The Caxton Club brings together archivists, authors, binders, book artists, booksellers, collectors, conservators, designers, editors, librarians, printers, publishers, scholars, and others. Members from these diverse backgrounds form a community that shares a love of printed, handwritten, and digital books and related textual objects, such as pamphlets, broadsides, maps, and ephemera. The club provides a forum to learn about the arts, history, and technologies of these materials, as well as a space to share the joys of appreciating and collecting them.

Sarah M. Pritchard, President....... Lou Pitschmann, Vice-President...... Leslie J. Winter, Secretary....... Jeffrey Jahns, Treasurer.......
CAXTONIAN.ORG: A PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ONLINE ARCHIVE OF THE FIRST 23 YEARS OF THE CAXTONIAN.
BOOK LAUNCH. DR. RONALD BAILEY, CLAUDETTE HUNT, CAXTONIAN DR. IRVIN HUNT, JACKIE VOSSLER, AND DR. DESIRÉE MCMILLION
GRANTS: 2019–20 grant recipients: Meha Rey, Yann Trividic, Sara Jensen, Kathie DeLamater, and Annabel Pinkney.
CHICAGO 101 AUTHORS: Each of the 101 titles is the focus of an essay by a leading scholar, writer, or bibliophile.
MELLON FELLOWS: Each year the club provides copies of Other People’s Books to Mellon Fellows at Rare Book School.

Caxton Members: Submit your item to our online exhibit, Caxtonians’ Collections.
Exhibit is open to all.



UPCOMING CAXTON PROGRAMS

Caxton Club programs run from September through June with a second Friday daytime program at Noon CT and a third Wednesday evening program at 6:30 PM CT. Please see detailed descriptions for available programs.

Virtual programs will consist of quality Zoom presentations with real-time Q&A features immediately following. All programs — virtual or in-person — require advance registration on the club’s website. This allows Zoom instructions to be sent before programs, and for planning for in-person programs where space is limited. As usual, we will record all programs and make them available for viewing in the Past Programs section of our website’s Members Only section.

Only registrants who miss a program or wish to view it again will be given the opportunity to request a link to a recording of the program.

    • 02/21/2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 2/21/2024 5:30–7:00 PM CT. In-person at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Social period and review of our publications and ephemera is free: 5:30–7:00 PM CT. Optional buffet is $45: 7:00 PM, Reservations required by 5:30 PM 2/16.
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    Join fellow club members at the Union League Club of Chicago to touch, feel, and explore an exhibition of Caxton Club publications and ephemera held in private collections. This is a rare opportunity to view these materials published prior to 2005. A special keepsake will be distributed to attendees.

    We will meet at 5:30 p.m. to socialize and view the materials. Stay for an optional buffet at 7:00 to cap off the evening.

    Reception and review: free. Full beverage service available (cost additional).


    Optional buffet: 7:00 PM, $45

    Attendance at this event is limited to 24 people. The event will close when it reaches capacity but no later than February 16.

    Registration required NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Remember to bring your Caxton badge.

    Transportation to the Union League Club at 65 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago.

    The Union League Club is easily accessible through many public transportation methods. Additionally, the following options are available for those who wish to travel by cab or car.

    The Union League Club front desk offers a connection to cab service through Curb. The desk will call cabs for members and all guests while allowing riders to remain inside until the cab arrives. No curb side wait. Cabs will accept all payment forms, following the payment procedures you experience with a street-hailed cab.

    If you are traveling by car, the Union League Club offers valet parking for Caxton events at $35.00. You must register and prepay in advance through the Caxton Club. Valet parking options will now be included as an option with all event registrations.

    Spot Hero is an independent parking option, generally offering spots at the 318 S. Federal Street garage adjacent to the Union League Club. You may reserve and pay for a guaranteed parking spot through the Spot Hero app or website (spothero.com).

    • 03/08/2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • 3/8/2024 12:00 PM CT/1:00 PM ET Zoom presentation is free and open to all. Preregistration required via website.
    Register

    March Daytime Program



    Lieutenant Lorenzo Lorain is remembered in part by some historians as the first officer from Oregon to be wounded in the Civil War. But we’ll be learning about another, unique first. Lorain undertook to photograph Native peoples who lived along the Oregon coast. The images he made between 1857 and 1861 provide a remarkable record of Coos, Lowe, Umpqua, Siuslaw, Modoc, and Klamath individuals — a record that helps bring vital history to life.

    Photographic collections are carefully nurtured in libraries, museums, and historical societies. Our speaker, Megan Friedel, will reach behind the exhibit glass we usually have to peer through to show and tell a remarkable tale.

    Friedel serves as Head of Collections Management and Stewardship for Rare & Distinctive Collections at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She is also an Assistant Professor and oversees the library’s archival collections. She will be drawing on her research into the photographic history of the 19th Century of the American West.

    She was graduated from Amherst College and earned dual degrees at Simmons College, taking an MA in history and an MLIS.

    No need to get on a plane to leave the plains and journey west. Book your reservation today!

    Zoom presentation is free and open to all.

    Zoom begins at 12:00PM CT/1:00 PM ET. Preregistration required via website.

    • 03/20/2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 3/20/2024 6:30 PM CT/5:30 PM ET Zoom presentation is free and open to all. Preregistration required via website. ULCC live attendance: program and buffet dinner $45. Registration and payment required by 3/15. Registration will close when capacity reached

    March Evening Program



    Save the date: March 20, 2024

    Two Attendance Options

    Zoom begins at 6:30 PM CT/5:30 PM ET.

    Preregistration required via website. Zoom presentation is free and open to all.

    Live attendance and buffet dinner

    In-person at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd.

    Social period: 5:30–6:30 PM CT. Full beverage service available (cost additional). Presentation 6:30. Buffet dinner to follow, $45.

    Valet Parking: $35

    Attendance at this event is limited to 24 people. The event will close when it reaches capacity but no later than March 15.

    Registration required NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Remember to bring your Caxton badge.

    Transportation to the Union League Club at 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago.

    The Union League Club is easily accessible through many public transportation methods. Additionally, the following options are available for those who wish to travel by cab or car.

    The Union League Club front desk offers a connection to cab service through Curb. The desk will call cabs for members and all guests while allowing riders to remain inside until the cab arrives. No curb side wait. Cabs will accept all payment forms, following the payment procedures you experience with a street-hailed cab.

    If you are traveling by car, the Union League Club offers valet parking for Caxton events at $35.00. You must register and prepay in advance through the Caxton Club. Valet parking options will now be included as an option with all event registrations.

    Spot Hero is an independent parking option, generally offering spots at the 318 S. Federal Street garage adjacent to the Union League Club. You may reserve and pay for a guaranteed parking spot through the Spot Hero app or website (spothero.com).

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