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Mirabile Dictu: The Bryn Mawr College Library Newsletter

Fall 2009 Issue 13

Willman Spawn Honored by American Philosophical Society

The American Philosophical Society has recently announced the establishment of the Willman Spawn Conservation Internship Fund to support summer internships for students pursuing careers in book and paper conservation. Willman has been the Honorary Curator of Bookbinding at Bryn Mawr since 1986, after a 37-year career as conservator at the American Philosophical Society. In her letter announcing the internship program, APS Executive Officer Mary Patterson McPherson noted that the honor was in recognition of the example Willman has set as a premier conservator, but also as the dean of bookbinding historians in America.