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Tomorrow: Join the 1842 Day Celebration!

  • Posted by: Shawn Proctor
  • Posted Date: September 20, 2021
  • Filed Under: Library News

1842 Day tag in front of library


The fifth annual 1842 Day has arrived, and Villanova welcomes alumni, students, faculty, staff, as well as friends, family, and supporters to join the fun by supporting the Library!

Located at the heart of main campus, Falvey Memorial Library is the interdisciplinary academic center of the Villanova University community. Students, faculty, and staff visit Falvey over half a million times each year. Whether to discuss research with a librarian, attend a book talk with an accomplished author, or find a quiet place to write or study, a visit to the Library is an essential part of a student’s life at Villanova.


Preservation supplies purchased with 1842 Day funds in 2019 protected media for future researchers’ use.

Amid distance learning and social distance protocols, the Library continues to adapt—from expanded online resources to “Pick Up & Go” to scanning services. Your gift to Falvey Memorial Library on 1842 Day will help to enhance and impact these areas and more, including e-journals, databases, books, Special Collections and the treasured University Archives, benefiting students and faculty for generations to come.

In 2020, 107 donors supported Falvey Memorial Library on 1842 Day, which bolstered the Library’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as Public Health resources available to the Villanova community. In prior years, funds supported Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement’s archival efforts to preserve and digitize rare and important items from Villanova’s history.

“For alumni, the Library represents a link to their shared past, where the memories of their time at Villanova are saved and kept. For current students, it remains a central hub of their academic and campus experience, providing resources, research expertise, space, and support to excel in their college years, and beyond,” says Millicent Gaskell, University Librarian.

This year, your gift of any amount will go even further on 1842 Day—Gaskell has announced she will match donations to the Library up to $1842!

Make your gift on 1842 Day, or beat the rush and donate early! Click the image below on your computer or tablet or follow the QR code on your smart phone!










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Last Modified: September 20, 2021

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