June 2018 Dinner Meeting

  • 06/20/2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


  • Speaker and speaker's guest; event administrator, A/V technician
  • No meal collection, attendee will pay the ULC directly
  • Program only, does not include the dinner.

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Timothy Barrett

“Paper Mysteries”

Wednesday, June 20, Union League Club

Why is 15th Century paper often in such excellent condition?  Why does paper from this period exhibit a distinct integrity and character compared to modern papers?  Learn the answers to both -- and more -- from Tim Barrett, Director of the University of Iowa Center for the Book.  Barrett, a Fulbright scholar and MacArthur fellow, will share his career-long quest to answer these questions.  His presentation will include historical specimens that attendees will be encouraged to examine and touch.

June dinner: Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd. Social gathering, 5 pm; Presentation, 6 pm. Program is free but reservations are required. Dinner, $63. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for either the Program only or the Program/Dinner combination by NO LATER THAN NOON, MONDAY, June 18. Cancellations or no shows made after that time will require payment. To reserve call 312-255- 3710 or e-mail caxtonclub@newberry.org.

Payment for reservations made by phone or e-mail will be collected at the event, cash or check only. Caxton Club members may register in advance and pay at this Web address (http://thecaxtonclub.onefireplace.com).  No on-line cancellations. 


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710