Established in 2007 through an estate gift of Ms. Ethel Van Roden, this fund supports acquisitions in all disciplines. Although not herself a Penn graduate, Ms. Van Roden clearly felt a bequest to Penn Libraries would honor and memorialize the life of her friend, Mr. Albert E. Visk, a 1928 graduate of the Wharton School of Business.
Multidisciplinary endowment funds are particularly helpful, as they allow Penn Libraries to acquire resources in the areas of greatest need.
Materials purchased through this fund include:
- Database of dreams [electronic resource] : the lost quest to catalog humanity
- Companion to biological anthropology [electronic resource].
- Historical archaeology of the Delaware Valley, 1600-1850 [electronic resource]
- Upper Walbrook valley cemetery of Roman London : excavations at Finsbury Circus, City of London, 1987-2007
- Ethnography from the mission field : the Hoffmann Collection of Cultural Knowledge
- Data, now bigger and better!
- Moundbuilders : ancient peoples of eastern North America
- Archaeological reconnaissance in Upper Nubia
- See additional titles purchased through this fund