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June 30, 2017

2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Printing Historical Society was held on Wednesday 5 July at the St Bride Institute. During the formal business Dr Rachel Stenner was appointed as Membership Secretary, and a proposal to change the Society's constitution to recognise a new category of membership, Supporting Member, was approved.

The formal business was followed by a fascinating talk on the impact of American printing technology transfer on the UK by Michael Knies, Special Collections Librarian at the Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The talk focused in particular on the (frequently questionable) antics of type foundries on both sides of the Atlantic during the latter part of the nineteenth century, when pirating of typeface and ornament designs was rife both in the UK and the USA, having been made much easier by the invention of electrotyping.

Posted by Francis Cave at June 30, 2017 06:16 PM