Typography event w/ AS220 a success!

> Thursday night (9/11) was a banner evening for SpecColl as I paired up with Arley-Rose Torsone of AS220 to present a few “typographical treasures” of the D. B. Updike collection. We had a fabulous turnout–almost 50 people, many of them artists, designers, teachers, printers, or simply bookish folk–who were most gratifyingly enthusiastic.

I made a point of stressing how open I wanted to make special collections to creative people (not just scholars), and several commented on the fact that it was refreshing to hear. Allowing everyone to come up and handle the material seemed to convince them that I was serious, and no less than four people offered to volunteer their labor for the cause of putting the collections in better order.

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