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Don McMasters

Donald L. McMasters, 80
JULY 14, 1931 — SEPT. 28, 2011

Don McMasters with Head of Kinsey Library Liana Zhou and library staff in 2006. Don was a generous donor to the Kinsey Institute Library.

The Kinsey Institute mourns the passing of supporter and donor Donald L. McMasters, age 80, of Bloomington, who died September 28th, at Bloomington Hospital.

Don retired from Indiana University in 1995, where he was an analytical Chemist and Carcinogen and Laboratory Safety Officer. After his retirement, he continued to pursue full time his enthusiasm for art collecting, travel and volunteerism, which brought him to his involvement with the Kinsey Institute and the Kinsey Institute Library.

Don established the Herman B Wells Endowment Funds for the Kinsey Institute Library on February 7th, 2002 with a generous seed fund. This marked one of the first endowment funds for the Kinsey Institute Library. Don had volunteered at the Kinsey Institute from 1998 to 2004 and he had advised us about the library collection acquisition, art collection, and organizations. His enthusiasm and unwavering support for the Institute and its collection are inspirational. Don established the endowment fund to honor the visions of Chancellor Herman B Wells and Dr. Kinsey.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Herman B Wells Endowment Fund for the Kinsey Institute Library or to Wabash College Fine Art Department.


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