Extra-Illustration: From Marginalia to Scrapbooks

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February 16 – May 31, 2017

Special Collections Gallery & Sutro Library Reading Room

J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132

Extra-Illustration: From Marginalia to Scrapbooks highlights alternative uses for books by individuals interested in the interactive practice of extra-illustration.  Colloquially referred to as “Grangerizing”—named for the British publisher, James Granger, who promoted the activity in the late 18th-century—examples of visually and textually altered publications can be found among the earliest manuscripts, printed texts, and scrapbook collections  in prominent libraries, archives, and museums.

This exhibition is a collaboration of the J. Paul Leonard Library and the Sutro Library, California State Library. The exhibit is on view in two locations in the J. Paul Leonard Library building:

Special Collections Gallery, 4th fl.
Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm or by appointment
(415) 338-2633 or bfalper@sfsu.edu

Sutro Library Reading Room, 5th fl.
Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm or by appointment
(415) 469-6100 or sutro@library.ca.gov

Opening Program and Reception: Thurs., Feb. 16, 4:30-7:30pm, rm. 460

featuring keynote remarks by
Gabrielle Dean, PhD, Curator of Literary Rare Books
and Manuscripts, The Sheridan Libraries,
Johns Hopkins University
RSVP to Marie Rose-Hamel at (415) 338-7327 or marieann@sfsu.edu

Spotlight Exhibit Friday, January 27, 2017