museums and libraries

William Morris Society at the Morgan Library

Each year during the annual Modern Language Association Convention, the William Morris Society sponsors one or two sessions of papers and also takes a field trip to a local arts and crafts site. This year I organized a special session on Pre-Raphaelites in the Pierpont Morgan Library, so we visited the Morgan for a private …

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The William Morris Society at MLA, New York City, January 5, 2018

Our late colleague and former William Morris Society president Jack Walsdorf, whom we lost this past summer, wrote of a past Modern Language Association convention, “This will be a great time for Morris lovers from across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. to bond in friendship.” Jack’s comment speaks to the WMS’s history of forging …

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April feature continued: Places to visit in the United States to see works by Morris and Morris and Co.

United States – Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, New York to John F. Kennedy Library, Solano County, California. Both of these libraries have a Kelmscott Chaucer. Check out this blog updating who owns copies of the book. Of the 425 paper and 14 vellum copies, William S. Peterson and Sylvia Holton Peterson have been …

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April feature continued: Places to visit in the United States to see works by Morris and Morris and Co.

Illinois – Augustana College. Rock Island, Illinois. Augustana College is featuring an exhibit titled “William Morris: Visions of An Ideal World” until 17 May. According to the Augustana College website, the exhibit includes works “produced by the Kelmscott Press, a private printing press started by Morris in 1891. Complementing the books will be Arts and …

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