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UNLV: Alumna's donations will bolster rare books collection

Posted at 10:32 PM, Sep 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 01:32:22-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV says an alumna is establishing a $5 million endowment to booster the rare books collection at the university libraries.

The university says Beverly Rogers' endowment will fund a rare books curator position named after her and that she also is donating her personal book collection valued at over $1 million.

The collection includes over 1,300 items.

Rogers said in a statement released by the university that members of the libraries team share her vision "for what the collection could mean and will continue enhancing and growing it to benefit all at the university and beyond."

Rogers' collection contains sub-genres centered on Victorian literature, works by Joseph Conrad and John Steinbeck and "books about books."