Timothy Barrett | Yale Program in the History of the Book
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
NOTE: Dure to weather-related travel delays, the History of the Book lecture, scheduled for March 5, has been postponed to Thursday, March 6 at 4:30 p.m. It will be held in the Room 38 at the Beinecke Library. The seminar originally scheduled for March 6 has been cancelled.
Yale Program in the History of the Book
Timothy Barrett, director of the Center for the Book at the University of Iowa, has devoted his career to preserving and enhancing the art of hand-papermaking.
As the founding director of the center’s papermaking facilities — the only academic program in the United States that focuses on producing traditional Western- and Japanese-style papers and teaching-related techniques — he has trained a generation of papermakers to create conservation-sound paper. Among his many conservation projects, he and his co-workers fabricated the handmade archival paper used to re-house the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution as part of the “Charters of Freedom Re-encasement Project” in 2002.
Barrett received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2009. In 2012, he was profiled in The New York Times Magazine.