Please join the Typophiles as we celebrate the memory of one of our most revered leaders, Dr. Robert L. Leslie. It was fifty years ago, in 1968, that “Doc” Leslie became the president of the Typophiles. Under his capable direction the group expanded its scope and embraced influences from the graphic arts around the globe. Through regular Typophiles luncheon lectures Doc introduced the work of many leading typographic practitioners and scholars to a welcoming audience. Leading the Typophiles membership on voyages near and far Doc hosted trips, made by the “Junketeers,” to libraries, printing houses, and other locations of typographic interest.
At this luncheon we will hear Doc Leslie recount a lifetime’s worth of memories. The 1985 recorded interview is from the Jake Chernovsky Collection at the Grolier Club Library. We will see photographs of Doc and his friends and colleagues, images from publications and printed ephemera gleaned from his professional life in the graphic arts at the Composing Room, Inc. and Gallery 303, his Heritage of the Graphic Arts Lecture Series, and selected Typophiles publications and ephemera.
Virginia Bartow is the Sr. Rare Book Cataloger at The New York Public Library. She hosts a monthly public class, “Old Books, Rare Books: Discovering More About Your Old Books” at the Library.