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Printing Fellowship Program

 

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Imperial Press, Bibliography Room

In order to preserve and pass on skills in letterpress printing and the care of its collection of nineteenth-century hand presses, the Robertson Davies Library has partnered with the Book History and Print Culture Collaborative Program to apprentice students in the Program and the Massey Junior Fellowship to the College Printer.

By accepting the position of BHPC Printing Apprentice, each Apprentice also commits him or herself to serve as a Printing Fellow in the following academic year. Apprentices will learn the basic skills of typesetting, registration, presswork, distribution, and principles of letterpress design. Apprentices will also assist in the maintenance of the Bibliography Room including sorting spacing, distributing type and the other organizational tasks required to keep the presses in working order.

Massey Printing Fellows are selected through application from the Massey Junior Fellowship and will assist in the design and printing of various keepsakes and other items in support of the Robertson Davies Library’s Bibliography Room.

BHPC Printing Fellows are selected through application from students in the Book History and Print Culture Collaborative Program, and are responsible for demonstrating the presses to classes and holding limited office hours in the Bibliography Room to field questions from interested students. The apprenticeship is a one-year commitment that automatically leads into the fellowship in the second year.

The Massey College Printing Apprenticeship Program is generously supported by an Anonymous Donor and the Faculty of Information (iSchool).
 


 
2017
BHPC – Veronica Litt (PhD English); Roxanne Korpan (PhD Religion)
Massey – Kirsten Brassard (MA English); Kelly Rahardja (MA Public Policy)

2016
BHPC – Samantha Bellinger (MI iSchool); Joel Vaughan (PhD English)
Massey – Chris Kelleher (PhD English); Kacper Niburski (MA IHPST)

2015
BHPC – Amy Coté  (PhD English); Julia King (MI)
Massey – Elizabeth Klaiber (PhD Religion);  Barbara Marzario (MA Art)

2014
BHPC – Timothy Perry (MI); Jeanette Blanchard (MI)
Massey – Jody Porter (CBC/Radio-Canada Journalism Fellow see more);  Laura Ritland (MA Creative Writing)

2013
BHPC – Alice McClintock (MMSt)
Massey – Elizabeth Krasner (Architecture, MARC); Andrea Stuart (MA Music)

2012
BHPC – Chelsea Jeffery (MMSt)
Massey – Elizabeth Krasner (Architecture, MARC); Andrea Stuart (MA Music)

2011
BHPC – Elisa Tersigni (PhD English)
Massey – Yonsue Kim (PhD EAS); Christopher J. Young (MI)

2009-10
BHPC – Lindsey Eckert (Phd English); Claire Battershill (PhD English)

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