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A death

From: Deborah Wender <wender>
Date: Friday, June 22, 2007
Joe Newman, Senior Book Conservator at the Northeast Document
Conservation Center, died on Saturday, April 21, after a long
struggle with cancer. He was 58 years old.  Joe was a skilled and
talented craftsman and conservator who made many contributions to
the fields of bookbinding and book conservation. He was a valued
colleague and a generous mentor and teacher. Staff and interns at
NEDCC benefited from his connoisseurship and his knowledge of
binding history.

During his twenty-three years at NEDCC, Joe conserved many
significant titles including the Nuremberg Chronicle, an early copy
of the Magna Carta, a thirteenth century illuminated manuscript of
Arthurian romances, a studio album of Julia Margaret Cameron
photographs, and the English Atlas that belonged to John Custis,
George Washington and Robert E. Lee.  His design bindings have been
exhibited nationally and internationally. Joe served as president of
the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers in the 1990s
and organized the annual standards meeting held in Boston during his
term in office.  He spoke about and published his research regarding
Mary Crease Sears, a design binder working in Boston in the late
nineteenth century.

We all loved Joe's sense of humor and his enthusiasm for the world
of books. He will be greatly missed and long remembered.

Deborah Wender
Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA  01810-1494
978-470-1010 ext.234
Fax: 978-475-6021

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:13
                   Distributed: Friday, June 29, 2007
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Received on Friday, 22 June, 2007

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