James Ford Bell Library

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Your contribution to the James Ford Bell Library supports scholarship and education at all levels, and helps to enrich our community by advancing understanding of our global heritage, making the world we live in more meaningful.

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James Ford Bell Library Fund

This fund supports all of the activities, projects, and programs of the Bell Library, including acquisitions, outreach, instruction, and conservation, among others.

James Ford Bell Library Research Fellows Fund

Funding for scholarly research, particularly for new and mid-career faculty, has become increasingly important This fund brings scholars to Minnesota to use the Bell collections.

John Parker Fund

Disseminating scholarship and collection information is an important aspect of our work at the Bell Library. This endowed fund supports our publication and other outreach projects. It was created in honor of the first Bell Library curator, the late John ("Jack") Parker, who held the position from 1953 until his retirement in 1991.


This will take you to an online giving form at the University of Minnesota Foundation

Other Gifts
Bequests and Estate Gifts


For additional information or to make an appointment, please contact:

Ms. Katherine McGill
U of M Libraries Development Director

Associates ship Joining the Associates of the James Ford Bell Library is another way to support library projects. For more information, visit the Associates' website: Associates of the James Ford Bell Library

Virginia Donovan, first Bell Research Fellow

Virginia Donovan, first Bell Research Fellow

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