History of the Book Symposium

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
History of the Book Program
Friday, April 7, 2006

Rare Books and Manuscripts in Midwestern Collections

For this special symposium the organizers asked several curators of midwestern museums, archives, and university libraries to share information about understudied works in their collections that might be of interest to researchers in medieval and early modern European history. The curators also discussed significant new acquisitions and explained their strategy for acquiring rare book materials in an increasingly competitive market.

Symposium Schedule:

9:30: Welcome, Raymond Clemens, Illinois State University

9:45: Paul Saenger, George A. Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Collection Development Librarian, The Newberry Library and Paul Gehl, Custodian, John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing, The Newberry Library

10:30: Louis E. Jordan III, Head, Special Collections, University of Notre Dame

11:15: Christina Nielsen, The Art Institute of Chicago

12:00: Lunch

1:30: Jodi Lacy, Assistant Curator, Adler Planetarium

2:15: Richard Clement, Special Collections Librarian, Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

3:00: Valerie Hotchkiss, Head of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library & Professor of Medieval Studies, The Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3:45: Reception and viewing of Newberry New Acquisitions

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