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Dorlesca and William Peterson Endowed Library Fund

Dorlesca and William Peterson

The purpose of the Endowment is for acquisition of materials for the Pacific Northwest Collection in Special Collections. Acquisitions may include books, microforms, sets of collected works, facsimiles of manuscripts, and all other information formats.

Dorlesca Hazel Ryan, a UW graduate, has been a longtime supporter of the Libraries. She helped to establish the Friends of the UW Libraries, serving as a director on its board from 1991 to 1996. Ms. Ryan created this endowment in honor of her parents, Dorlesca and William Peterson, who were Pacific Northwest pioneers.