Monthly Archives: October 2011

The William F. Causey Collection

American University Library is pleased to present a “sneak peek” of its newest acquisition, the William F. Causey Collection.  A small display of books from this important donation is featured in an exhibit case in the first floor lobby. The William F. Causey Collection contains over 1900 titles dating from the 1790s to the present.  The bulk of the collection (around fifty-five percent) was published in 1990 or after.  Three percent of the titles were published prior to 1960.  The collection consists of works of fiction and non-fiction many of which are first editions, signed by the author, or inscribed to William F. Causey.   Featured authors in the collection include Louis Auchincloss, Charles Dickens, Dick Francis, Sue Grafton, Graham Greene, John Grisham, Tony Hillerman , John LeCarré , Norman Mailer, Larry McMurtry,  Patrick O’Brian, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Roth, William Shakespeare, and John Updike. Topics covered include the Civil War and major figures such as Winston Churchill, Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Edward M. Kennedy, and Abraham Lincoln.