AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXIX , No. 2, Fall 2007

A New Way to Commemorate Our Colleagues and Teachers

bookplateA new recognition program has been developed at the Center for History of Physics. Generous donors can now name significant items in the Niels Bohr Library & Archives Reading Room, Book Stacks and Archives in memory of an esteemed colleague, mentor or friend. Such a gift gives more than onceĖit will publicly recognize an important person even while it supports our programs to preserve science history. Every penny donated in this way will help build a sustaining endowment, since fundraising and other costs are carried by the American Institute of Physics. Below is a partial list of naming opportunities; please contact AIPís Development Office for more details (301-209- 3006;

Shelf in the Book Stacks, Reading Room, or Achives

One Book Shelf. . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000.00
Entire Book Case . . . . . . . . . . . $6,000.00

Income from these endowments will approximately pay for maintaining the cataloging and preservation of whatever goes on the shelf. One can select a shelf or shelves that include a particular historical topic or biographical subject.

A Stair Leading to the Book Stacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000.00

A very visible form of recognition, similar to what Ellis Island and other public places have done by inscribing paving bricks. Your endowment will help maintain the Reading Room where the stairs are located, and the name of someone you wish to commemorate would be inscribed in this prominent location.

A Well-made, Comfortable Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,000.00

Offer a seat to a busy researcher! Have a mentor or colleague immortalized through a plaque placed on a chair in our Reading Room.

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