Tuesday, October 06, 2009

SFU - Share your Enthusiasm Lecture Series: Jim Rainer

Coming Wednesday, October 7, 2009, as part of the SFU Special Collections series Share the Enthusiasm, Jim Rainer will speak on his career of collecting - book collecting. The subject range of his book collecting has been varied including press books, the book arts, books on gardening, books on baseball and also mechanical pencils…

Jim Rainer was educated in Victoria, at the University of British Columbia and at the University of Washington. For thirty seven years he was an executive with Crown Zellerbach Canada and its various successors. For many years he was CEO of the Alcuin Society and remains a lifelong supporter of fine books, the book arts and continues to follow his heart as a collector.

Photo by Raeff Miles

For more information on Jim Rainer's collecting, note also this 2006 article from AQ, the Magazine of SFU on Jim Rainer's donation to the SFU Special Collections.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 7:30pm
Room 2200 - RBC Dominion Securities Executive Meeting Room
Simon Fraser University Vancouver
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Refreshments following lecture.
Free Admission – limited seating - please reserve a seat by calling 778.782.6704 or emailing library@sfu.ca
For further information contact: Eric Swanick
Head, Special Collections
WAC Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University
Tel: 778.782.4626
Email: eswanick@sfu.ca
website: www.lib.sfu.ca/special/

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