The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 5, Number 1
Feb 1981

GBW 75th Anniversary Exhibition

Caroline Schimmel, President of the Guild of Book Workers, kindly provided the following information for the Abbey Newsletter on January 30:

"The [75th Anniversary] Exhibition is all set. We had the jurying for the new materials this week, and the jury selected 55 of the 155 submissions (though the paper still has to be judged)....

"There will be a gala opening June 15th for the members, contributors, and guests. On June 13th (Saturday), an afternoon symposium on 20th Century American bookbinding will be held, consisting of at least two, and perhaps three speakers, plus the usual refreshments. Decherd Turner of Texas at Austin, and Deborah Evetts of the Morgan, will be speakers.

"Local events will be planned in the other four cities to which the exhibition travels, and we have yet to pin people down to specifics.

"The catalogue, which will have colored photos of all items in the show, is planned for publication before the June opening. It will cost $30, though members of the Guild will be able to buy one copy each for $20. It will be sewn and paper bound."

The exhibition will travel from the Grolier Club in New York City to the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, the University of Texas in Austin, Stanford University in Palo Alto, and the Newberry Library in Chicago. It is supported in part by a matching grant of $7500 from the NEA, as well as generous donations from the Neil A. McConnell Trust and many members of the Guild.

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