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The BB&T Charitable Foundation Collection

March 22nd, 2010 by Amee Odom in Announcements, Collection Development

It is our privilege to introduce the BB&T Charitable Foundation Collection.  The Wingate University School of Business was awarded a grant from the BB&T Charitable Foundation jointly with the Jesse Helms Center in order to support the study and research of the foundations of capitalism and free enterprise.

This grant makes possible the addition of Ayn Rand’s texts to the Ethel K. Smith Library’s collection.  The Collection highlights the works of Ayn Rand, a Russian-born philosopher, who wrote extensively on the benefits of capitalism and free markets.  She is responsible for originating a philosophy known as Objectivism, which provides a moral defense of the capitalist system.  Rand is most recognized for her classical philosophical novel Atlas Shrugged, which is one of several fiction works that are part of this collection.  Additionally, Rand wrote many non-fiction works related to her Objectivist philosophy or the capitalist system more generally.

Currently, the collection is on display at the Reference Desk and is available for circulation.  For questions, contact Dr. Peter Frank, Assistant Professor of Economics at pfrank@wingate.edu or 704-233-8144 or the EKS Library Reference Desk at refquestions@wingate.edu or 704-233-8097.

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