Friends of the Library


The American Academy in Rome invites you to join its Friends of the Library (FOL) organization, whose annual contributions support the Library’s collections. Friends of the Library on both sides of the Atlantic receive invitations to special events in their honor: lectures, conferences, and other events featuring books, authors, and readers.

The Friends of the Library was founded in 1961 by three remarkable women: Professor Lily Ross Taylor FAAR’18, archaeologist; Josephine D. Kimball, wife of Academy Director Richard Kimball; and Mary T. Williams, Executive Secretary in New York. Over the years, their dedicated successors—including Phyllis Gordan, Charles L. Babcock FAAR’55, and Patricia Labalme—have kept the Library strong.

Becoming a Friend of the Library is easy! Please join online or send your contribution to: American Academy in Rome, Via Angelo Masina, 5, 00153 Roma.

United States citizens may mail their Friends of the Library contribution to the American address: 7 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022-1001.

The Academy is a 501(c)(3) organization, so these contributions are tax deductible.