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From Golden Type to Wild Waves: Fine Press Books in Vanderbilt Special Collections


Conner McCain Brown



About the Project

In this two-semester Buchanan Library Fellowship, the fellow conducted object research and curated an exhibit case for the late spring 2021 that explores the Nettie Hale Rand Collection of Fine Bindings and other fine press works. Working with the exhibition curator, the fellow developed a social media campaign for the exhibit. In the fall 2021 semester, the fellow installed her exhibition and produced an art workshop for audiences to explore aesthetics, books arts, and poetry and a digital interactive component.

The Fellows

Connor (Cainie) McCain Brown

The Instructors

Mary Anne Caton, Interim Curator, Fine Arts Gallery