By tradition, Stanford University uses gifts to the Memorial Fund to purchase books for campus libraries. A sailing ship depicted in The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville, 1657, graces the bookplate memorializing departed family members, classmates, faculty, and others, as well as recording the names of contributors.
The Celebration Fund commemorates life’s more joyous occasions – living achievements and special moments of friends and family – with a bookplate depicting musicians from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493.
Anyone wishing to provide new books for the Libraries may also give to the Celebration Fund; bookplates bearing the Stanford Seal honor book sponsors.
In these commemorative programs, one bookplate is placed in a random, newly acquired book for each $50 donated. To support a specific subject collection in the Libraries by expendable gift or endowment, please contact the Library Development Office for further assistance at 650-723-3866. When requesting memorial gifts to the Stanford Libraries in community announcements and newspapers, please ask that donations be addressed to: The Memorial Fund, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA 94305-6004.
Click here to view and print the Commemorate with Books donation form.