Katherine McCanless Ruffin on Carl Purinton Rollins
Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough St., Boston
The history of the Bibliographical Press at Yale University, which was established by Carl Purington Rollins (1880-1960), provides an important historical context for the inclusion of hands-on processes in book studies today. In 1927, Rollins established the Bibliographical Press in affiliation with the Yale University Library in order to teach the traditional practices of book production. Between 1928 and 1939, Rollins taught a course called “18th Century Printing Office Practice” to graduate students, librarians, and undergraduates. Rollins taught his students the practices of paper-making, composition of type, and printing on the hand press.