FDU Library Acquires Special Editions 19th and 20th Century British Women Writers

Madison, N.J. – October 13, 2009 –­ The public is invited to a reception at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham Library on Wednesday, October 21 at 2 p.m., honoring the acquisition of a newly donated collection of special editions of 19th- and 20th-century British women writers.

This collection, a gift of Allan Kushen & family, which will be known as the “Kushen Family Collection in memory of Betty Kushen, Ph.D.” 

The Kushen Collection also includes Benjamin Franklin-related works and Betty Kushen’s unpublished doctoral dissertation (New York University) on Benjamin Franklin’s biographers’ attitudes toward him. 

A representative selection of books from the collection will be displayed in the Library Orangérie. Allen Kushen and members of his family will be honorees.

Mrs. Kushen was a faculty member of the English Department on the College at Florham campus in the 1970s. 


For Immediate Release


FDU Public Relations
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Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Dina Schipper
Director, University Public Relations

Melissa Payton

FDU Public Relations
   (College at Florham Office)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Scott Giglio
Assistant Director, Public Relations

Lillian Lukac