This year’s set of books purchased as part of the AKS collection have arrived and are now available in the library. Each year, the American Association of Rhodes Scholars generously pays for the library to purchase approximately 100 books in memory of Frank Aydelotte (first American Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarships), Paul Kieffer (President of the American Association of 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.
This year’s acquisitions may be found on SOLO by searching for AKS in the shelfmark, or clicking on this link.
We are ever grateful to the American Association of Rhodes Scholars for funding this collection.
Each year, the American Association of Rhodes Scholars pays for a batch of new books to be purchased to add to the Adeloytte-Kieffer-Smith (AKS) collection at the VHL. The AKS books are intended to have wider interest than the purely academic focus of most of our holdings, and the most recent year’s acquisitions are kept on the shelves just to your left as you enter the library. Older volumes are shelved as part of the main collection upstairs. The 2010 additions to the collection are now available in the library, and can also be browsed on SOLO.
Each year, the American Association of Rhodes Scholars kindly gives the library a sum of money to purchase a number of books to add to the Adeloytte-Kiefer-Smith (AKS) collection. These books are displayed on the shelves next to the new accessions, just inside the entrance to the library, for a year before being shelved upstairs with the rest of our holdings. The AKS books often include titles that we might not normally purchase – books of more general or popular interest. If you want to browse this year’s acquisitions without coming into the library, you can click here for a list of this year’s titles.