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ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Preconference

The ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section will hold its fifteenth annual preconference at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, from June 30 to July 2, 1974, prior to the ALA Annual Conference in New York City. Special Collections—Their Conservation and Preservation is the theme for the preconference.

An all-day tour to the W. J. Barrow Research Laboratory and the W. J. Barrow Restoration Shop, in Richmond, Virginia, will highlight the preconference. Meetings will feature the problems and solutions of repairing and conserving special collections materials. Among the speakers will be Bernard F. Walker, Barrow Research Laboratory; George M. Cunha, New England Document Center; Jean Gunner, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation; William Spawn, American Philosophical Society; and Lawrence Towner, Newberry Library.

C. Waller Barrett, noted collector and former president of the Bibliographical Society of America, will host a dinner for the conferees at his home. James Bear, Jr., curator and director of Monticello, will speak on the assembling of the Monticello Library.

Vesta Lee Gordon, of the Manuscript Department at the University of Virginia Library, is serving as chairman of the preconference planning committee. Further information and registration materials may be obtained from Beverly P. Lynch, Executive Secretary, ACRL, 50 E. Huron St, Chicago, IL 60611.

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