Historical Book Collection Donated to University of Lethbridge Library

Dr. Robert Lampard

An Alberta physician has made a generous historical contribution to the University of Lethbridge library.

A generous historical contribution to the University of Lethbridge library. Dr. Robert Lampard, a physician who practiced in Red Deer for 26 years, is donating his Western Canadian book collection of 6,774 titles to the U of L library. A large portion of the gift will be added to Special Collections and housed in the newly renovated rare book room, the Dr. Dorothy Lampard Reading Room. It's named in honour of Lampard's aunt who was a founding faculty member and U of L senator. Member of the National Archives Appraisal Board of Canada, Barbara Ellis, says the broad scope of the collection will provide western Canadian researchers with a wealth of information about early Canadian exploration, the Arctic, mountaineering, early Canadian railway development, western Canadian banking and business history, the political and religious history of the prairie provinces, native studies, the HBC, railways, ranching, the fur trade, local history, the Canadian military and policing, natural history, geology and Canadian art. Lampard says the gift gives him comfort, knowing that it honours his remarkable aunt all while continuing a legacy of reading and literacy. -Tina Giesbrecht
Dr. Robert Lampard

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