Rare Book School Summer 1999

RARE BOOK SCHOOL (RBS) 1999 summer session offers a collection of five-day, non-credit courses on topics concerning rare books, manuscripts, and special collections, during the period 12 July - 6 August 1999. Students make a full-time commitment to any course they attend, from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday-Friday; most students also attend an informal dinner on the Sunday evening before their first class on Monday. In addition to the formal classes during the day, there will be early-evening public lectures and other events throughout the four weeks of RBS.

The educational and professional prerequisites for RBS courses vary. Some courses are primarily directed toward research librarians and archivists. Others are intended for academics, persons working in the antiquarian book trade, bookbinders and conservators, professional and avocational students of the history of books and printing, book collectors, and others with an interest in the subjects being treated.

The tuition for each five-day course is $640. Air-conditioned dormitory housing (about $35/night) will be offered on the historic central grounds of the University, and nearby hotel accommodations are readily available. VISA credit card payments are accepted. Students are encouraged to take advantage of RBS's housing to arrive a few days before their course, or stay a few days later, in order to give themselves (and their families) a better chance to explore the Charlottesville area, which includes many sites of historic, educational, and scenic interest as well as various vacation attractions.

Electronic copies of the RBS 1999 Expanded Course Descriptions (ECDs) and application form are available on our web site. Or write:

Rare Book School
114 Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903-2498

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