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Student Bibliophiles Recognized

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From left, Joanna Behrman (3rd place), Caroline Weisman (2nd place); judges Mary Clare Altenhofen, Susan Fliss, and George Clark; and William White (1st place).


May 7, 2012 – William White '12 of Kirkland House is the 2011-12 winner of the Visiting Committee Prize for Undergraduate Book Collection for his entry "Designing, Developing, and Drawing: Architecture, Planning, and the City." White along with Caroline Weisman '14 of Winthrop House and Joanna Behrman '13 Mather House, the second and third place winners respectively, were recognized recently at a reception hosted by Susan Fliss, Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Research, Teaching, and Learning and Interim Librarian of Harvard College.

An exhibition that includes White's collection along with Weisman's "Oscar Wilde: Down from a Pinnacle" and Behrman's "Why I believe in Fairy Tales" will open on the second and third floors of Lamont Library before Commencement. In addition to the exhibition of their collections, the winners are awarded cash prizes.

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Established in the spring of 1977 to recognize and encourage book collecting by undergraduates at Harvard, the award is sponsored by the Members of the Board of Overseer's Committee to Visit the Harvard University Library.  The members of this year's selection committee were Mary Clare Altenhofen, Acting Herman and Joan Suit Librarian for the Fine Arts Library; George Clark, Environmental Research Librarian; and Susan Fliss.

Additional information and a list of past Visiting Committee Prize for Undergraduate Book Collection winners is available on the Lamont website.