Research Study Rooms, Vartan Gregorian Center for Research in the Humanities
Established in 1992 by Sawako Noma in honor of her father Shoichi Noma, former president of publishing company Kodansha, who celebrated the role books and literature played in strengthening intercultural relations.
The largest of our study rooms, Room 217 was renovated in 2019 to accommodate researchers' need for additional spaces dedicated to long-term, intensive use of the Library's general collections.
The Frederick Lewis Allen Memorial Room was established by the Ford Foundation in 1958 as a tribute to the author, critic, editor, and man of letters, who had served as a member of its Board of Trustees. The Allen Rooms supports authors under book contract who require extended access and use of the Library's general research collections.
The Wertheim Study was established in 1963 by author and scholar Barbara Tuchman in honor of her father, Maurice Wertheim, publisher of The Nation and a founder of The Theatre Guild.