The University of Notre Dame will dedicate 20 endowed collections in its University Libraries and Kresge Law Library in ceremonies this evening at the Hesburgh Library and the Law School.p. Members of the 19 families whose gifts to the University established the endowments will be given tours of the Hesburgh Library; celebrate a Mass at which Notre Dame’s president, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., will preside; participate in the blessing of special plaques memorializing each endowed library collection; and attend a dinner hosted by the University’s provost, Nathan O. Hatch.p. The 20 new endowments bring to more than 80 the number of endowed library collections at Notre Dame and together comprise a gift to the University of some $6 million.p. The collections to be dedicated are the Mike Bachurski Family Endowment for the Study of Venture Capital Innovation and Ethics; the Thomas H. and Dorothy S. Corson Program for the JoséDurand Collection of Latin American Literary Works in Spanish, Italian and Latin; the Edward W. Devine Library Collection in Economics; the Anne and Bob Hoyt Library Endowment in the Business School; the John Hrycko Family Endowment Fund; the Jolley/O’Rourke Family Collection in Irish Studies; the Thomas Mahaffey, Jr. Business Information Center; the Mary B. Mathaus Endowed Library Collection on the Book and English Literature; and the Harley L. McDevitt Spanish Inquisition Library Collection.p. Also, the James M. and JoAnne Morrison General Library Endowment; the Robert and Dorothy Pfeil Library Endowment in Electrical Engineering; the John and Dianne Sennett Family Endowment for Irish Studies; the Edmund A. Stephan Chicago Tribune Microfilm Library Collection; the Harry L. and Colleen M. Troy Endowed Collection in Psychology; the Jean Roberts and Theodore F. Twardzik Family General Library Endowment and the Jean Roberts and Theodore F. Twardzik Family Endowed Collection in Polish Studies; the Valenti Family Endowment in Italian Studies; the John Vuono Family Endowed Collection in International Law; the Dorothy and Ted Weber, Jr., Family Collection: the Retrospective Fund for the College of Arts and Letters; and the Joseph J. and Frances D. Zavislak Family Collection in Polish Studies.p. The library gifts are components of Notre Dame’s $767 million “Generations” campaign. Announced last May, “Generations” is the largest fund-raising campaign in the history of Catholic higher education and the ninth largest capital campaign now in progress in American academe.