Book Club of California Presents Talk on Bancroft Library

From Books to Bytes: Building the Next Generation of Bancroft Library Collections
Kate Donovan, Director of The Bancroft Library & Associate University Librarian for Special Collections at University of California, Berkeley, explores over a hundred years of collecting at The Bancroft Library.

In her talk, scheduled Monday, September 18, 2023, 6-7:15 PM (Pacific) she describes the journey from the library’s Valencia Street origins in San Francisco to its present moment on the University of California, Berkeley campus.

Historian, writer, and collector Hubert Howe Bancroft sold his expansive collection of research materials on the history of Western North America to the University of California in 1905, thus establishing the eponymous library as a center of historical research and scholarship on Western Americana.

The event is co-presented and co-hosted by the Northern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America