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BECOME AN ADVOCATE FOR THE TREASURES OF THE JAMES FORD BELL LIBRARY.

Since our formation in 1963, we have helped to make the Library internationally known and respected. Our activities vary from hosting lectures, special events, and sponsoring awards for high school and college student research to funding publications – promoting use of the Library to a global audience.

We'd like you to join us!

MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES:

▪   E-bulletins, updates, and announcements

▪   Receipt of Associates publications

▪   Invitations to the annual lecture

▪   Subscriptions to selected Library publications

▪   Invitations to informal evening events at the Library

▪   Invitations to the curator’s annual February Fireside Talk and “Library Legends and Lore” annual patrons’ lunch

Member Levels:

Student $15:

  1. Receipt of Annual Report and Manifest Newsletter
  2. Receipt of e-bulletins, updates, and announcements
  3. Annual Student Research Forum
  4. Invitation to annual lecture

To join as a Student Member click here

Traveler $50: 

  1. Receipt of Annual Report and Manifest Newsletter
  2. Receipt of e-bulletins, updates, and announcements
  3. Invitations to wine/cheese evening events
  4. Invitation to annual lecture

To join as a Traveler click here

Mariner $100: 

  1. Receipt of Annual Report and Manifest Newsletter
  2. Receipt of e-bulletins, updates, and announcements
  3. Invitations to wine/cheese evening events
  4. Invitation to annual lecture
  5. Subscription to the annual essay and annual lecture
  6. Annual report listing
  7. James Ford Bell Library collection note cards

To join as a Mariner click here

Navigator $250: 

  1. Receipt of Annual Report and Manifest Newsletter
  2. Receipt of e-bulletins, updates, and announcements
  3. Invitations to wine/cheese evening events
  4. Invitation to annual lecture
  5. Subscription to the annual essay and annual lecture
  6. Annual Report listing
  7. James Ford Bell Library collection note cards
  8. Invitation to the annual Winter Seminar 

To join as a Navigator click here

Voyager $500: 

  1. Receipt of Annual Report and Manifest Newsletter
  2. Receipt of e-bulletins, updates, and announcements
  3. Invitations to wine/cheese evening events
  4. Invitation to annual lecture
  5. Subscription to the annual essay and annual lecture
  6. Annual Report listing
  7. James Ford Bell Library collection note cards
  8. Invitation to the annual Winter Seminar
  9. Invitation to the annual lecture pre-reception

To join as a Voyager click here

Explorer $1,000: 

  1. Receipt of Annual Report and Manifest Newsletter
  2. Receipt of e-bulletins, updates, and announcements
  3. Invitations to wine/cheese evening events
  4. Invitation to annual lecture
  5. Subscription to the annual essay and annual lecture
  6. Annual Report listing
  7. James Ford Bell Library collection note cards
  8. Invitation to the annual Winter Seminar
  9. Invitation to the annual lecture pre-reception
  10. Invitation (for two) to “Library Lore and Legends” annual luncheon

To join as an Explorer click here

Black Tulip Society $2,500: 

  1. Receipt of Annual Report and Manifest Newsletter
  2. Receipt of e-bulletins, updates, and announcements
  3. Invitations to wine/cheese evening events
  4. Invitation to annual lecture
  5. Subscription to the annual essay and annual lecture
  6. Annual Report listing
  7. James Ford Bell Library collection note cards
  8. Invitation to the annual Winter Seminar
  9. Invitation to the annual lecture pre-reception
  10. Invitation (for two) to “Library Lore and Legends” annual luncheon
  11. A choice of print reproductions from the Library Collection

To join the Black Tulip Society please click here 

The Black Tulip Society takes its name from the designation given to the Ricci map, “The Impossible Black Tulip,” an indication of its rarity and value to scholars and collectors.