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The Germanic Museum received a $200,000 endowment last week from Mrs. Edmes Buech Greenough. One of several gifts to the museum by Mrs. Greenough it will be known as the Edmee Busch Greenough Endowment Fund.
The museum was built with funds donated to the University in 1916 by Adolphas Busch Mrs. Greenough's Faber, a St. Louis beer magnate with Anhcuser Busch, manufacturers of Budweiser Beer.
Mrs. Greenough's first husband, Huge Reisinger, bequeathed funds to both the Germanic Museum and the College Library. Their son, Curt H. Reisinger 12, recently gave $300,000 to the University for the establishment of the Samuel Hazard Professorship of Slavic languages and Literatures.
Charles L. Kuhn, associate professor of Fine Arts and Curator of the Hermanie Museum, said when the gift was announced: "This gift from a member of a family which has done much for the University will give security and continuity to the word of the Germanic Museum and will enable the museum to develop its activities with renewed vigor."
The museum serves both the Department of Fine Arts and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures through its permanent collections and its temporary exhibitions.
Collections of the museum are devoted to illustrating the cultural development of Germany, Scandinavia, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, and Belgium.
The exhibitions are designed to bring before the student body and the general public trends in architecture, sculpture, painting, and industrial and of all countries.
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