Event Title

Keynote Presentation: Rare Book Thieves and Library Response

Location

Oberlin College (Building location TBD)

Event Website

http://www2.oberlin.edu/library/friends/

Start Date

10-10-2019 4:30 PM

End Date

10-10-2019 5:30 PM

Cost to Attend

Free

Pre-registration required?

Yes

Contact Information (for registration)

Registration information forthcoming

Event Type

Lecture

Description

Program: General discussion of some of the more infamous rare book thieves that Mr. McDade has researched, with special attention on his most recent book, Torn from their Bindings. While primarily about Robert Kindred, who stole rare books from a variety of universities across the US including several in Ohio, he also features James Shinn, who stole books from Oberlin College Library and was caught by then Director of Libraries, Bill Moffett. Talk for Friends of the Library, Oberlin College.

The Octavofest guest speaker is Travis McDade, the Curator of Law Rare Books and Associate Professor of Library Service at the University of Illinois College of Law. Professor McDade is the country’s foremost expert on crimes against rare books, maps, documents, and other printed cultural heritage resources. He is the author of three books on the subject: The Book Thief: The True Crimes of Daniel Spiegelman; Thieves of Book Row: New York’s Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Ended it; and Disappearing Ink: The Insider, the FBI, and the Looting of the Kenyon College Library.

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Oct 10th, 4:30 PM Oct 10th, 5:30 PM

Keynote Presentation: Rare Book Thieves and Library Response

Oberlin College (Building location TBD)

Program: General discussion of some of the more infamous rare book thieves that Mr. McDade has researched, with special attention on his most recent book, Torn from their Bindings. While primarily about Robert Kindred, who stole rare books from a variety of universities across the US including several in Ohio, he also features James Shinn, who stole books from Oberlin College Library and was caught by then Director of Libraries, Bill Moffett. Talk for Friends of the Library, Oberlin College.

The Octavofest guest speaker is Travis McDade, the Curator of Law Rare Books and Associate Professor of Library Service at the University of Illinois College of Law. Professor McDade is the country’s foremost expert on crimes against rare books, maps, documents, and other printed cultural heritage resources. He is the author of three books on the subject: The Book Thief: The True Crimes of Daniel Spiegelman; Thieves of Book Row: New York’s Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Ended it; and Disappearing Ink: The Insider, the FBI, and the Looting of the Kenyon College Library.

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