ARTS LIBRARY CHALLENGE ENDOWMENT
The Wagner Dance
Betty L. Wagner, Architecture and Urban Planning Librarian, recently established
the Wagner Dance Challenge Fund to create an endowment for dance library materials.
Ms. Wagner graduated from the UW School of Librarianship in June 1951, and
was immediately appointed head of the UW Architecture Library. Her lifelong
commitment to libraries, particularly those associated with the arts, fueled
her decision to establish a special University Libraries endowment called
the Performing Arts Library Challenge Endowment.
In establishing this special challenge fund, Betty wants to encourage the
growth of three new endowments for the Libraries. These new endowments will
focus on dance, drama and music and will come from other donor contributions
to the original challenge endowment. It is Bettys intention that when
the original fund has received sufficient donations directed to one of these
three areas, a new endowment will be launched. In this way, Betty wishes to
inspire others who share her belief in the importance of libraries and learning
Former dance majors and those interested in dance are encouraged to contribute
to the Wagner Dance Challenge Funds attempt to build an endowment for
purchasing of dance films and books. Checks may be sent to University of Washington
Libraries, Office of Development, 482 Allen Library, Box 352900, Seattle,
WA 98195-2900. Checks should be made to University of Washington Foundation;
please specify the money goes to the Wagner Dance Challenge Fund.