Snyder Book Collecting Contest
53rd Snyder Book Collecting Contest 2009 Winners
Winners of the Snyder Book Collecting Contest were announced at the awards ceremony on April 10. Dean Lorraine J. Haricombe presented the awards to the students, and Arthur Young, dean of University Libraries and professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University, delivered a keynote address on “Horatio Alger, Jr.: Juvenile Writer, Enduring Icon, and Collectible Author.” (Full text of the keynote is available online: http://www.lib.ku.edu/Snyder/documents/AlgerKU.pdf.)
In the undergraduate division, Thayer Bray won first place for his collection, “High and Low: Commix, Art and Their Influence,” and Jacquelyn Bowin won second place for her “Costuming & Sewing Collection.”
In the graduate division, Ailecia Ruscin won first place with her “Gender, Class & Sexuality in Turn-of-the-Century Political and Punk Zines” collection, and Michael Gomez won second place with “It Begins in Wonder: Weird Fiction Past and Present.”
First place winners received $600 cash and $100 gift cards from Jayhawk Ink, a division of the KU Bookstore; second place winners received $400 cash and $50 gift cards from Jayhawk Ink, a division of the KU Bookstore.