Volume 6, Number 6
- John J. Romano runs the Hard Pressed Bindery, the logo for which
is a tall press loaded with books. Others who have tried to make a
living at binding will appreciate the play on words. Address: James
Trail, West Kingston, RI 02892.
- Richard Frieder will begin a two-month internship in book
conservation at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, in
- The University of Michigan Library has appointed Martha Little
of New Haven, Connecticut, to head its new conservation unit
effective January 3, 1983. She has been a book conservator at the
Yale Conservation Studio for six years, and instructor of
bookbinding, box making, and Paper marbling at the Creative Arts
Workshop for two years. In addition, she has taught (with Gisela
Noack) workshops at the Creative Arts Workshop in conservation
techniques for librarians. Last spring she taught classes in
bookbinding for printers as part of a Yale College Seminar in the
Art of the Book. Ms. Little trained with Jane Greenfield at Yale,
and with Roger Powell in England. Her first major task at Michigan
will be to equip and set up the lab, which is now being built.
- Mary Lampert, an American who attended Camberwell School of Art
and Crafts last year, writes that since she finished in July she has
worked as a volunteer binder at the College of Arms and Heralds
Bindery, where Janet Gunston is the head of the bindery. Under Ms.
Gunston's direction she repaired and rebound a 15th century
manuscript on vellum. Since the end of September, she says, "I have
been very fortunate to work for Roger Powell, at his bindery in
- Joyce Hill Stoner has been appointed the new director of the
Winterthur/University of Delaware Art Conservation Program.
- Julie Reilly and Marie O'Shea are interning at the Paper
Conservation Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution.
- Chandru J. Shahani, formerly of the National Archives, is the
new Research and Testing Officer at the Library of Congress, (No
formal announcement has been received yet.)
- Margaret S. Child, whose address, "Deciding What to Save," ran
in the August supplement, has been appointed assistant director of
the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. She was formerly assistant
director for the Division of Research Programs of the National
Endowment for the Humanities.
- Bill Schoening is the subject of an APPCG Profile in
ConservatioNews for September. This was the first in a
series of profiles of members of the Arizona Paper and Photograph
Conservation Group. In these profiles the members tell about their
facilities and work, to help them become better acquainted with each