About the Friends of the Sterling C. Evans Library
- To promote understanding and appreciation of the Sterling C. Evans Library and its affiliated libraries at Texas A&M University
- To highlight the library's role in enhancing the University as a top ranked institution
- To seek support for the library through monetary gifts and gifts of materials such as books, manuscripts, and art
- To encourage alumni, faculty, students and friends to support the library
Distinguished Alumni Sterling C. Evans and Jeff C. Dykes, graduates of the Class of 1921, co-founded the Friends of the Texas A&M University Libraries in 1970. At the first meeting in fall 1971, the Friends elected Evans as president. Dykes prepared a keepsake entitled My Dobie Collection. He and his daughter Martha Dykes Goldsmith, then donated more than 600 items relating to J. Frank Dobie. The organization later was incorporated as the Friends of the Sterling C. Evans Library. Today it supports the five libraries that comprise the Texas A&M University Libraries.