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Andrew Stauffer Workshop–4/17

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Andrew Stauffer Workshop–4/17

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In the “Book Traces Scavenger Hunt” workshop led by Andrew Stauffer on April 17th, 10-12 in the Main Library, groups will search a given section of the Main Library stacks (usually PR and PS call numbers), looking for interesting marks by original owners in older books. Many books from the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries will include interesting marginalia, flower pressings, locks of hair, and other objects pressed among the pages. Groups will bring back their best examples to a central “command center,” where they will examine them together, upload some to Book Traces, and have a discussion about what groups are finding. Sometimes the press comes and takes pictures (lots of good opportunities to document student engagement with books).  


April 17
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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