Walter Raff Display at the Archer Library
December 12, 2011
Past University of Regina employee and former Regina resident, Walter Raff, has endowed more than $300,000 to the Dr. John Archer Library. The Walter Raff Collection Development Endowment, which began in 2004, will be enhanced because of his planned gift. Funds will acquire books for the Library in the areas of English Literature, including history and criticism, and History and Philosophy of Western Europe.
“Because of the magnitude of this gift, we are able to create better education and research opportunities for students to go to the Library and enrich their knowledge taught to them in the classroom,” said University of Regina President Dr. Vianne Timmons. “Complementing and enhancing their education by expanding our collection is truly a lasting legacy from one donor’s far-sighted gift.”
The display illustrates some of the library's books that were purchased with funds from the Walter Raff Endowment. These books examine works written during the Victorian era and focus on authors such as George Eliot, Charles Dickens, and the Brontë sisters. The display will be shown from December 2011 to January 2012.