The Association of Friends and Fellows: Celebrating 75 Years!


The Association of Friends and Fellows of the John Carter Brown Library is the JCB’s annual giving society, recognizing all those who support the JCB’s mission with gifts for immediate use.

Associates help fuel all of the Library’s core activities, including collections acquisitions, conservation, digital conversion, research fellowships, academic and public programming, and general operations.

Former research fellows who wish to support the institution that invested in them at an earlier stage in their careers are invited to join and be recognized at discounted introductory rates.

Special thanks to all who participated in the JCB Associates 75th Anniversary Challenge! Ninety past fellows and former donors contributed enough to leverage the entire $40,000 in matching funds put forth by two generous members of the Library’s Board of Governors in June. Thank you for your steadfast philanthropy to the JCB Library: A tradition of the Association since 1944, and still of utmost importance today.

Join the Association or Renew Online

Friends: $50*-99 annual gift (*$35 minimum for former fellows; $25 minimum for students)

Associates: $100*-249 annual gift (*$50 minimum for former fellows)

Winship Circle: $250-499 annual gift

Sophia Augusta Brown Circle: $500-999 annual gift

Alexander von Humboldt Circle: $1,000-4,999 annual gift

Bartolomé de las Casas Circle: $5,000-9,999 annual gift

Richard Hakluyt Circle: $10,000-19,999 annual gift

NEW: Board of Governors Circle: $20,000+ annual gift

You may also send a check made payable to The John Carter Brown Library (Box 1894, Providence,RI, USA 02912) indicating your interest in joining or renewing your support through the Association of Friends and Fellows. If you have any questions, please call (401) 863-2725 or write [email protected].