If the definition of a good life is getting paid for doing what you love, then Larry Lauerhass has a wonderful life. Dr. Lauerhass, a three-time UCLA alumnus, has made a career out of collecting, teaching, and traveling, and most of it has been spent serving the campus in a variety of positions. He has also made UCLA the recipient of most of his philanthropy. Dr. Lauerhass has established two endowments at the university, one for the UCLA Library and one in the Department of History. He created the Ludwig Lauerhass Jr. Endowed Collection in Brazilian Studies to support the purchase of rare materials on Brazil for the Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections. Such acquisitions include rare books, photographs, manuscripts, and ephemera to support academic programs in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. UCLA’s Brazilian studies collections are considered among the top five of those held by academic libraries in the United States. A published author and librarian emeritus in the history department, Dr. Lauerhass continues to travel and expand his Braziliana collection. His broad area of interest is national identity and the role monuments play in it; he regularly teaches a seminar on this topic at the UCLA-DC Center for American Politics and Public Policy in Washington, DC.