Margaret Beckman, who retired in 1987 from her position as the McLaughlin Building's chief librarian, created this fund in honour of her parents, Cameron and Anne Armstrong. This endowment, called the C&A Armstrong Endowment, supports acquisitions of Ontario rural history.
The Armstrong Memorial Gallery is presented by the Armstrong family and named for Cameron and Anne Armstrong. It was originally located in the Macdonald Stewart Room, opening in 1982. It was officially re-opened on February 7th, 1991 in the Wellington County Room.
The Beckman Seminar Room was named for Margaret Beckman, who was involved in the original design of the library and also in the renovations for archival and circulation areas. It is located in the Wellington County Room.