Lecture by Dr. Karin Youngberg

October 18th, 3:45 – 5:00 p.m., Tredway Library second floor: Karin Youngberg, Professor of English and Conrad Bergendoff Professor of Humanities

Active from the 1920s through the 1950s, The Bookhouse for Children was founded by Chicago-area author and editor Olive Beaupre Miller and her husband.  Sold door-to-door by an all-female sales force, the books paired texts written or edited by Olive Beaupre Miller with beautiful art and design elements, creating books that exemplified the fine quality and personal handiwork typical of the Arts & Crafts Movement.

Please join Dr. Karin Youngberg, Professor of English and Conrad Bergendoff Professor of Humanities, for a visually rich presentation of the history of The Bookhouse for Children, its place in the world of children’s publishing, and its enduring legacy. 

Refreshments and conversation will begin at 3:45. 

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