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The Work of Carl Hertzog: Bearing Witness to the Western Word

  • The Grace Museum - Loggia 102 Cypress Street Abilene, TX, 79601 United States (map)

Presented by Jason Dean, Director of Special Collections and Archives, Southwestern University

7 pm  |  Grace Loggia

Carl Hertzog defined the look of Texas, and west Texas in his work. This talk aims to explore some of the most important work Hertzog produced in collaboration with Texas and western authors - Tom Lea, John Graves, J. Frank Dobie, and J. Evetts Haley. Specifically we will discuss design elements, collaboration, and typographic choices in the work of Hertzog.


Photo by Matt Reynolds.

Photo by Matt Reynolds.

Jason Dean is Director of Special Collections and Archives at Southwestern University, Texas' first institution of higher education. His undergraduate degree in history is from Hardin-Simmons University, and his MS LIS is from Syracuse University. Jason has also completed coursework at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia.

Prior to coming to Southwestern, Jason was a member of the library faculty at the University of Arkansas, and was previously the Librarian at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he started their library. He also worked at the library at Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Jason is a member of the Grolier Club, and a past IMLS-RBS fellow. He is active in several professional organizations related to history, rare books, and archives.


This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Earlier Event: April 5
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Later Event: April 6
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