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University of Iowa Foundation News Release


Nov. 6, 2006

UI Libraries To Benefit From $225,000 Gift From Former Employee

A $225,000 gift from the estate of Clarice E. Krieg, who worked at the University of Iowa Libraries as a cataloguer in the 1920s and 1930s, will assist the UI Libraries in purchasing books and reference materials far into the future. The gift was made through the UI Foundation.

A 1932 graduate of the UI, Krieg died in 2004, having lived most recently in Eugene, Ore. Before designating that a portion of her estate be used to create the Clarice Krieg Libraries Fund, Krieg had been a longtime supporter of UI Libraries; her gifts included monetary contributions and her collection of Christmas-related greeting cards, which she donated to UI Libraries' Special Collections. Those cards formed the heart of an exhibition at the UI Main Library in December 2000.

"We have been very touched by Clarice Krieg's generosity to the University of Iowa Libraries over the years," said Nancy L. Baker, University Librarian. "As a fellow academic librarian, she spent her career providing access to information. With this bequest, the UI Libraries will honor her legacy by continuing to meet the information needs of our students, faculty and staff."

The University of Iowa Libraries is the largest library system in the state of Iowa and among the top 25 of the nation's research libraries. The University's Main Library, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, 10 branch libraries and the Law Library contain more than 4 million volumes.

The UI acknowledges the UI Foundation as the UI as a preferred channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the university. For more information, visit the foundation's web site at

STORY SOURCE: UI Foundation, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, Iowa 52244-4550

MEDIA CONTACT: Randy Rumery, UI Libraries Liaison 319-335-3305, Writer: Forrest Meyer