Founded in 1935, the Colby Library Associates were a long-standing, vital force in the acquisition of Colby’s rare and unique collections that became Special Collections.
Student scholarship: Read a brief history of the Colby Library Associates written by Meghan Kelly, Class of 2017, 2013-2014 Presidential Scholar.
THE COLBY LIBRARY ASSOCIATES AS DONORS
The CLA were involved in many of the acquisitions highlighted on this site, either directly or behind the scenes. Personal relationships within the CLA membership played a large part in building and promoting the collections.