Thursday, July 30, 2015

Twenty-Five Years of Book Collecting: A Look Back and a Look Forward

This is a talk I gave at the Book Lovers' and Texana Collectors' Breakfast, March 6, 2015, Texas State Historical Association Meeting, Corpus Christi.  A rare appearance for me in jacket and tie.  Thanks to the TSHA for recording the talk.  This footage does not include the fine introduction and post-talk comments by John Nau, TSHA President and collector himself, who I'm occasionally bantering with as he sits off-camera.



  1. That was an incredibly enjoyable talk, especially your comments concerning Nicholas Basbanes who I had the opportunity and speak with this past February. I'm extremely jealous of your visit and opportunity to purchase some of his books.

  2. Very very enjoyable and interesting talk, Kurt! You have a great collection and I am so glad that you talk about it, someone else will be stimulated through that. I don't think Nicole gives you such a hard time ... great advice re cataloguing. See you in Pasadena, we hope :)

    1. Thanks, Pia! Hope all is very fine with you guys. There is a good chance we'll be out in Pasadena. Love to see you in Santa Barbara, too.

  3. Hi Kurt , great talk really enjoyed it , I have been following this blog for sometime I live Boston and collect mostly American early books and pamphlets printed locally here