This Is Auburn Auburn University Libraries Tiger Giving Day Results

Tiger Giving Day Results

Before and After photos of an old leather-bound book showing significant repair work

Auburn University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives department is pleased to announce the completion of the restoration project for two historic books: Raphael Holinshed’s “Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande” (1587) and Holinshed’s “Historie of England” (1587) thanks to the generosity of Tiger Giving Day donors. With their support, AU Libraries was able to surpass their Tiger Giving Day target goal of $10,000 by 34 percent. The additional funds will be used to restore more historic books.

For over a decade, the two books have been a pivotal part of AU Libraries classroom experience. However, due to their poor and fragile condition, their usage in the classroom has been very limited in recent years. With the successful restoration of these books, they can be brought back to life and offer students a unique hands-on experience of the Early Modern works in English.

With the support of donors, we can now ensure the usage and teaching of these volumes to generations of Auburn students.

Here is a reveal video of our historic book restoration!

Play video button with preview of Book Repair

Last updated: 10/16/2023