In Memoriam: Sue R. Allen

August 29, 2011 — Sue R. Allen, graphic artist, independent scholar and a faculty member at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School for 18 years, died on Aug. 25 in New Haven, Conn., after a short illness. She was 93.

Among the longest-serving instructors at Rare Book School since its founding at Columbia University in 1983, Allen inspired hundreds of librarians, conservators, book dealers and collectors as she taught them about the book bindings that became her passion. Her deep knowledge of the subject matter and her lively, engaging style won her the love, admiration and loyalty of her students and others in the field.


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