Ruth Rogers

rrogers@wellesley.edu

(781) 283-3592
Library Collections
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


Contact Us

General Number:
781.283.2129

 

General Reference:
specialcollections@wellesley.edu

 

Hours:
M-F 10-12, 1-4:30

Ruth R. Rogers
Curator of Special Collections
781.283.3592

 

Mariana S. Oller
Associate Curator of Special Collections
781.283.3668


Policies & Procedures:
Faculty class visits (Wellesley College campus only)
Reproductions and Permissions
FAQs

 

Special Collections
Margaret Clapp Library
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203