Kresge Library

of the
May 18, 1960


The following communication has been received by Chancellor Varner from the Kresge Foundation of Detroit:

We are pleased to inform you that at a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees a grant of $500,000 was authorized toward your proposed $1,500,000 library building to be constructed on the Michigan State University-Oakland Campus near Rochester, Michigan.

We are unable this year to make a grant of $1,500,000 covering the estimated cost of the building including furnishings and equipment. If the University wishes to submit a request for a grant of $500,000 in January, 1961 and a similar request in January, 1962, we will be glad to give them consideration at that time.

The proposed grants to be considered in 1961 and 1962 in no sense constitute a legal obligation but are merely an expression of intent and assumes that conditions in those years will permit.

On motion by Mr. Merriman, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was voted to accept with gratitude the above-mentioned grant from the Kresge Foundation and to authorize the Secretary, on behalf of the Board, to express its great appreciation to Mr. Kresge and his associates.

Reappointment of Helene Jeanne Desparmet as Lecturer in Foreign Languages at Michigan State University-Oakland at a salary of $2,000 for the period from April 1 to June 15, 1960, paid from account 11-9621.

Appointment of Frederick W. Obear as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at $6,200 effective September 1, 1960.

Transfer of James A. Gherity, Jr. as Assistant Professor of Economics at $6,200 at Michigan State University to Assistant Professor of Economics at $6,700 at Michigan State University-Oakland effective September 1, 1960.

Gifts for the Scholarship Fund:

$2,000 from Mrs. William Gossett of Bloomfield Hills to establish the Charles Evans Hughes Scholarship at Michigan State University-Oakland

$2,040 from L. L. Colbert of Highland Park to establish the Colbert Scholarship at Michigan State University-Oakland.   (p.61)



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