Triple Crown

Archives Month Staff Picks, Part 3: The Making of Major Collections

By Rose Miyatsu on October 29, 2018

Today we are wrapping up Archives Month with a third and final installment of our “Staff Picks” series, for which some of our staff members in Special Collections have picked a notable underused or underappreciated item to highlight from our collections. In this post, we will be looking at some i...

Cobden-Sanderson and the Doves Press

By Rose Miyatsu on July 23, 2018

In the early 1880s, Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson left a career in law to become a bookbinder. Cobden-Sanderson was a friend of William Morris, a prominent member of the British Arts and Crafts movement, and subscribed to his ideology about the importance of traditional craftsmanship. They believ...

Newman Tower Exhibit: Triple Crown Collection

By Rose Miyatsu on May 4, 2018

The new Newman Tower of Exploration and Collections has provided the Special Collections department with a unique chance to share some of our most treasured collections with the public. One particularly beautiful series of books currently on display features works from our Triple Crown Collection...

Cordelia Baker: Teaching Bookbinding to Society Women

By Rose Miyatsu on February 6, 2018

What is an Educated Woman to Do? At the turn of the twentieth century, it was becoming more common for young, upper-class women to go away to receive an education, but few ways for them to use it once they returned home. A 1906 article in the St Louis Post-Dispatch laments, “There are already 10 ...

Announcing the New Triple Crown and Eric Gill Finding Aid

By Rose Miyatsu on October 17, 2017

New Triple Crown and Eric Gill Finding Aid Now Publicly Available We are excited to announce that the finding aids for the Triple Crown and Eric Gill rare book collections are now available! These collections were painstakingly compiled by Charles P. Gould, a book collector from Pasadena, Califor...