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Thanks and Recognition

A gift from long-time friends of the university, Jack and Florence Ferman, helps to support Special Collections in the Oviatt Library.

Jack and Florence FermanThe Oviatt Library recently received a $161,000 gift from The Jack and Florence Ferman Foundation for the Ferman Endowment. The purpose of the gift is to support the continued processing and ongoing curation of the many unique treasures that are housed in the Special Collections of the library.  The Fermans were long-time friends of the Library who passed away a few years ago.  Jack Ferman was a businessman, and Florence (a CSUN alumna) was an artist, but both were obviously philanthropists at heart. Since their passing, through their generous bequests, they have given over $2 million to CSUN.  Florence Ferman’s artwork, including both oil paintings and ceramics, can be viewed in the foyer of the Ferman Presentation Room on the Garden Level of the library.