W.L. Lyons Brown Library
Thomas Merton Center
The Thomas Merton Center welcomes all friends and lovers of Thomas Merton who wish to ensure the preservation of his literary legacy for future generations. All gifts are tax-deductible within the guidelines of the Internal Revenue Code.
What is the Merton Center Restricted Fund?
The Merton Center Restricted Fund was established in 2000 to provide funds solely for the preservation of materials in the Thomas Merton Center, and the acquisition of additional Merton and Merton-related materials as they become available.
How is money donated to the Restricted Fund used?
Money donated to the fund is used in two vital areas of the Center's work:
Preservation of Merton's literary estate for future generations using such techniques as digitization, de-acidification, the use of appropriate archival storage mediums, etc. The Merton Center Restricted Fund exists to provide the financial resources necessary to undertake this vital and urgent work.
Further acquisition of materials by and about Thomas Merton as they become available. This is an essential activity to maintain and develop the uniquely comprehensive collection at the Merton Center for scholars and enthusiasts, in the present and the future.
How might my donation to the Restricted Fund help in these goals?
Preservation of Merton's Literary Estate:
|Digitization of Manuscripts||$500,000.|
|Digitization of Film and Video Material||$200,000.|
|Improvement to Temperature and Humidity Controls||$90,000.|
|Fire-proof filing cabinets||$30,000.|
|Archival Storage Boxes and Envelopes||$20,000.|
|Archival Display Equipment||$15,000.|
Acquisition and Display of Materials:
|Purchase of Rare Merton Materials||$25,000 per annum|
|Purchase of Merton Related Materials||$2,500 per annum|
|Printing and Display of Merton Photographs||$27,000|
|Purchase of Owen Merton Watercolors||$60,000|
The above figures are for just some of the projects that need to be undertaken as funding permits. Some of these figures can be broken down into much smaller component parts. For example, archival storage equipment can be purchased for as little as $5, or to print and frame a photograph of Merton's to an archival standard would cost $250.
For further information about funding a specific project please contact Paul Pearson at the address below.
How can I make a donation?
If you would like to make this vital contribution to the work of the Thomas Merton Center, please make your check payable to:
"Bellarmine's Merton Center Restricted Fund"
and send your donation to:
Dr Paul M. Pearson.
Director and Archivist.
Thomas Merton Center
2001 Newburg Road,
Louisville, KY. 40205.
Telephone: (502) 272 8177.
Fax: (502) 272 8452.
Donations to the Restricted Fund are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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