March 14, 1996
Vol. 15, No. 13

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    Students with book collections can compete for Brooker Prize

    A passion for collecting books will pay off for winners of the T. Kimball Brooker Prize for undergraduate book collecting. A $1,000 prize will be awarded to a fourth-year College student, and a $500 prize will be awarded to a second-year student in the College.

    The prize was established by T. Kimball Brooker (A.M.'89) to foster a love of the book and to encourage book collecting among undergraduates. In evaluating entries, primary consideration will be given to the discrimination and judgment shown by the collector in shaping the collection around his or her interests. Monetary value and number of books are not critical in determining a winning collection.

    This year's entries will be judged by a committee consisting of Katherine Haskins, Acting Head of Reference Services and Bibliographer of Art, Film and Theater for the Library; Bruce Redford, Professor in English Language & Literature; Edward Rosenheim, the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor Emeritus in English Language & Literature; Peter White, Professor in Classical Languages & Literatures; and Alice Schreyer, Curator of the Library's Special Collections Department.

    Applications are available at the circulation desk of Harper Memorial Library and in Crerar 143 and Regenstein 180. The application deadline is Friday, March 29. For more information, call the Library Development Office at 702-8742.