Collection SC/096 - Harold Tribolet Collection of Caxtoniana

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US ILfC SC/096

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Harold Tribolet Collection of Caxtoniana


  • 1929-1985 (Creation)


1 box

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The Caxton Club, located in Chicago, was founded in 1895. It is a private social organization and bibliophilic society bringing people together from different backgrounds who have a communal love of books and literary study. The club was named after William Caxton, a noted printer during the fifteenth century.

While the club did not allow female membership until 1976, it has gone on to have three female presidents. The club holds dinner and lunch programs, sponsors various events and exhibitions, and publishes books and a monthly newsletter, the Caxtonian.

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Harold W. Tribolet lived for many years in both Chicago and Highland Park, working at R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. from 1927-1973. For much of this time he was the Department of Graphic Conservation manager. Tribolet was also a lecturer at the University of Chicago, the Library of Congress and the New York State Historic Association. Additionally, he served as secretary of the Caxton Club.

In 1970, Tribolet was awarded the United States Presidential Commendation for his work serving as a consultant after the devastating flood of 1966-67 in Florence, Italy.

Tribolet and his wife Mildred had two children, Craig and Donna.

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This collection includes meeting and program announcements from Tribolet's time as a member and later secretary of the Caxton Club. There are also two miscellaneous brochures included in the final folder of the collection, one titled "A Checklist of The Lakeside Classics," and the other labeled "Rare Book & Manuscript Collections in the Libraries of the San Francisco Bay Area."

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  • English

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