Riddick Rare Books and Special Collections

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For a description of the materials in the Riddick Room, visit Special Collections.

Dedication of the Riddick Room
Dr. Floyd M. Riddick, at right, with Dean Paul D. Carrington at the dedication of the Riddick Room

The late Dr. Floyd M. Riddick, Ph.D. '37, and Marguerite F. Riddick were major benefactors of the Goodson Law Library. The Riddicks provided the naming gift for the Floyd M. Riddick and Marguerite F. Riddick Rare Books and Special Collections Room, which is located on Level 3 of the Goodson Law Library (view map and description), and established an endowment to support the Library's collections in the areas of legislative and parliamentary procedure and American government. Photographs from Dr. Riddick's career, titles from the Riddick collections, and titles from the Library's Rare Books and Special Collections are housed in the room, as well as an unusual portrait of Chief Justice John Marshall, which is a copy of an 1808 crayon-on-pink-paper original by Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin (1770-1852). The original portrait is in the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.