The University of Kansas’ Kenneth Spencer Research Library recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with an exhibition of selected collections from researchers, students and friends of the library.
The collections became the “50 by 50” exhibit, which opened Nov. 8, the same day the library was dedicated in 1968. The library was built through donation from the Kenneth A. and Helen F. Spencer Foundation. The collections include everything from the work of William S. Burroughs to a first edition of “Ulysses” by James Joyce, to Kansas City Monarchs memorabilia and early science fiction magazines, to rare Kurt Kobain albums.
“This celebration will help us to tell the story of Spencer Research Library. The impact that Spencer, its services and its collections have had on KU, the community and the world is incalculable,” said Beth Whittaker, assistant dean for distinctive collections at Spencer.
Kingston was honored to work on this commemorative perfect-bound booklet for long-time client KU, led by sales manager Rich Yergovich. The booklet was a complex pre-press/press job that included gold foil stamping on the cover plus a vellum fly sheet and 72 text pages with 4-color process and spot gloss UV coating throughout.
“What a fun project to work on,” Said Rich. “This book had a little bit of everything. Four color process, spot UV, foil stamping, perfect binding and of course what really made it possible to show off our printing techniques was awesome design and art direction.”
View select images from the project below, or visit the Spencer Research Library to download the full booklet.
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