Established in 1977 by Julia B. Leisenring (College for Women 1970), this fund supports acquisitions for the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania.
The fund has enabled the Library to acquire a number of fascinating works including:
Richard Bradley, A Complete Body of Husbandry: Collected from the Practice and Experience of the Most Considerable Farmers in Britain, 1727.
Marianne-Agnes Pillement Fauques, L'histoire de Madame la Marquise de Pompadour, 1759.
Lorenzo de' Medici, Poesie del Magnifico Lorenzo de' Medici, 1791.
For faculty, students, and visiting scholars, this fund supports collection development that provides the basis for a new understanding of the past.