Sara Quashnie on Americana Is A Creed - Notable Twentieth Century Collectors, Dealers, And Curators

  • 05/14/2021
  • 12:30 PM
  • 5/14/2021 | 12:30 PM CT/1:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.


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May Daytime Program


 Sara Quashnie

We’re stepping pretty far out onto the limb with this presentation. Really, how likely is it that these will resonate with Caxtonians?

  • Stories about books, maps, documents, ephemera
  • Tales of people who collected, sold, and cataloged them
  • Generous illustrations featuring rare and important materials
  • The resources of one of the great university Americana collections
  • Introductions to women and men whose stories are fresh as they are intriguing

Yes, it’s a risk. But we’re taking the chance and inviting Sara Quashnie, who coedited Americana Is A Creed for the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan. This wonderful book includes autobiographical sketches and essays about thirty two people whose stories are remarkable and impacts are lasting.

Sara Quashnie is old enough to have collected history and MSLIS degrees, to be on staff at the Clements, and to have coedited our featured volume … but young enough to be at home on Zoom — where she is frequently a featured presenter on the library’s virtual Bookworm programs. Why not take a chance and register today?

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