Western Libraries receives $2M legacy gift

Western University Libraries has received its largest donation to date: a $2M gift from the estate of Halina and James Russell (Rus) Robinson. This donation will fund the establishment of a signature collection in history and social sciences, with a focus on military history. The collection will include full-text access to the history databases America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts. Western Distinguished University Professor Jonathan Vance said that this collection will give students “unparalleled access to the most important literature in military history” and the opportunity to “take advantage of the newest research resources as they become available.”