The year 2023 is significant for the Friends of the Kreitzberg Library. It marks 30 years of dedicated service to the Library and Archives & Special Collections and Norwich University.
To celebrate this milestone, FOKL Vice President Carl Drechsel, NU ’67, is leading an initiative to increase FOKL membership by 250 new contributors by the year 2027.
Founded in 1968 as the Friends of the Norwich University Library (FONUL), the Friends is comprised of alumni, faculty, scholars, students, parents, and community leaders, who are advocates for the University’s Library. In 2008 the Friends voted to change their name to the Friends of the Kreitzberg Library (FOKL).
The Friends provide support for the Kreitzberg Library and Archives & Special Collections to enrich and enhance the intellectual and cultural climate of Norwich University. They are committed to preserving Norwich history and traditions, including preserving archives and rare materials. Gifts, grants, and endowments from the Friends to the Kreitzberg Library provide books, journals and equipment as well as the preservation of rare materials and photographs. The Friends also sponsor authors, lectures, panel discussions, student research awards, and other events promoting Kreitzberg Library.
To ensure continuous support, the Friends welcome annual memberships and has provision for endowments.
The Friends are committed to preserving Norwich history and traditions, including preserving archives and rare materials in the Norwich University Archives & Special Collections.
Gifts, grants, and endowments help the Friends of the Kreitzberg Library provide books, journals and equipment as well as the preservation of rare materials and photographs.
The Friends also sponsor authors, lectures, panel discussions, student research papers, and other events promoting the Kreitzberg Library.
Every year, the Friends sponsor a diverse series of programs—lectures, exhibit openings, symposia—to stimulate the intellect and the imagination. All members are invited. All members receive a subscription to the Friends biannual newsletter, which offers an inside look at the library’s programs, services, personnel, recent acquisitions, and future plans. Above all, membership in the Friends brings the satisfaction of helping to build one of the nation’s most important research collections. It means sharing in the stewardship of a great institution.
President: Mike Nason ’69
Vice President: Carl Drechsel ’67
Secretary: Megann O’Malley
Treasurer: Marty Hanifin ’86
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