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- Subject: Introduction
- From: MYAX@DESIRE.WRIGHT.EDU
- Date: Fri, 24 Jun 1994 11:39:47 -0400
- Message-Id: <"_ooBn1.4.M23.J8T4l"@sul2>
I'm delighted at the prospect of this new listserv and am responding to Peter
Verheyen's invitation to introduce myself to the list.
My name is Maggie Yax and I am currently Special Collections Librarian at the
Fordham Health Sciences Library of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
My duties here are primarily archival, though we have a modest rare book col-
lection, a medical artifacts collection, and a nice secondary source collection
in the History of Medicine. My interest in Book Arts is both professional and
I have had course work in letterpress printing and have produced a hand-printed
broadside and book. I am currently on the trail of a small handpress and will
probably own one sometime next month so I can pursue my interest in letterpress
printing and hand-produced books. I also have research interests in the historyof printing and have organized and mounted an exhibit entitled "Five Centuries
of Women Book Artists: Printers and Engravers 1478-1984." (This exhibit was
mounted at the University of Illinois Nov.-Dec. of 1993 while I was there
working on my MLS.) I am currently combining the research I did for this
exhibit with research I did for another project on Medieval European Women Book
Artists to produce ? something...my thoughts are a bit vague right now on how
I want to use this, but I am thinking along the lines of a journal article on
women scribes, illuminators, engravers, printers, etc. etc. Haven't yet deter-
mined context, time frame, or other particulars, but am mulling all this over
when I have the time.
Well, I don't want to take up much of your time, but I am excited about this
list and look forward to other introductions ("meeting" kindred spirits in
cyberspace) and an exchange of ideas, dialogue, assistance, etc. etc.