HPU Receives Book Collection From Ralph Lauren In Memory Of Longtime Friend

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 9, 2010 ? High Point University recently received a unique donation from Polo Ralph Lauren in memory of the late Carol Cooper ? a collection of design books. The collection, called the “Carol Cooper Memorial Collection,” will be on display at the Smith Library on campus.

Cooper, who passed away on Aug. 9, 2010, was a great supporter of the Ralph Lauren brand throughout her career at Henredon. Her close relationships with the customers helped to build the Ralph Lauren Home business. Those relationships still flourish today under the stewardship of E.J. Victor as the licensee.

The book collection was selected from extensive reference libraries of the Polo Ralph Lauren New York design studios and generally consists of monographs of some of the great furniture designers and decorators of the 20th century, with an emphasis on the design school which came out of Paris in the 1940s and has been so influential to a new generation of designers. Books in the collection include works on Jean-Michel Frank, Jules Leleu, Pierre Chareau, Serge Roche, Charlotte Perriand and Maison Jansen, as well as a recently published book, titled “The Great Lady Decorators: The Women who Defined Interior Design, 1870-1955” by Adam Lewis.

For more information about the collection, contact David Bryden, director of Library Services, at dbryden@highpoint.edu or call 336-841-9215, or Calvin Churchman, vice president of Home Design for Polo Ralph Lauren, at 212-318-7073.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu. 

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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