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[BKARTS] Fellowship in Printing History from APHA

I'm re-posting this from Exlibris.  The deadline is coming up for this
fellowship from the American Printing History Association.

I'd like add my own comments, as an individual who happens to be a member
of the APHA board. This is a new and interesting fellowship program. Unlike
many other fellowships, this one was designed to be open to non-scholars,
particularly to practitioners -- printers, binders, and anyone involved in
the bookish arts who wants to deepen their knowledge of printing history.
(The fellowship can't be used for tuition.) APHA is the only national
American organization I know in which librarians and scholars readily rub
shoulders with printers and other practitioners of the bookish arts.
Practitioners bring their hands-on knowledge. Compare most books on
printing types with the extraordinary 2-volume book by Daniel Berkeley
Updike, _Printing Types_. What a wonderful book! When APHA co-sponsored
Paul Needham's lecture on Gutenberg a few years ago, the audience included
APHA members like Theo Rehak (Dale Guild, Typophiles), Stan Nelson
(Smithsonian curator and APA member) and Steve Saxe (inimitable former
Editor-in-chief of our Newsletter, printer, and regular contributor here).
It was wonderful to see Needham being (respectfully) challenged by such
people. A number of us, including the anonymous donor for this fellowship,
hope to see more scholarly contributions from practitioners. (If you have
any questions about the fellowship, please contact Mark Samuels Lasner
directly at Biblio@aol.com)

Let me stress that I write above for myself. However, please feel free to
contact me directly as VP for Membership with any questions, comments,
concerns or criticisms about APHA. (romaine@pipeline.com) For what it's
worth, by the end of the year, our long-awaited special double issue of
Printing History on ATF, based on the collection at Columbia University,
will be published. It's supposed to be a stunner.

Paul Romaine
[Copy of announcement follows]

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 11:45:43 EST
From: Biblio@aol.com
Subject: APHA fellowship in printing history

A reminder--


The American Printing History Association (APHA) is delighted to announce a
new fellowship award for the study of printing history. For 2003, an award of
up to $2,000 is available for research in any area of the history of printing
in all its forms, including all the arts and technologies relevant to
printing, the book arts, and letter forms. Applications are especially
welcome from those working in the area of American printing history, but the
subject of research has no geographical or chronological limitations, and may
be national or regional in scope, biographical, analytical, technical, or
bibliographical in nature. Printing history-related study with a recognized
printer or book artist may also be supported. The fellowship can be used to
pay for travel, living, and other expenses.

APHA fellowships are open to individuals of any nationality. Applicants need
not be academics and an advanced degree is not required.

Applicants are asked to submit an application form, a curriculum vitae, and a
one-page proposal. Two confidential letters of recommendation specific to
this fellowship should be sent separately by the recommenders. Submission of
materials by electronic mail or fax is not acceptable.

The deadline for receipt of applications and letters of support is 1 December
2002. An announcement of the award will be made at the APHA annual meeting,
to take place in New York on 25 January 2003.

An application form is available at the APHA website,
www.printinghistory.org. To receive an application form by mail contact:
Fellowship Committee, APHA, P.O. Box 4922, Grand Central Station, New York,
N.Y. 10163.

Mark Samuels Lasner
Vice-President for Programs
American Printing History Association

Visiting Scholar
University of Delaware Library

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