President’s Letter

David N. Redden

David N. Redden

Dear Friends,

It is with great sorrow that we mark the passing of our longtime Board member Lisa von Clemm. Her husband Michael served as Trustee of the ATBL first. Lisa then took up his service. She was an enthusiastic host of ATBL cocktail parties and a tireless representative at the British Library. She will be missed.

We welcome new Board members Florence Fearrington and Gwendolyn van Paasschen, new Chairman’s Council member James Spica, and new Advisory Council member J. Kevin Graffagnino and Winston Tabb.

ATBL was honored to be presented to HRH Prince Charles at the opening of the British Library Magna Carta exhibition as one of its sponsors. See video here.

ATBL led two private tours at the Morgan Library and Museum to see the Alice’s Adventures Underground here in the States for the first time since the US gave the manuscript to the British people to memorialize our allied friendship in World War II. Both the preview and the closing visits were hosted by Morgan and British Library curators; and ATBL underwrote bringing the manuscript to the US.

This year was filled with trips to libraries in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C, which you will read about in this issue. Make sure you are a Library Fellow with a current e-mail address in our database to take advantage of these events.

Know that we highly value your contributions in continuing to support the great work of the British Library.


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