Mellon Challenge Grant

The John “Bud” Velde Conservation Lab needs your help to raise money for a Senior Conservator position. The role the conservation lab has in keeping our library system in top shape is discussed.


To make a gift to the Andrew W. Mellon Endowed Senior Conservator Fund, please visit or send checks made payable to “UIF/Mellon (770657)” to the Office of Library Advancement , 227 Library, 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801.

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