|photo by Carly Glazier Photography|
"We are so honored by this very generous donation," says Keith Gorman, Head of the Special Collections and University Archives. " This gift helps to support our efforts in collection development, research support, and the use of archival materials in instruction. Moreover, the newly named conference room will provide us with a space to hold faculty consultations, conduct hands-on workshops, and teach small seminars."
The naming culminates a season of generosity from Coble’s friends and supporters, who provided the money for a major gift to the University Libraries, with a substantial portion of the gift coming in December just before the winter break. The funds from the gift will be used to complete the processing of Congressman Coble’s papers and, with any remaining funds, to up-fit the conference room that will bear his name. The latest money came through a fundraiser that honored the Congressman upon his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives. Money was given by corporations, businesses, and individuals.