"Mighty Women Book Hunters": Women Bibliophiles and Librarians
4:00 pm, Thursday, March 17, 2011
Main Room, Clements Library
909 S. University Ave.
Emi Hastings, Book Curator for the Clements Library, will provide a brief history of women in the rare book field as collectors, librarians, and dealers. What were the barriers to women's participation, and why did so many writers refer to women as "the enemies of books"? This talk will explore the literature of book collecting and some of the notable women bibliophiles through the ages.