Video Recordings have been made of speaker presentations at many Caxton Club events.
Methods for sharing them are being explored.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Union League Club
“Not a Hoover” — An Engraver's Journey
into the World of Fine Press Books
Wood engraver Richard Wagener's art conveys an intimate
personal contact with his subjects through the technical
expertise that makes his work so sought after. Educated in biology and
based in northern California, Wagener creates work with regional focus
and strong connections to the natural world. These themes appear in
recent collaborations with The Book Club of California on
Sierra Nevada Suite. His works have wide appeal.
They are in Grolier and Huntington collections, and the Houghton
and British libraries. His presentation to us will show the highlights
of his work, including pieces just released in mid-March in Australia,
and explore Wagener’s journey from painting to print making, wood
engraving, and fine press books.
THIS WILL BE A REVERSE
PROGRAM: to accommodate students and nonmember
collectors, the schedule will be: drinks at 5, talk at 6, and dinner at 7.
Union League Club,
W. Jackson Boulevard.
For reservations call 312-255-3710 or
Please reserve by noon Friday for
Saturday, April 26th, in Madison, Wisconsin
Friday, May 9, 2014, Union League Club
“Remarkable Stories: Furthering the Collection at the Harry Ransom Center, Austin, Texas”
Already recognized, the Harry Ransom Center became, under the recent 23 year Directorship of Staley, a behemoth in library scholarship circles, leading Frank M Turner, Director of Yale's Beinecke Library to recently state that "the Harry Ransom Center....has become one of the most distinguished institutions for scholarship...in the world". Under Staley the endowment rose from 1 million to 30 million. Current contents include: 42 million manuscript pages, 1 million rare books, 5 million photographs, 100 million works of art and major holdings in film and performing arts. Part of Staley's stories pertain to the 100 author archives' acquired including Nobel Laureates J.M.Coetzee and Doris Lessing, and authors Dilillo, Malamud, Mamet, Mailer, Stoppard, Osborne, more of Joyce and the acquisition of the Watergate tapes. A renowned raconteur, come and join Staley as he tells about the unique people he has met, the attics he has crawled through and the negotiations he has engaged in. Finally, Staley will introduce his friend, Malcolm O'Hagan, a retired Irish/American businessman who will speak briefly about his dream becoming reality: an American Writers Museum to be opening in Chicago in 2016!!!
May luncheon: Union League Club,
W. Jackson Boulevard.
Luncheon buffet (main dining room on six) opens at 11:30 am; program (in a different room, to be announced) 12:30-1:30.
Luncheon is $30.
For reservations call 312-255-3710 or email email@example.com.
Please reserve by noon Wednesday for Friday lunch.
May 21 at Union League,
Paul Needham, who
is Scheide Librarian
at Princeton, on “The
Gutenberg Bible that Did
Not Come to Chicago.”
We will conclude our spring
luncheons with Martha Chiplis
and fellow author Cathie
Saunders talking about their
For the Love of Letterpress.
June 13 at the Union League Club.
John Neal Hoover,
Director of the St.
Library, will speak on
June 18, with topic to