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  (Note: The Endowed Funds History is alphabetized by the last name of the person(s) named for the fund.)
Karl's Fund for the Staff of the River Campus Libraries
Date Established: 1998

Karl Sanford Kabelac retired from the Rush Rhees Library's Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation in 1998 after 30 years as the University Archivist and specialist for the treasury of documents, letters, manuscripts, and diaries housed in the Department. That year, Karl generously initiated this fund to support staff development and social activities within the River Campus Libraries.

The John M. and Barbara Keil Endowment
Date Established: 2002

The John M. and Barbara Keil University Archivist and Rochester Collections Librarian will use the income from an endowment created by Mr. and Mrs. Keil of Nyack, N.Y., to purchase and maintain documents and other materials related to the history and life of the University and the Rochester community.


Mr. Keil, a 1944 alumnus and a native of Rochester, spent 40 years as an advertising executive before he retired in 1987. One of his most successful campaigns was his creation of the National Crime Prevention Council's spokesman, McGruff, the Crime Dog. Mr. Keil was also the voice of McGruff. He now paints full time and has exhibited his work at galleries in New York and New England. He is a Life Trustee of the University and served as co-chair of the Libraries' Advisory Council from 1997 to 2004. Mrs. Keil has a master's degree in social work and, though not a graduate of Rochester, she has adopted the University and is a steadfast supporter of the River Campus Libraries.


"Jack and Barbara Keil's support for and friendship to the River Campus Libraries has been remarkable,"

-- Ronald F. Dow, the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of River Campus Libraries.

Milo Gifford Kellogg Endowment

Mr. Kellogg graduated from the University of Rochester in 1870 with a bachelor of arts degree and in 1873 received his master of arts. In 1872, he joined the Eastern Electric Manufacturing Company as superintendent of manufacturing, and later was general manger of the firm. Mr. Kellogg pioneered in the development and production of both apparatus and circuits in the early days of the telephone, and was granted more than 100 patents. Mr. Kellogg died in Chicago in 1909.

Asahel C. Kendrick Fund

Asahel C. Kendrick was Rochester's first librarian from 1853 to 1869. He also served as executive officer of the newly created University until the appointment of the first University President, Martin B. Anderson. Asahel Kendrick secured the library's first endowed book fund of $25,000 in 1857 from General John Rathbone to purchase books for the University's Library.

The Koller-Collins Center for English Studies

The Koller-Collins Center for English Studies was named in honor of English Professors Kathrine Koller and Rowland Collins. The Center contains a core collection of about six thousand texts in all areas of British and American Literature, with special holdings in the works of Elizabethan dramatists and reference materials for literary studies.

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