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B.A., Middlebury College; M.S., Simmons College

Ruth R. Rogers
Curator of Special Collections

Book and manuscript studies, text and image, contemporary artists' books.

Curator of Special Collections, Clapp Library. Teaches, acquires, and administers a collection of over 40,000 items, including rare books, medieval and renaissance manuscripts, modern fine press books, and contemporary artists’ books. Specializes in the evolution of the book as material culture, visual communication, and artistic form.

Teaches ARTH299: History of the Book from Manuscript to Print. Provides guest lectures to many College departments, alumnae, and visiting groups.

Lectures on the critical reading of artists' books and their research use in the academic curriculum. Organized ABC: the Artists' Books Conference, held at Wellesley College, and published the related exhibition catalog, Resonance and Response. She has curated and juried a number of exhibitions, including the Minnesota Center for Book Arts International Artist Book Award, the College Book Art Association members' exhibition, and Seductive Alchemy: Books by Artists, held at Texas Woman's University in 2013. Guest wrote printed catalog preface for Hartford University School of Art exhibition, Rare Beauty.


Special Collections at Wellesley College

Book Studies at Wellesley College