2011 Winners of the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest
Thank you to all who submitted applications. We were pleased with the thoughtful collections once again this year.
Without further ado, the 2011 Winners of the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest are:
First Prize: Mitch Fraas, Duke University, Anglo-American Legal Printing 1702 to the Present
Second Prize: Maggie Murray, Johns Hopkins, Literature of the Little Review: In Which Margaret Anderson Enters an Antiquarian Bookstore
Third Prize: Sarah McCormick, University of California-Riverside, Desert Dreams: The History of California's Coachella Valley
Essay Prize: Emily Brodman, Stanford University, Sourcing the Sanctuary Movement
Congratulations! The Awards Ceremony was held at the Library of Congress on October 21st.
Below is video of the award presentation as well as the talk given by Michael Dirda entitled, "The Thrill of the Hunt: The Serendipitous Pleasures of Book Collecting".