This year’s batch of books purchased as part of the AKS collection have arrived in the library and are now available on the shelves just inside the library entrance, next to the new books display. Each year the Association of American Rhodes Scholars generously pays for the library to purchase somewhere in the region of 100 books in memory of Frank Aydelotte (first American Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarships), Paul Kieffer (President of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars, 1957-1969), and Courtney Smith (second American Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarships).
The books are kept on display by the entrance to the library for a year. Thereafter they are moved upstairs and shelved as part of the main collection. The books currently on display separately can be identified by the prefix AKS to their shelfmark.
A list of this year’s acquisitions may be found on SOLO by searching for ‘AKS’ in the shelfmark (limit to the Vere Harmsworth Library) or by clicking this link.
We are grateful as ever to the Association of American Rhodes Scholars for funding these purchases and for their ongoing support of the library.