The Margaret P. Hess Collection [article]

Ernest B. Ingles, University Of Calgary, University Of Calgary
2006
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT While academic libraries must turn to governments for their basic sustenance, the roots of greatness in a library have always been found in the generosity of individuals, particularly private collectors and lovers of books. The Libraries of the University of Calgary have derived much nourishment from the Governments of Alberta and Canada and for this we are truly thankful. However, in the traditon of the great libraries, the jewels in our crown are those specialized private
more » ... alized private collections placed in our care by the unique and knowledgeable people who built these collections over time with personal care and enthusiasm. No finer example exists than the Library of Margaret Hess. The pages that follow provide a brief account of the extent and value of this impressive collection and bear witness to the life's devotion and discernment which Margaret Hess has given to this collection. Over the years this large gift of books,journals, pamphlets and rarities have proven to be of immeasureable worth to the scholars of the University of Calgary and to visitors from afar. This brochure was prepared originally by Mr. Ernest B. Ingles, former Rare Books and Special Collections Librarian and currently the Director of Libraries at the University of Alberta. It reflects his extensive knowledge of the collection and his extensive background in Canadian Studies.
doi:10.11575/prism/29594 fatcat:gujdsatxn5aozmx4u3vwhgm6ia