Under a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, Goucher College created the Collaborative Humanities Laboratory to enhance the study of visual, material, and historical culture among the Goucher Community.
The Applestein-Sweren Prize is funded by a generous endowment established by Betty Applestein Sweren ’52 and Dr. Edgar Sweren in 2012. Prizes are awarded to Goucher students who present thoughtfully constructed personal collections of books and related ephemera. Continue reading [Applestein-Sweren Contest] Congratulations to our 2022 winners!
A “flutter” book is an easy and fun way for beginners to get used to bookbinding. The process is relatively simple and there is endless room for creativity. Continue reading (Video) Bookbinding: Create a “Flutter Book”
Solastalgia: Book Art and the Climate Crisis is curated by Director of Exhibitions & Artist Programs Torey Erin of Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA). The exhibition will display a range of works by artists to address the multitudes of the way we face the heart-wrenching climate crisis of our generation. Continue reading Solastalgia: Book Art and the Climate Crisis [Virtual Exihibtion, June 11 – October, 17, 2021]
APHA is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship. The Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History is an annual award of up to $2,000 for research in any area of the history of printing in all its forms, including all the arts and technologies relevant to printing, the book arts, and letter forms. Continue reading The Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History
Hanji (Korean: 한지/韓紙) is the traditional handmade paper from Korea. It is made from the inner bark of mulberry, a tree native to Korea and Hibiscus meninot, which helps suspend the individual fibers in water. Continue reading Korean Hanji Paper – Preserving a Cultural Heritage
Brian Dettmer is an American contemporary artist. He is noted for his alteration of preexisting media—such as old books, maps, record albums, and cassette tapes—to create new, transformed works of visual fine art.
In November 2020, a librarian at the Goucher College Library was processing uncatalogued books in the Special Collections stacks when she discovered a copy of Zelda Fitzgerald’s only novel, Save Me the Waltz (NY: Scribner’s, 1932). Continue reading Sara Haardt Mencken’s Inscribed Copy of Zelda Fitzgerald’s Novel, Save Me the Waltz
David A. Robertson was president of Goucher College during its tumultuous move from the downtown Baltimore campus to its current home on a hilltop in Towson. In October 1942, Robertson and his wife, Anne Knobel Robertson, were injured in an auto accident in Baltimore. He recovered from his injuries, but she, originally diagnosed with a concussion, died on November 4. President Robertson and his wife’s friends created a fund to donate books to the Goucher Library collection in her name, each identified by the “A.K.R.” bookplate on the verso of the front cover and a hand-printed pen dedication note from her husband on the facing free endpaper. They populate the Main Collection like Easter eggs, waiting for students to discover them and to be reminded of a man’s long lonely love for his wife. Continue reading Seigfried Sassoon (1886-1967), David A. Robertson (1880-1961), and Anne Knobel Robertson (?-1942)–Grief, Love, and Books