Sue Allen (d. 25 August 2011) was the foremost authority on nineteenth-century American book covers. Her research, lectures, writings, and exhibitions guide librarians and conservators in the selective preservation of English and American bindings of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1999 she received the annual award of the American Printing History Association for her contributions to printing history.
Courses Formerly Offered
- B-90. Publishers’ Bookbindings, 1830–1910 (1984–2011)
- Comparative Historical Bookbindings and their Preservation (1983, with Christopher Clarkson and Gary Frost)