The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 1, Number 7
Dec 1976


Who Teaches Where

The following information was volunteered by various visitors to our booth at last summer's Antiquarian Book Fair in Ann Arbor;

Ms. Carolyn Hammer teaches bookbinding and marbelling, and has a press. Address: Rare Book Room, M. King library, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington 40506.

The University of Kansas has adjunct professorships, which allow a person to teach without having a Ph.D. This makes it possible for a bookbinder to teach librarians and others there.

At Berkeley, two strict Englishmen teach a bookbinding class.

Prof. Stanley Kasprczk, SUNY College at Buffalo, teaches bookbinding.

Jean Gunner, who works at the Hunt Botanical Library at Carnegie Mellon University, teaches binding in Pittsburgh.

Sidney Huftner, or Huffner, of the University of Chicago Library, binds books himself, and says that about six binders in Chicago teach; that even some commercial binders are teaching and signing up people for lessons six months in advance.

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