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Princeton Preservation Group Presents: The Dread of Archivists, Bibliophiles, and Librarians: Bookworms
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 7:00 PM EST
Category: Non NJLA Event

Online Lecture via Zoom, November 17, 2021, 7pm
Link to register:

In an engaging slide presentation, bibliophile Dr. David Wolf, a physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital, will review the early history of literature about bookworms, with illustrations from books and articles on the subject dating in range from Hooke (1665) to justifiably renowned collector Dr. William Osler (1917). Dr. Wolf will discuss and show examples of insect enemies of books, with characteristic types of damage, by silverfish, termites, book lice, and various beetles and other pests.  Our speaker’s lecture will be a revised version of a broader presentation he gave for the Medical History Society of New Jersey on September 21, 2021.

About PPG:

The Princeton Preservation Group has been meeting several times per year since 1983 to hear lectures on a wide range of topic relating to the preservation of cultural artifacts, including but not limited to books, manuscripts, artwork, furniture, photographs, tombstones, Lucy the Elephant, costumes, videotapes, and buildings. Recent meetings have been held in Manalapan, Princeton, New Brunswick, Morristown, and Lawrenceville.  Meetings are open to the public without charge.

Among others, topics have included:

Disaster Recovery: Mold and Water Damage
Preserving Ethnic Materials
Binding Rare Books
Historic Building Conservation
Digitizing Photograph Collections

For more information, including membership (dues are $5 per year) and a list of past programs, see

If you missed our last program presented by Hallel Yadin, “Processing Born-Digital Manuscript Collections: A Case Study,” a video is linked at the PPG website in the list of programs.

Contact: Gary Saretzky,