The Caxton Club Gants Committee is pleased to announce that this year’s grant for bibliography will be awarded in collaboration with the Bibliographical Society of America. For full details to apply, please check out their website at https://bibsocamer.org/ and connect to the Awards/Fellowships section.
The Caxton Club Fellowship for Midwestern Bibliographers ($2,500) supports bibliographical research that focuses on the physical aspects of books or manuscripts as historical evidence. Books and manuscripts in any field and of any period are eligible for consideration. Projects may include studying the history of book or manuscript production, publication, distribution, collecting, or reading. Projects to establish a text are also eligible. Studies of enumerative bibliographies and enumerative bibliographers are also eligible as long as they meet the requirements described above. This fellowship award includes a lifetime waiver of Caxton Club’s initiation fee and a one-year membership to the club. Applicants must live in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin.
To learn more about zines, read the cover story of the February 2013 Caxtonian.
The Caxton Club will soon be embarking on the launch of a digital Caxton Club Members Collect Exhibit. As a companion to this project we are sharing a tour of the collection of Caxton member Rhoda H. Clark. We attach the details on Rhoda from the catalog of an upcoming Hindman auction and an entire tribute from Celia Hilliard concerning Rhoda in April 2017 Caxtonian. The first 77 lots of the Hindman auction represent a portion of Rhoda’s collection.
From the headlines of the Wall Street Journal this story hails the digitizing project for dime novels at Northern Illinois University by Matthew Short and his colleagues. Our club brought you the story first with Matthew’s luncheon presentation in May 2019. To find out more, see Matthew’s luncheon presentation online in our website’s Past Program Videos and read Matthew’s articles in the November and December 2019 issues of the Caxtonian.
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