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Celebrating the Life of a Patriot Printer: A Tribute to Isaiah Thomas

History / Heritage - Parade/Celebration

Thursday, September 20, 2012
10:00 AM-2:30 AM

WPI: Campus Center
Odeum Rooms
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
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The Isaiah Thomas Award in Publishing is coming full circle as Rochester Institute of Technology honors the American Antiquarian Society, a national research library of American history, literature and culture founded by Thomas, with the award during a reception on Sept. 20 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. The event Celebrating the Life of a Patriot Printer: A Tribute to Isaiah Thomas will also include a panel discussion.The school will also pay homage to Thomas, who spent his life dedicated to publishing and printing, with a panel discussion titled “Preserving the History of News in a Digital Age.”

David Pankow, director of RIT Cary Graphics Art Press, will moderate the panel that includes Vincent Golden, curator of newspapers and periodicals at the American Antiquarian Society; Frank Romano, president of Museum of Printing and professor emeritus at RIT; Franziska Frey, Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation Librarian at Harvard University; Bruce Gaultney, publisher of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette; and Alex Rogala, editor of RIT’s Reporter magazine.

Cost: Free

Public Woo Card: 2 Woo Points
College Woo Card: 2 Woo Points

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College

E-mail: library@mwa.org
Phone: 508-755-5221

Last Modified: August 6, 2012 at 5:03 PM

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