Newsletter - April, 2017 Binnie Syril Braunstein, Editor Happy spring to all! Please mark your calendars for 2017 BIBS meetings. The schedule is below.
Meeting Schedule - 2017 All events at The Johns Hopkins Club, Eisenhower Room, unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:00 pm “Show & Tell”: Charles Tharp Guest speaker: Micaela Beigel, Goucher class of 2019. Ms. Beigel won third place in the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest for her work: "Once We Were Dreamers: A Collection of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust." You can read her submission here: https://mdsoar.org/handle/11603/2597 Johns Hopkins Club: ABC Rooms Saturday, June 24, 2:00 pm Casey Smith, American Printing History Association, Chesapeake Chapter “Ibbett Did It: Piquerism, Poetry, and Letterpress Printing” Joint meeting with Chesapeake Chapter of the American Printing & History Association (APHA) Johns Hopkins Club: Eisenhower Room Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6:00 pm Andrea Briggs, Librarian and Dr. Pamela Regis, McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland “Building and working with the American Romance Collection at McDaniel College” Tuesday, November 15, 2017, 6:00 pm Michael Curry, Professor and chair of the Department of Theatre at Goucher College “The Glover’s Son: The Unlikely Story of How Shakespeare Became Famous”
News from Our Members The U.S. Government Publishing Office received the 2017 Institutional Award for contributions to the study, recording, preservation and dissemination of printing history from the American Printing History Association at the APHA annual meeting, held at the New York Public Library during Bibliography Week in January, 2017. GPO Agency Historian (and Bibs member)
George Barnum accepted the award on behalf of the Director of GPO, Davita Vance-Cooks. His remarks are available here https://printinghistory.org/awards/us-gpo/ Susannah Horrom informs us that Kelmscott Bookshop will be celebrating its 40th anniversary on Wednesday, May 17th from 4 – 8 pm. The shop was opened in 1977 (exact date unsure) by Terry and Don Johanson. There will be FREE wine and snacks at the event. There will also be a 30% off sale on all books and prints priced at $200 or less (excluding items sold on consignment and binding orders). Also from Susannah Horrom: There is an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art that members might be interested in: Off the Shelf: Modern & Contemporary Artists’ Books – on view from March 12th – June 25th 2017. For details, here is a link to their website: https://artbma.org/exhibitions/MoCoArtistsBooks Nancy Magnuson reports that The Goucher College Library invites you to follow their Special Collections & Archives blog at http://goucherspecialcollections.tumblr.com/. The blog features postings by professor emeritus Arnie Sanders about his discoveries while digging in the library’s rare book collection. You might also enjoy reading about recent Goucher alumna Hannah Speigelman’s research on the history of the women’s suffrage movement at Goucher. Her research inspired her to nominate Goucher professor Lillian Welsh and Mary Elizabeth Garrett to the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame, where they were both inducted on March 16, 2017. Connie Matricardi attended the North American Barbara Pym Society Conference in March. The conference is held annually at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. This year there were over 100 attendees from as far afield as the UK and Germany. Each year the conference focuses on a specific Pym novel. This year the choice was The Sweet Dove Died. Some of the topics included "The Use of Adverbials in Pym's Work" and the "Concept of Detachment in the novel The Sweet Dove Died." The conference was a wonderful experience.for Pym fans. For more info: www.barbara-pym.org/ Programs for 2018 I’m always looking for ideas for topics and speakers. Please feel free to contact me at any time, if you have a suggestion. Or two…
Show & Tell If you’ve recently added something to your collection (personal or institutional) and would like to “share with the class,” please consider bringing your new or newly discovered item to a future meeting of the BIBS. We typically allow one “Show & Tell” before the guest speaker steps up to the podium. Time allotted: about 5 minutes. Please contact me prior to the actual meeting. Only one “Show & Tell” per meeting, due to time constraints.
2017 Membership Dues If you haven’t yet paid your dues, you may do so using check or PayPal. Dues are $55.00. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. -2-
Membership And speaking of membership...if you know someone - or several someones - who might be interested in joining The Baltimore Bibliophiles, please tell them about our group. Invite them to an upcoming or future meeting. Membership brochures are available; we’ll be glad to send them to you. Questions about membership? Please contact our president, Greg Roepke.
Baltimore Bibliophiles Executive Committee 2016-2017 President: Greg Roepke: Immediate Past President: Frank Batavick: Treasurer: Arthur S. Cheslock Corresponding Secretary: Binnie Syril Braunstein Recording Secretary: Nancy Perlman At-Large Members of the Executive Committee Gabrielle Dean: 1 year term - through 2017 Cheryl Thurber: 1 year term - through 2017 Ann von Forthuber: 2 year term - through 2018 Position to be filled: 2 year term - through 2018 Ex-Officio Members of the Executive Committee Membership Chair: Position to be filled Newsletter Editor/Program Committee: Binnie Syril Braunstein Webmaster: Nicholas Rosasco
Contributions to the Newsletter Please feel free to contact Binnie Syril Braunstein, Newsletter Editor if you have newsworthy items you’d like to “share with the class.”