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At University of Dayton Libraries, we are pleased to celebrate the life and work of local sculptor and beloved teacher Robert “Bob” C. Koepnick. Our 2014 exhibits and programs provide visitors with a chance to get to know this wonderful artist and educator.

Koepnick taught many UD students at the College of the Dayton Art Institute. He was granted an honorary doctorate from the University of Dayton shortly before his death in 1995. Three years ago his family generously donated Koepnick’s archival papers and many of his sculptural studies to University Archives. This wonderful addition led us to further enhance our historical record of Koepnick and his career. Under the guidance of university archivists, a study of Koepnick’s life began to emerge. These initiatives demonstrate University Archives’ commitment to highlighting our unique collections, and our ongoing efforts to obtain, preserve and interpret the history of the faculty, alumni and friends of the University of Dayton. We extend thanks to the Koepnick family for generously donating Koepnick’s archives to the University of Dayton and helping in every phase of exhibit and program planning and implementation.

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