of Reeves Library, a new support group, opened its guest book
the Rare Books Room of Reeves Library on December 10. Formation
of the Friends group coincides with the 35th anniversary of the
library’s opening and the 10th of completion of its wings.
group’s initial event included a short ceremony to thank
Robert P. L. Frick ’49 for his longtime support and to
dedicate the bookcase he commissioned from Duckloe Brothers for
gave the case, which matches one he donated several years ago,
in honor of his friend and fellow student, the late
L. Williams ’48, the first librarian of Reeves. Frick’s
other gifts have included a copy of the 1746 printing of Orbis
Sensualium Pictus by Comenius.
Packer Linderman Frick, as you can see from his two middle names,
is part of a family
that has far more connections
University (Packer Chapel, Linderman Library) than to Moravian. “I
went to Moravian to be different,” he said.
addition to giving to the library and commissioning and donating
institutional mace (which was carried for the
in his Commencement procession in 1949), Frick served on
that oversaw the merger of the men’s and women’s
colleges in 1953. He also worked for the Admissions Office,
and he can be
seen in an archival photograph hefting a shovelful of earth
for the ground-breaking of Johnston Hall.
board of Friends of the Library includes Rita Berk, director
Reeves Library; Janet Loengard, professor of
Dana Dunn, professor of psychology; Glenn Asquith, professor
on the Van and Katherine Merle-Smith Fund, Moravian Theological
Seminary; Doris Schatt-schneider, professor emerita of
mathematics; Joan Lardner Paul, director of major gifts;
director of development; John Weeren, college archivist;
and Barbara Martin Stout ’87 (M.A.P.C.), co-chair
of the Music Alliance and daughter of Bethlehem Steel’s
former chairman, Edmund Martin.
information on joining Friends of the Library, call Rita Berk,
610 861-1540 or email her at email@example.com.