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Merrell Rees and Laura Woodward Davis Endowed Library Fund

Merrell and Laura

The purpose of the Endowment is for acquisitions to University Libraries' collections of American literature including books, periodicals, sets of collected works, facsimiles of manuscripts, and all other information formats.

Laura Elizabeth Woodward Davis was a strong advocate for the Univeristy Libraries over the years. She was a generous contributor since 1982 and served on the board of the Friends of the Libraries from 1994-1998. In 2002 she established this endowment in honor of her husband, Merrell Rees Davis, a professor of American Literature at the University of Washington from 1947 until his death in 1961.

Laura Davis passed away in July 2003. In her memory, her children chose to rename this endowment to honor both of their parents.