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Raymond F. Jarris, Jr. and Ann Ojemann Jarris and Families Endowed Fund

The purpose of this endowment is to support programming that increases access to resources maintained by Special Collections at the University Libraries, with a preference for digitization and related enhancements of the Pacific Northwest collection.

Raymond F. Jarris, Jr., M.D. (1956-2018) was a physician, entrepreneur, photographer and explorer. His fascination with the sea started as a child when he would skip school and go fishing with his mother. This turned into a lifelong love of the water, boating and fishing with his children with many nights spent on the bow looking at the stars. An avid collector of 18th and 19th century Pacific Northwest and Alaska maritime history and member of the Board of the UW Friends of the Libraries, Ray always wished the maps and drawings in the books he collected were accessible to a larger audience.

Ray’s family, friends and colleagues remember him for his kindness and his dedication to serving others. Through this fund, they hope that people around the world will be inspired by the same images that Ray loved to share and that would make him smile.

Ray’s family, friends and colleagues remember him for his kindness and his dedication to serving others. Through this fund, they hope that people around the world will be inspired by the same images that Ray loved to share and that would make him smile.