Letter Locking at MIT Wunsch Conservation Laboratory
Tuesday, March 27, 5:30-8:00 pm
MIT Libraries Wunsch Conservation Laboratory, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA
Please join us in MIT Libraries Wunsch Conservation Laboratory on Tuesday, March 27th from 5:30-8:00 pm to learn about the Unlocking History team's research on letterlocking, the folding and securing of an epistolary writing substrate to become its own envelope.
Jana Dambrogio, Thomas F. Peterson (1957) Conservator, will will give a brief presentation. Each attendee will receive a locked letter to open and take away.
The Wunsch Conservation Laboratory is located in Hayden Memorial Library (building 14-0513) at 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA. Attendees are asked to make their way to the Hayden Circulation Desk by 5:20pm. Participants will then be escorted to the lab.
Here's a video demonstrating a type of letterlocking called a Triangle Lock:
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Tuesday, April 3, at First Church, 6:30PM
Annual Meeting and Elections
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00
American Meteorological Society, 45 Beacon St, Boston
The keynote address at this year's annual meeting will be Anne Bromer of Bromer Booksellers. The title of her address is "The Jeweled Binding at the Bottom of the Sea and Other Tales."
Anne Bromer and her husband David established Bromer Booksellers, a source for rare and beautiful books, in the mid 1960s. The business moved to Copley Square in 1980, where it is still located, on the second floor of 607 Boylston Street.
Anne is a graduate of Emerson College and the Graduate School of Library Science at Simmons College. In 2008 she was selected to receive the annual Alumni Achievement Award from Simmons. She is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, The St. Botolph Club, and The Society of Printers.
Anne is the author of Strings Attached, the biography of Dorothy Abbe, who was the muse of William Addison Dwiggins, published jointly by The Boston Public Library and The Society of Printers in 2000. She also co-authored Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures, with Julian Edison. The book was published in 2007 by Harry N. Abrams in collaboration with The Grolier Club and was awarded first prize as the best gift book of the year by The Bookbuilders' Guild of New York in 2008. Most recently, Anne wrote a combined memoir and bibliography of the eleven miniature books published by her and David between 1977 and 1989 called XI LXIVMOS: Memoirs of a Bibliomidget, which was co-published by Bromer Booksellers and Heavenly Monkey in Vancouver in 2015.
The Bromers live in the Back Bay and Nahant and travel widely seeking distinguished books in the book arts and fine literature.
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