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Spring 2004 Newsletter

Celebration Time

The Ralph and Mary John Spence Lobby Dedication

On November 15, 2003, the Ransom Center officially dedicated the Ralph and Mary John Spence Lobby with over 120 family and friends attending. After President Faulkner's welcoming remarks, Tom Staley thanked Mrs. Spence and her family for their generosity to the Ransom Center and their many years of support.

Judy Spence Tate and Mary John Spence each spoke of Ralph Spence's vast efforts to purchase the Gutenberg Bible and his love for his family, friends, and UT.

Following the ceremony the Spence family hosted a seated luncheon on the Center's 2nd floor atrium overlooking the courtyard.

Fulbright & Jaworski's Austin Office 25th Year Anniversary Event

The law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski celebrated its 25-year anniversary in Austin at the Ransom Center on November 21, 2003. The firm announced its donation of $250,000 to assist in the acquisition of the Woodward-Bernstein Archives (Watergate Papers).

The elegant event, which was held in the courtyard in front of the Center, was attended by approximately 300 well-wishers.

-Jean Townsend

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