Dr. Alice Schreyer is Assistant Director for Preservation & Special Collections and Director of the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago Library, where she began as Curator of Special Collections in 1991. Among the American writers’ collections at the University of Chicago are the archives of Poetry; A Magazine of Verse, founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, for the first half-century of its existence; and the papers of Saul Bellow. Schreyer is the author of The History of Books: A Guide to Selected Resources in the Library of Congress, published by the Library of Congress in 1987; and Elective Affinities: Private Collectors & Special Collections in Libraries, published by the University of Chicago in 2001, in addition to numerous professional publications.

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