Green Makes Gift to Conserve Rare Books at IUP

Posted on 9/26/22 12:15 PM

This semester, Donald Green helped make the Isabella Wilkinson Green Dining Room in the Allenwood Restaurant a reality. The room is named for Green's mother, Isabella Wilkinson Green, who graduated in 1927 and was one of the first students to graduate from our institution with a four-year college degree.

In addition, Green has donated $1,950 to have three books from the IUP Special Collections and University Archives professionally restored by Etherington Conservation. Green's donation is in support of the IUP Libraries’ Adopt-A-Rare-Book program, which identifies books in need of conservation and professional repair.

Green's gift supports the conservation of the following titles in the IUP Special Collections and University Archives’ Rare Book Collection:

  • 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg (1913)
  • The Lord of the Isles (1815) by Sir Walter Scott (this book features a beautiful and rare fore-edge painting)
  • Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice: An historical tragedy (1821) by Lord Byron.

To further recognize Green’s generous donation to the IUP Special Collections and University Archives, we will also hold a special presentation of "Into the Archives: Holidays in the Tropics" in the Isabella Wilkinson Green Dining Room at the Allenwood Restaurant in Ackerman Hall on Friday, November 4, at 11:30 a.m. The presentation will include a special display from the Fashion Studies Program and much more. You are invited to make reservations at the Allenwood for this event.