While conservation was the mainstay of his business, Bill also worked on edition bindings for small presses and continued to create fine bindings. Spriestersbach, Dean of the Graduate College, and University Librarian Dale Bentz, Kim was instrumental in bringing Bill to Iowa.
Bill brought apprentices into his business and taught private classes in Chicago. (Kim) Merker, Professor of English and director of the Windhover Press, envisioned a Center for the Book at Iowa and wanted to recruit a master binder to the Center. Bill established the Conservation Department in the University’s Main Library, where he and his apprentices worked on rare books from the University collections.
Campuses incorporating a range of non-academic services: - Printing & Copying (Serviced & Self Service) - Thesis Binding - WITCard - Access Control/Lockers - Accommodation Services Opening Times Mon – Thurs: 9-5pm Fri: 9-4.30pm - Serviced & self-service info available during opening times - Order taken in Office with 2-3 day turnaround time - Spiral Bind available on order General queries & card printing available during opening times Access Control/Lockers - Queries dealt with during opening times *** Access controls requests must come through the Estates Office*** ** Library Access – all registered students are entitled to access to the library** - Mon – Thurs: 9-1pm - General queries, ESB card purchases etc.
All thesis printed on the highest quality 120GSM white paper.
Some of the product ranges we have at our branches are: » Office Supplies » School Supplies » School Books » Art Supplies » Computer Hardware and Software » Cash registers and EPOS solutions » Photocopiers and Managed Print Solutions » Office Furniture and Seating Services Provided at our retail store in Carlow include: » Photocopying Service » Laminating Service » Binding Service » Stamp Making Service » Printing from disc/ flash drive » Up to A0 Size Printing & Copying of Plans » Fax service » Scan to email » Workshop facilities providing repair service to computers/laptops/printers/cash registers etc.
An institutional repository is an online collection of the academic work of an institute.
Most of the fine bindings Bill created during his career are in Special Collections at the UI Main Library, either donated by his family or purchased with donor funds.
Other fine bindings are in private collections and libraries, including the British Library, London; the Lily Library, Indiana University; and the Newberry Library, Chicago.
In the Conservation Department at Iowa, Bill continued to train apprentices and interns, and he offered classes to the general University population.
A former apprentice from the Chicago days, David Brock, said of Bill that he “molded me gently into a craftsman.” All those who studied with him – apprentices, interns, students, and casual visitors – could say something similar.