James Ford Bell Library

The Parker Fund

The Parker Fund was initiated in 1991 by the Associates of the James Ford Bell Library, honoring Jack's retirement as curator. Its purpose is to support publishing and other projects that advance the research mission of the Library.



By Check:  Send checks payable to the University of Minnesota to the James Ford Bell Library, Attn: The Parker Fund, 309-19th Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

By credit card:  Online through the University of Minnesota Foundation. Select the button "Give Now" in the upper left-hand corner. Tips to ensure that your contribution goes directly to the Parker Fund:

  • In the search box at the bottom of the screen, type in: U of M Libraries.
  • You will be asked to complete an online form. In the box marked Special Instructions for Your Gift, type:   #3151 John Parker Fund.


Your generous gift will help us to continue Jack's fine work to bring the materials in the Bell collection to new audiences.

O. Meredith Wilson Library
309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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E-mail: jfbell@umn.edu
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