Stillwell Prize Awards and Lecture hosted by the John Russell Bartlett Society. (co-sponsored by the Watts Program in the History of the Book).
Monday, April 16 2012, 5:30PM
John Carter Brown Library
MacMillan Reading Room
Richard Ring, Curator, Watkinson Library at Trinity College, will give a lecture on RI book collector Joseph J. Cooke (1813-82) and how the public auction of his collection benefitted institutions in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
First $750 / Second $500 / Third $250,
as well as gift certificates will be awarded.
In order to stimulate the interest of students in books and printing, and in all the bibliographical concerns which motivate its members, the John Russell Bartlett Society has established this annual prize competition, open to undergraduates at any Rhode Island college or university. In so doing, the Society honors the memory of Margaret Bingham Stillwell, Brown University Class of 1909, the University’s first woman Professor of Bibliography and a renowned scholar of early printing, with the intent of encouraging students to share her lifelong pleasure in reading and book collecting.
A contestant’s collection may be in any field. It may emphasize some particular interest within a field, or exemplify certain bibliographical features such as edition, issue, and other conditions of manufacture and sale; illustration, type, calligraphy, binding, etc. All types of books, including paperbacks, may be included, as long as their place in the collection can be justified.