January 23, 2002
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—The Gladys Brooks Foundation has made a grant to Amherst College of $100,000 to support the college library’s Gladys Brooks Foundation Fund for acquisitions.

The latest Gladys Brooks Foundation grant will help the library support a relatively new department at the college, Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. Established in 1993, the department comprises a group of faculty and courses that place the law in its historical, social and cultural context. The Amherst College Library will use this grant to enhance its human rights and international law collections and supplement its holdings in legal philosophy, ethics and global ethnic conflict.

The Gladys Brooks Foundation Fund is an endowed fund, established in 1988, that Amherst College uses to develop the collections at the Amherst College Library. The Gladys Brooks Foundation was created under the Will of Gladys Brooks Thayer of New York. Its purpose is to provide for the intellectual, moral and physical welfare of the people of this country by establishing and supporting non-profit libraries, educational institutions, hospitals and clinics. Visit the foundation's Website.