The winners of the 2012 Book Collecting Contest are:
First place, $300
Andrew Ferguson (Ph.D. program, Department of English) for “The Bibliographic Puzzle of R. A. Lafferty”;
Second place, $150
Katia Fowler (M.A. program, Department of English) for “Collecting the Works of Jeanne G. Pennington: An American ‘Authoress’ at the Turn of the 20th Century”;
Honorable Mention, $75
Natasha L. Mikles (Ph.D. program, Department of Religious Studies) for “The Printed Manifestations of the Tibetan Epic, Gesar of Ling.”
Winner of the BSUVA Rare Book School Fellowship
As first-place winner, Mr. Ferguson will be entering the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest to compete for their first prize of $2,500.
The contest results were announced at the Society’s Annual Meeting held in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute/ Small Special Collections Library on Friday, March 23, 2012.
Nine students, from third year through Ph.D. candidates, submitted entries to the 2012 Book Collecting Contest. The collections covered a range of topics including cookbooks, spiritual fitness, and psychology.
All the contestants received gift certificates generously donated by thirteen local booksellers.
Selections from the winning collections were on display in the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library at the University through April.