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Our History

Sterling C. Evans

Established in 1970 by Sterling C. Evans ’21 with his classmate Jeff Dykes ’21, the Friends organization promotes understanding and appreciation of the University Libraries. Mr. Evans served as the first president and pioneered in collection building and fundraising. He championed the Libraries until his death at age 101.

Our Mission

  • Cultivate student success with research collections, digital technology and spaces
  • Assist in fundraising for library priorities
  • Promote membership in the Friends

Our Special Collections

Our Gifts

Gifts to the Friends support:

  • Collection building and preservation
  • Exhibits and catalogs
  • Staff awards and scholarships
  • Special projects

Mailing Address

Friends of the
Sterling C. Evans Library
Texas A&M University
5000 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-5000


Adelle Hedleston
Development Manager