Special Collections Library at Vassar College

for “Shirley Jones and the Red Hen Press.”


“This catalog constitutes a descriptive bibliography of the books, with full collations, transcriptions and a colophon, of the Red Hen Press published on its 30th anniversary,” said Williams. “Also included is a note on each book written by Shirley Jones, as well as frontispiece photographs of the artist at work – as a young woman and now. Attractively designed, the catalog gives the reader the feeling of a fine press artist’s book, featuring colorful full-page mezzotint prints from books printed by Shirley Jones. The illustrations, with their rich, bright colors, make the catalog particularly engaging.”

Awards Won

Title Year
Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Catalogue Awards

These awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in the publication of catalogues and brochures that accompany exhibitions of library and archival materials, as well as for electronic exhibitions of such materials. They are administered by the Exhibition Awards Committee of the ALA/ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS), whose operating expenses are covered by a generous endowment from Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab, editors of American Book Prices Current.

2014 - Honorable Mention(s)