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Jane Croft

Fascinated by history, Jane Croft has explored countless archives as a researcher and volunteer, including those at the University of Guelph Library. She and her husband David also have a connection to U of G through their daughter, Ann (BSc '96, DVM '99) and son-in-law, Patrick Levesque (BSc '96), which has led to their long-time support of the Parents' Library Fund, the Library and Pet Trust.

So when Jane's financial planner urged her to consider a means of giving that would allow her to enjoy the results of her philanthropy, she contacted the Library to create a new type of gift — a library internship.

Croft's gift is being used to hire archival interns to work on acquiring, processing, cataloguing, preserving (digitizing), housing, and providing electronic access to collection materials. They also conduct classes in archival research for undergraduate and graduate students.