Occasionally, it will be desirable to have additional commentary on the articles that appear in an issue of this publication. For example, Joan Boudreau's very fine piece on the field printing that occurred during the Civil War by the army and the navy was so copiously documented and illustrated that it ran to nearly thirty pages and thus could reasonably be construed as a nearly separate contribution to this aspect of American printing history. Boudreau also makes the point in her biographical note that she was considerably assisted in this endeavor by the previous work of two of her colleagues at the Smithsonian Institution, R. Stanley Nelson and Elizabeth M. Harris.
What was added to her article to round out this particular issue were the two splendid book reviews contributed by Jeffrey Mifflin. Jeffrey Mifflin is the archivist and curator of special collections at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has worked as a curatorial assistant at Harvard's Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments and as an archivist at McLean Hospital, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard Business School. He has an A.B. from Harvard University, a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, an M.A. in History and Archival Methods from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the Simmons College Graduate School. He also completed substantial noncredit course work related to the history of the book at the rare book schools at Columbia University and the University of Virginia. His research interests focus on the interrelationships connecting the written, physical, and pictorial traces of the past.
We look forward to additional book reviews in this journal that will be provided by Jeffrey Mifflin and other contributors.
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|Date:||Jul 1, 2012|
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