The Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Lecture Series

Preservation Lecture Series Logo The Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Lecture Series is sponsored by the Preservation Department at the New York University Libraries in honor and appreciation of Barbara Lubin Goldsmith for her generous donations to the Libraries' preservation program and in recognition of her vigorous support of preservation efforts in the research community. Barbara Goldsmith, a historian, writer, and philanthropist, is widely known for her books, Little Gloria...Happy at LastOther Powers: the Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull, and other published works.

Calendar of Lectures

  • Gregor Trinkaus-Randall

  • Preservation Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
    "Cultural Collections and Natural Disasters"
    Wednesday, December 13, 2006
    Fales Library

  • Hannah Frost

  • Media Preservation Librarian, Stanford University Libraries
    "Growing a Program in Media Preservation"
    Thursday, October 28, 2004
    Fales Library

  • James M. Reilly

  • Director of the Image Permanence Institute
    "Weather Report: Results and Reflections from a Study of Collection Storage Conditions in 100 American Libraries"
    Thursday, May 8, 2003
    Fales Library

  • Nancy E. Gwinn

  • Director, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
    "Preservation and the Digital Dilemma"
    Thursday, December 5, 2002
    Fales Library

  • Abby Smith

    Director of Programs, Council on Library and Information Resources,
    "What is Enduring Value? Preservation and Creation of Knowledge"
    Wednesday, December 5, 2001
    Fales Library

  • Sidney Berger

    Head of Special Collections, University of California, Riverside
    "The Survival of Embroidered Bindings"
    Tuesday, May 9, 2000
    Fales Library

  • John Townsend

    Preservation Specialist
    "Preservation Surveys And Needs Assessments: How to Find Out What You Need To Know"
    Thursday, November 18, 1999
    Fales Library

  • Christopher Calnan

    Conservation Advisor, National Trust, London, England
    "Preservation Leather Bindings: Review of Historical Treatment Methods and Current Research"
    Thursday, April 22, 1999
    Fales Library

  • John F. Dean

    Director, Preservation & Conservation, Cornell University
    "Preservation: The Road Ahead"
    Thursday, October 22, 1998
    Fales Library

  • Michèle V. Cloonan

    Department Chair & Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, ULCA
    "The Enduring Legacy of Paper Bindings: Historical Review and Preservation Concerns"
    April 30, 1998

  • Donald G. Kelsey

    Assistant Professor, Library Facilities/Operations Management, University of Minnesota
    "Understanding Your Building and Building Bridges"
    December 3, 1997

  • Monique Lallier

    "The Art of Bookbinding and Conservation: How They Influence Each Other"
    March 13, 1997

  • Don Etherington

    Conservator & President, Etherington Conservation Center, Greensboro, NC
    "Will the Real Otto Zahn Please Stand Up!"
    March 13, 1997

  • James Reilly

    Director, Image Permanence Institute, Rochester, NY
    "Assessing Long-Term Environmental Effects in Library and Archives Collections"
    September 19, 1996

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