Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Caxton Club

The Caxton Club will open its 2014–15 season on September 17 with dinner speaker Nancy Gwinn of the Smithsonian Library. October will feature Marianna Tax Choldin, formerly of the University of Chicago, speaking about censorship in the Soviet Union.  On November 19th the Club will depart from its usual dinner and speaker event to travel to the University of Chicago and visit an exhibition entitled En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I with a guided tour by Caxtonian Neil Harris and his wife Terri Edelstein.  December brings the usual Holiday Revels at the Newberry Library, complete with period (Victorian) carolers and vigorous bidding for donated bibliographic treasures (the fund-raising auction).  In April 2015 the Caxton Club and the Bibliographical Society of America, in cooperation with the Newberry Library, will present the seventh installment in the Club’s series of symposia on various aspects of the history of the book.  The topic next spring will be the practical and ethical aspects of the conservation of books as cultural objects.

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