Ruth R. Rogers


Ruth R. Rogers (she/her) is Curator of Special Collections at Wellesley College, where she specializes in the evolution of the book as material culture, visual communication, and artistic form. As visiting lecturer in the Art Department, Rogers teaches a hands-on intensive seminar, History of the Book from Manuscript to Print. She guest teaches for courses throughout the curriculum in the area of book studies, an interdisciplinary approach spanning centuries and formats. Rogers is a frequent juror for exhibitions and awards in book arts, and is an essayist in the Materialia Lumina exhibition catalog (2022), sponsored by the Codex Foundation. In her lectures and writing, Rogers advocates for the critical reading of international contemporary artists’ books as a teaching resource in academic libraries. Her current focus centers on articulating standards and creative approaches for building institutional collections.

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