November 30th at 4pm, Graham Hall auditorium, adjacent to the Smith College Art Museum.
The fair will feature a round-table discussion with curators of special collections from the 5-College libraries. Participants include: Leslie Fields, Head of Archives & Special Collections at Mount Holyoke College, Karen Kukil, Associate Curator of Special Collections at Smith College, and Robert Cox, Head of Special Collections and University Archives at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
“There is no end to the designs, illustrations, materials, texts, genres, and fascination of fine press books. For more than 150 years, they have been produced--and seriously collected. This round-table will look at private and institutional collecting of these amazing books,” says moderator and rare book librarian Sidney Berger. An opening reception will follow at the Campus Center Wilson Atrium.