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[BKARTS] Arvid Nelsen, 2002 E Ph Goldschmidt Fellow



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Arvid Nelsen awarded Rare Book School's
2002 Goldschmidt Fellowship

Charlottesville, VA. Rare Book School announced the appointment today of
Arvid Nelsen as its 2002 E. Ph. Goldschmidt Fellow. Goldschmidt Fellowships
provide opportunities for persons to attend Rare Book School (RBS), an
annual institute supporting the study of the history of the book, in a
joint capacity as both student and staff member.
         Arvid Nelsen was graduated from the University of Minnesota in
1997, where he majored in Greek and Latin. He went on to get an M.A. in
Classics at the University of Wisconsin (UW), where he has now just
completed his master's degree in librarianship; he presently works as a
project assistant in the Dept of Special Collections at Memorial Library at UW.
         RBS awards Goldschmidt Fellowships to promising persons who are
beginning careers in rare books or the antiquarian book trade. They are
selected by a committee headed by RBS director Terry Belanger, University
Professor and Honorary Curator of Special Collections at the University of
Virginia. At RBS this year, Nelsen has attended courses in book
illustration and advanced descriptive bibliography, and he will serve as
one of the lab instructors in an introductory course in descriptive
bibliography to be offered here in August.
         Recent RBS Goldschmidt Fellows include Nick Aretakis, now working
for the William Reese Company, an antiquarian bookselling firm based in New
Haven, CT; and Heather Horechny, now working as a cataloger at the Folger
Shakespeare Library.
         Funding for Goldschmidt Fellowships is provided through funds
provided by the late Robert O. Dougan (1904-1999). In the 1920s and 1930s,
Dougan worked for the celebrated antiquarian bookseller, E. Ph. Goldschmidt
(1887-1954), before going on to a distinguished career in librarianship. He
retired as Librarian of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery in
San Marino, CA, in 1972.
         Ernst Philip Goldschmidt was one of the greatest antiquarian
booksellers of his time. Born in Vienna of Dutch parents, he attended
Cambridge University and lived for much of his later life in London, where
he moved his business in 1923. He was the author of more than a hundred
notable catalogs and a number of important books on the history of
bookbinding, book collecting, and related subjects.
         RBS was founded at Columbia University in 1983; it moved to UVa in
1993. It offers non-credit courses intended for rare book librarians,
antiquarian booksellers, academics, book collectors, bookbinders and
conservators, and other persons with either a professional or avocational
interest in the history of books and printing. RBS 2002 (see
<www.rarebookschool.org>) comprises 35 courses on subjects ranging from
medieval manuscript illumination to electronic texts and images. About 300
persons are expected to attend one of its eight five-day sessions,
scheduled for January, March, May, June, July, and August.

Terry Belanger : University Professor : University of Virginia : Rare Book
School : 114 Alderman Library : Charlottesville, VA  22903 : Telephone
434/924-8851   fax 434/924-8824   email belanger@virginia.edu : URL
<http://www.rarebookschool.org>

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