Allie Alvis

Allie Alvis is Curator of Special Collections at the Winterthur Library. Their research is diverse and far-reaching, and includes publications on the history of rebinding illuminated manuscripts, the reuse of type ornaments in 16th and 17th century England, the work of bookbinders Douglas Cockerell and Son, and the use of arsenical green pigments in bookbinding. Allie is particularly interested in the use of social media for communicating book history, and maintains popular accounts across various platforms as Book Historia. They received their MScs in Material Culture and Book History, and Information Management from the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow respectively, and a BA in Linguistics from the University of Kansas. 

Courses Taught: Pop Bibliography, 2024