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Archives & Special Collections Exhibits

Guide on Past and Current Archives & Special Collections Exhibits @ the University of Pittsburgh Library System - Oakland (2020-present)

Limited Editions Club Publications

Date of Exhibition: Fall 2020- Present

Curator: Jeanann Haas (Associate University Librarian for Administration and Organizational Development)

Location:  Archives & Special Collections exhibit gallery, 3rd floor Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh 3960 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260 

Description: Founded in 1929 by George Macy of New York City, the Limited Editions Club was a premiere subscription-based book club for book enthusiasts.  The mission of the Limited Editions Club was to produce finely illustrated editions of classical literature to circulate to the membership. George Macy commissioned legendary artists, photographers, and illustrators to bring classic literature to life and published 548 titles between 1929-1985.  Although production continued to decline over the years, the Limited Editions Club still circulated titles into the early 2000s.  This exhibit  features some beautiful examples produced by the Limited Editions Club.  

Exhibit Photographs