"Collectors and Collecting: Private Rare Books and Manuscripts Collections and their Role in Libraries"
Conference to be held at Chawton House Library, Hampshire, UK, 19-20 July 2007. The event is jointly organised by Chawton House Library, the University of Southampton English Department, and Goucher College, Baltimore, MD.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
the role of rare books and manuscripts collections within the context of the libraries where they are now accommodated
the way in which libraries manage an individualís collection
the act and process of private collecting
the motivation of the individual collector
the book or manuscript as artifact in the context of private collections
Plenary speakers are Reg Carr (Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian at the University of Oxford), Robert H. Jackson (Collector, author, and lecturer on literature, rare books, and collecting; founding member of the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies), James Raven (Professor of History, University of Essex) and Bruce Whiteman (Head Librarian, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, University of California - Los Angeles).
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
Chawton House Library
Chawton, Hampshire, UK GU34 1SJ
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