Font Size:  Small  Medium  Large

The Ralph Voorhees Portrait

Robert C. Clothier


To us of the Rutgers community, the name Voorhees has become inseparably identified with the spirit and the service of our library, and with the vigorous growth it has experienced since the turn of the century. It was in 1903 that the late Ralph Voorhees presented the library building to the college. When twenty years later the original structure became overcrowded, his widow, Elizabeth Rodman Voorhees provided the funds for the needed addition. We have again been reminded of the benefactions of this devoted couple by the presentation, on November 13 last, of a portrait of Ralph Voorhees, the gift of members of the Voorhees family and of the Class of 1888.

Full Text: PDF


Creative Commons License
JRUL issues beginning with Vol 50, No 2 (1988) are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 United States License. The Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries. ISSN: 0036-0473.
Issues prior to Vol 50, No 2 (1988) have been digitized and made available for noncommercial educational, scholarly, or research purposes. We ask that you provide proper attribution when using these works.