March 28, 1994

Gary E. Strong
Executive Director and
State Librarian of California
California State Library Foundation
1225 8th Street
Suite 345
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Mr. Strong:

Because the California State Library functions as a major research 
library, by virtue of its rare and unique historical collections, 
the Executive Board of the California Academic and Research 
Librarians, CARL, has voted to contribute one thousand dollars to 
the California State Library Foundation's Capital Fund.  The 
contribution will be made payable over three years.  CARL's gift 
is directed to support furnishings for the California History 
Room. CARL asks that its name to be added to the plaque on the 
donor tree, located in the lobby of the new State Library 

In our joint efforts to provide quality library service to 
California's scholars, CARL wishes you every success with the 
Capital Campaign.


Venita Jorgensen
CARL President