Class of 1961 Memorial Book Fund

The Class of 1961 Memorial Book Fund was established through the generosity of the Class of 1961 at their 40th reunion in April 2001.  The fund is used to purchase a book which is plated and placed in the McCain Library collection in memory of each deceased member of the class of 1961.

The books selected to date are as follows:

Class member Book

Molly Jane Schwab

Molly Jane Schwab

January 7, 1967

Old English Literature: a short introduction
by Daniel Donoghue

Old English Literature

Elizabeth Davis Towler

Elizabeth Davis Towler

November 26, 1973

Exploring the invisible: art, science, and the spiritual
by Lynn Gamwell

Exploring the Invisible

Martha Brock Hanna Alexander

Martha Brock Hanna Alexander

May 12, 1982

Imagining London
by John Clement Ball

Imagining London

Joan Lewis Runkle

Joan Lewis Runkle

November 6, 1987

Cradle of Thought: Exploring the Origins of Thinking
by Peter Hobson

Cradle of Thought

Ann Ashford Lehfeldt

Ann Ashford Lehfeldt

March 15, 1988

Writing in the Asylum: Student Poets in City Schools
by Jennifer McCormick

Writing in the Asylum

Helene Marks Crawford

Helene Marks Crawford

November 17, 1988

Lord of Misrule
by Jaimy Gordon

Lord of Misrule

Elizabeth Fuller Smith

Elizabeth Fuller Smith

April 2, 1989

Naked Economics: undressing the dismal science
by Charles Wheelan

Naked Economics

Dorothy Cummings Bailey

Dorothy Cummings Bailey

March 15, 1995

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes for Information Literacy Instruction in Academic Institutions
by Elizabeth Fuseler Avery

Assessing Student Learning

Margaret Bullock

Margaret Bullock

June 17, 1995

A passion for birds: American ornithology after Audubon
by Mark Barrow

A Passion for Birds

Mary Jim Clark Schubert

Mary Jim Clark Schubert

February 2, 1996

Choral Music in the twentieth century
by Nick Strimple

Choral Music

Ellen Hines Smith

Ellen Hines Smith

April 26, 1998

Mother/Nature: popular culture and environmental ethics
by Catherine Roach

MMother/nature

Jane Kelly Watson

Jane Kelly Watson

October 9, 2001

Sensory Worlds in Early America
by Peter Charles Hoffer

Sensory Worlds

Sally Bryan Minter

Sally Bryan Minter

October 18, 2001

Lockout: Dublin 1913
by Padraig Yeates

Lockout: Dublin 1913

Mary Taylor Lipscomb Garrity

Mary Taylor Lipscomb Garrity

June 4, 2003

Staging domesticity: household work and English identity in early modern drama
by Wendy Wall

Staging Domesticity

Mary Jo Hudgens Suekoff

Mary Jo Hudgens Suekoff

August 11, 2004

Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War
by Vincent Sherry (ed.)

Literature of the First World War

Marsha Lear Taylor

Marsha Lear Taylor

August 9, 2006

Third Views, Second Sights: A Rephotographic Survey of the American West
by Mark Klett (ed.)

Third Views, Second Sights

Linda Grant Teasley

Linda Grant Teasley

March 4, 2008

Poems of Henry Timrod with Memoir and Portrait
by Henry Timrod

Poems of Henry Timrod

Virginia Thomas Shackelford

Virginia Thomas Shackelford

June 2, 2008

The River Where America Began: A Journey along the James
by Bob Deans

River Where America Began

Dinah McMillan Kahler

Dinah McMillan Kahler

September 19, 2008

Are We There Yet? The Golden Age of American Family Vacations
by Susan Sessions Rugh

Are We There Yet

Virginia Aderhold Powell

Virginia Aderhold Powell

December 12, 2009

Founding Mothers: The Women who Raised our Nation
by Cokie Roberts

Founding Mothers

Elizabeth Hammond Moore

Elizabeth Hammond Moore

February 2, 2010

Effective School Interventions, Second Edition: Evidence Based Strategies for Improving Student Outcomes
by Natalie Rathvon

Effective School Instruction

Peggy Wells Hughes

Peggy Wells Hughes

March 14, 2010

Charles Dickens
by Michael Slater

Charles Dickens

Betty Barber Cobb

Betty Barber Cobb

March 25, 2010

Finding Frida Kahlo
by Barbara Levine

Finding Frida Kahlo

Mary Fairfax Ware

Mary Fairfax Ware

May 8, 2010

Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry
by Stephen Burt

Close Calls

Helen Everett Smith

Helen Everett Smith

March 31, 2013

 The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
by Simon Winchester 

Men Who United the States

 

Julia Maddox Paul

Julia Maddox Paul

September 14, 2013

Neoconservative Politics and the Supreme Court: Law, Power, and Democracy
by Stephen M. Feldman 

 

Neoconservative Politics