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University of Iowa News Release

Nov. 6, 2003

Book Conservation Topic Of Next Bibliophiles Meeting

Conservator and bookbinder Larry Yerkes will discuss the care and feeding of personal book collections when he speaks at the next meeting of the Iowa Bibliophiles at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Conservatory Lab in the UI Library.

The meeting is open to the public. Admission is free.

Since the meeting will be held in the Conservatory Lab, guests will be able to see some of the equipment and materials used in professional conservation of books and manuscripts. Bibliophiles are also welcome to bring along one or two books to which Yerkes can provide general advice on how it might be possible to repair or rebind the item.

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