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Friday, June 28, 2013 1:09 pm

Megan sorting type whilst wearing fashionable magnifying glasses.

Megan Blaney has worked for Special Collections for almost a year. Although relatively new to our team, Megan has proved herself an integral part of Craig’s Preservation student workforce. This summer she has made boxes for books, un-framed various documents from the University Archives, and sorted type from the Dolmen Press (pictured).

As you well know by now, we received a printing press almost a year ago and Craig has done all sorts of great things with it. The Dolmen Press Collection is an Irish printing press that WFU bought many decades ago, and is rich with printing history, samples, and even plates and type that can be used today. You may remember the beautiful ZSR Christmas card from last December was printed directly from a Dolmen Press plate.

Megan has been charged with sorting through the tiny pieces of metal type and putting it in the appropriate area of a type drawer. To confuse the matter even more, the type includes italics and Gaelic letters! Megan will also be “holding down the preservation fort” while Craig is on an extended and well deserved summer vacation.

Thanks to Megan and all of the students in Special Collections for doing the important work that you do!

Comments

  1. Thank you, Megan, we appreciate your hard work!

  2. Megan has been an absolute delight to work with. A quick learner, always ready to tackle any job(like sorting type) and a pleasant conversationalist. We’re lucky to have her in Special Collections!

  3. Love this!


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