Reception for Elaine Challacombe, retiring after 24 years at the U of M
You are invited to Elaine Challacombe's retirement reception!
You are cordially invited to a lecture by historian of medicine and bibliophile Dr. W. Bruce Fye in honor of Elaine Challacombe's retirement as curator of the Owen H. Wangensteen Historical Library of Medicine. Dr. Fye, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Medical History at the Mayo Clinic, will present, "A Personal Story of the Blending of Bibliomania and Historical Scholarship."
Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
Reception to follow.
568 Diehl Hall
Essex St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
To honor Elaine and her great contributions to the Wangensteen Collection, we have established the Elaine Challacombe Visiting Scholar Fund. The Challacombe Fund will allow researchers, students, and independent scholars to come to the Wangensteen Library and take advantage of the truly remarkable collections that Elaine has nurtured and developed over her 24 years as curator.
Elaine Challacombe has enjoyed a successful career in Rare Books and Special Collections, first at the Strong Museum in Rochester, NY, and later at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. Under Elaine's leadership the collection has expanded in scope and content, growing from 30,000 books to approximately 70,000 volumes, many of them valuable and unique items in medical history.
For more information and to register to attend, see http://staff.lib.umn.edu/communications/email/2013/challacombe/