Welcome to part 2 of 3 interviews regarding the Aramont Library.
On February 11, 2021, the Library of Congress announced they had received a private donation, known as the Aramont Library, containing rare books by important authors and artists. Today’s guest is Stephanie Stillo, PhD. Curator of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection and Aramont Library
Stephanie Stillo is the Curator of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Graphic Arts Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collection Division at the Library of Congress. After receiving her Ph.D. in the Early Modern Atlantic World from the University of Kansas, Stillo served as the Mellon Professor of History and Digital Humanities at Washington and Lee University. There she taught classes on digital exhibition and design, public history, and digital storytelling. She also served as a CLIR/Mellon fellow in the Library of Congress’ Preservation, Research and Testing Division researching how preservation technology can reveal important historical information about the Library of Congress's rare book collection.
Links from this episode:
https://www.loc.gov/lcm/pdf/LCM_2021_0102.pdf The Library of Congress Magazine Article “In Pursuit of Perfection” written by Stephanie Stillo.
https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-006/private-library-containing-rare-books-by-important-authors-artists-donated-to-library-of-congress-with-endowment-for-programs/2021-02-11/ This is the official Library press release of The Aramont Library.
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