"Collecting Type on the Page: American Printing Hisytory Libraries, 1900 - 1950"
Paul Gehl, George Amos Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at the Newberry Library as well as the Archivist for the Caxton Club, will present a preview of the results of his long-term research project to document American printing history. In this richly illustrated lecture he will concentrate on four American Libraries, born in the first half of the last century, that have particularly notable collections on the histoy of type design and typography. He will describe the audiences for which these collections were built and invite us to discuss what relevance they have in the present and for the future. Three days later, Paul Gehl will receive the annual award for achievements in furthering printing history from the American Printing History Association at is annual meeting in New York City.
Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Boulevard. This will be a Reverse Program. Timing: spirits at 5:00, program at 6:00, dinner to follow. Reservations are essential to attend either the program only or the program and dinner combination. The program is free, dinner is $48, drinks are $5 - $9. For reservations call 312-255-3710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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