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Exhibition & Symposium Celebrates The Mark Samuels Lasner Collection

Mark Samuels Lasner and his collection in the Morris Library. (Evan Krape / University of Delaware)

Mark Samuels Lasner and his collection in the Morris Library. (Evan Krape/University of Delaware)

APHA’s own Mark Samuels Lasner, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Delaware Library and a collector of Victorian books, manuscripts, and artworks, recently donated his collection to the University of Delaware Library. To honor this gift, the library is putting on an exhibition “Victorian Passions: Stories from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection,” curated by Margaret D. Stetz, on view in the Special Collections Gallery, UD Library, from February 14-June 3, 2017

In addition, the University is hosting a free public symposium “Celebrating the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection: Rare Books and Manuscripts, Victorian Literature and Art,” on March 17-18, 2017. Elaine Showalter will be the keynote speaker and participants include Mark Dimunation (Library of Congress), Barbara Heritage (Rare Book School, University of Virginia), Edward Maggs (Maggs Bros. Ltd., London), Joseph Bristow (UCLA), Linda K. Hughes (Texas Christian University), Margaretta S. Frederick (Delaware Art Museum), William S. Peterson (Emeritus, University of Maryland), David Taylor (UK historian and author), and Margaret D. Stetz (University of Delaware).

The symposium is free and open to the public. Advance is requested. More information and online registration:

Hotel arrangements have been made at:
Homewood Suites
640 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713
Anyone booking rooms should reference “Mark Samuels Lasner Symposium” for the room block and discount rate.