February 17, 2018

UNC-Chapel Hill Receives $1M Bequest

By LJ Staff

A gift of nearly $1 million from the estate of Gladys Hall Coates will establish the Albert and Gladys Coates Endowment Fund benefiting the N.C. Collection in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Wilson Library. UNC officials said income from the Coates fund will support the “research, writing and publication of biographies” of all former presidents and chancellors of UNC-Chapel Hill and of Albert Coates, who with wife Gladys founded the university’s Institute of Government (now School of Government) in 1931. Income will be used to provide funds for research, exhibits, web projects and speakers on state-related topics. “We are pleased that the North Carolina Collection was chosen,” said University Librarian Joe Hewitt in a statement. The N.C. Collection is considered the largest and most comprehensive repository of published materials relating to a single state in America.