|Administrative History||The Friends came into being at a Joint meeting of the Library Committee and the Steering Committee held on 6 October 1962. A small Steering Committee had been set up comprising the Curator, the Principal, Mr Maurice Cramb, Professor Kermack, Mr Cosmo Gordon, the Librarian, the Deputy Librarian and three ex- Curators namely Professors Stephen, MacRitchie and Watt. The Steering Committee was then very active in drafting a proposed Constitution. In a very helpful entry of Library Notes at page 250 of Volume xxxix of Aberdeen University Review for 1961-62, Douglas Simpson advised that permission has now been received from the University Court to found a Society of Friends of Aberdeen University Library on the pattern of those at present in existence elsewhere. A Constitution has been drafted and has been submitted for approval by the University Court.|
The aims of the Friends were and still are to this day -
to encourage donations of funds and of books, prints, manuscripts and other items of interest to the Library.
to help the Library buy special books, manuscripts and other items of interest.
to encourage interest in the Library and the potential of its collections.
For more information see a brief history in the newsletter of Autumn/Winter 2012.