The CalRBS Guest Speaker Lecture Series is a long-standing tradition. For the first time, these lectures were delivered during CalRBS Summer 2020 Session via Zoom. We Thank our community members who have joined us in the past in-person and, in 2020, remotely. The recordings of these lectures are added to our online library for your enjoyment.

Click on the titles below for a full description and to watch the recording of the event via our CalRBS YouTube Channel.

Note that Lecture 1: Personal Narratives about the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic: The UCLA Library Collection by Russell A. Johnson, which was held on Wednesday, 3 August 2020 was not recorded due to the use of copyrighted material. 

Lecture 2: A 45-minute lecture followed by 15 minutes of Q&A (not included in the recording) held on Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 5:30 – 6:30 pm PDT, via Zoom
Edmund Fry’s 1799 Pantographia as a typo-bibliographical resource
for alphabet historiography—or forty years’ obsession with this book.

Prof. Johanna Drucker
Distinguished Professor of Information Studies &
Bernard and Martin Breslauer Professor of Bibliography

Lecture 3: A 45-minute lecture followed by 15 minutes of Q&A (not included in the recording) held on Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 5:30 – 6:30 pm PDT, via Zoom
The Other Book: The Ames Almanack Opens a Window on Colonial America
Dr. Susan Allen

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