Past Meetings

There are records for 385 meetings, but there are gaps in the pre-1980 Club archives at the University of Minnesota’s Andersen Library and the Minnesota History Society’s Gale Research Library. Anyone knowing of additional meetings and invitations are encouraged to contact the Ampersand Club.

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1930s

  • March 12, 1931, “Pestalozzi”

  • June 5, 1935,  Joseph Gaheran, “Trip to Mexico and Its “Remains””
  • October 2, 1935, Dr. Hessler, “Enemies of Books”
  • November 6, 1935, Bertha Berg, “Tour of Mr. Bell’s Library”
  • December 10, 1935, Mr. Kopietz, “Modern Book Decoration”
  • January 8, 1936, Mr. Wulling, “Magliabecchic Hobbyhorsing”
  • February 13, 1936, “Gardner Perry, “Old Maps – Display of Atlases”
  • March 4, 1936, “Mr. Plimpton, “Chinese Exhibit in London”
  • April 24, 1936, Mr. Isham “On T.E. Lawrence”
  • June 10, 1936, “Exhibit of AIGA Fifty Best Books for 1935”
  • March 29, 1937, Mr. Walter and Dr. Miller, Tour of Library and Cataloging (University of Minnesota)
  • January 5, 1939, “W.A. Dwiggins Exhibition”
  • February 15, 1939, Julius Nolte, “A Living Grammar”
  • April 27, 1939, Mr. Blegen, “Minnesota Imprints”
  • May 23, 1939, “Shrine of Fifty Books”
  • September 29, 1939, Emerson Wulling, Dinner

1940s

  • February 5, 1940, 50 Books Exhibit
  • March 21, 1940, Walker Art Gallery Tour
  • April 24, 1940, John Martner, Ampersand Library
  • September 30, 1940, “Friends Romans…” Publication party
  • November 28, 1940, Frank Kofron & Ed Erickson, Bruce Rogers Exhibit
  • December 7, 1940, Dr. Rosenbach on Radio

  • January 29, 1941, Fifty Best Books – 1940
  • March 12, 1941, Dr. Miller
  • April 30, 1941, Joseph Wheeler, “What Did American Colonists Read?”
  • October 8, 1941, Harold Kittleson, Powers Exhibition and Sale
  • February 4, 1942, Arnett Leslie, “Problems of the Paper Industry”
  • October 22, 1942, “Save the Club”
  • January 13, 1943, Paul Hillestad, “The Mountain Wait”
  • March 23, 1943, Mr. Perine, “History of University Bookstores”
  • May 6, 1943, Tremaine McDowell
  • May 29, 1943, Mr. Titus, Mr. Walter – Retirement Dinner
  • October 6, 1943, “Fifty Best Books”
  • November 11, 1943, Prof. Kirshner, “European Post Cards”
  • October 16, 1944, “Fifty Best Books”
  • November 21, 1944, Unknown
  • February 21, 1945, Carl Vitz, “Rare and Interesting Items”
  • March 14, 1945, Richard Gale, “E.C. Gale Americana Library”
  • May 1, 1945, “W. Morgan Exhibit of Royal Society Books”
  • February 26, 1946, W.D. Morgan, “Exhibit of Manuscripts and Incunabula”
  • May 16, 1946, Allyn Ford, “Collection of Books and Autographs”
  • May 9, 1947, Mr. Adams
  • October 16, 1947, Planning Meeting
  • November 5, 1947, Paul Bennett, “Waybill for a Way Goose”
  • August 9, 1948, General Meeting
  • March 31, 1949, “New England Books”

1950s

  • June 21, 1952, Emerson Wulling, Tour of His Press
  • September 17, 1955, Doomsday Press Trip

1960s

  • October 1, 1965, Emerson Wulling, “Retrospective and Prospective”
  • June 28, 1966, James Holly, Rare Book Room – Weyerhauser Library
  • August 21, 1968 Fred Phelps
  • October 10, 1968 Walter Hamady
  • January 30, 1969, Austin McLean
  • March 20, 1969, Ampersand Library Kickoff
  • May 17, 1969, Emerson Wulling, Sumac Press Tour
  • November 7, 1969, Frank Kacmarick, Tour of Private Library

1970s

  • February 10, 1970, Harold Kittleson, “19th-Century New England Collection”
  • May 23, 1970, Emily Martin, “St. John’s Microfilming Project”
  • September 11, 1970, Frank Kofron
  • November 5, 1970, Brooke Crutchly, “Cambridge Press”
  • February 5, 1971, Jane McCarthy, “A Tale of a Lifetime Success in Book Design”
  • May 22, 1971, Excursion to Sinclair Lewis Foundation
  • December 2, 1971, Harold Kittleson, “Symposium on European Tours by Members”
  • January 27, 1972 Harold Kittleson, “Ralph Waldo Emerson Room”
  • May 13, 1972 Jim Eckman, “Jack Key’s Library and Doomsday Press”
  • October 19, 1972, J. Parker & A. McLean, Plantin-Moretus Museum – Film
  • February 8, 1973, Howard Woo, “Sir Francis Meynell of Nonesuch Press”
  • April 27, 1973, James Thueson, “Restoration of Fort Snelling”
  • December 14, 1973, James Eckman, “Melvin Loos Lecture on Tom Cleland”
  • February 22, 1974, Nils Olson, “Mansion Tour – 18th-Century Swedish Pamphlets”
  • April 19, 1974, Edward Erickson, “Bruce Rogers and William Edwin Rudge”
  • November 8, 1974, Albert Butler, “Compleat Angler”
  • February 14, 1975, John Parker, “Printing in the Revolutionary Generation 1750-1800”
  • April 11, 1975, Edward P. Schwartz, “Henry Miller Collection”
  • September 12, 1975, Gary Hantke & E. Wulling, “Some Interesting Borders”
  • September 26, 1975, Floyd Risvold, “Louis Weichmann”
  • December 12, 1975, Wendell Glick, “Whitman and Thoreau”
  • April 9, 1976, Fredrick Manfred, “The Manly-Hearted Woman”
  • December 3, 1976, Sigurd Olson & Les Blacklock
  • September 29, 1977, Louise Lincoln, “The Artist as Book Ilustrator”
  • December 9, 1977, Les Blacklock, “My Pyschastrist – New Book”
  • March 31, 1978, Eugene Larkin, “A Talk about His Art Work”
  • March 2, 1979, Donald Skaro, “Manna from Heaven Between Two Covers”
  • April 20, 1979, E. Wulling,  J. Eckman & C. Urness, “3 Short programs on Ampersand, Typography, and Maple Ridge Press”
  • April 27, 1979 Richard Hicks, Demonstration of Replica 1683 Press
  • May 3, 1979 Anthony Rota, “Business Trip in North America”
  • October 30, 1979, Bakken Museum Rare Book Library
  • December 6, 1979, Al Muellerleile, “The Holy Gospel According to Saint Mark and Private Press Exhibit”

1980s

  • March 25, 1980, Barbara Brauer, “Illuminated Books of Hours”
  • April 29, 1980, Rutherford Aris, “The Ampersand in Script and Print”
  • October 10, 1980, Kimber Merker, “Memories of the Thirties – Some American Books 1931-1940”
  • February 12, 1981, Judith Overmier, “Provenance of Books”
  • April 9, 1981, MNHS Staff, Tour of the Minnesota Historical Society
  • March 25, 1982, John Feather, “Problem of Not Being in London”
  • April 9, 1982, Unknown
  • May 24, 1982, Marvin Sukov, “Filling the Gap: Four Great American Libraries”
  • November 17, 1982, Unknown
  • March 15, 1983, Jim Sitter, “A Proposal for a Minnesota Center for Book Arts”
  • May 5, 1983, Raymond Shove, “Books for the People”
  • June 16, 1983, Melvin McCosh, “Reading from his Autobiography”
  • October 6, 1983, Jonathan Hill, “On George Cruikshank”
  • December 10, 1983, Pre-holiday Party – Ampersand Room Open House
  • March 21, 1984, Thomas Bonnell, “Career of John Bell”
  • June 14, 1984, Miranda Beaven, “Publishing in St. Petersburg 1820-1840”
  • September 25, 1984, Michael Norman, “A Survey of Modern Bookbinding”
  • October 25, 1984, John Randle, “Whittington Press”
  • November 28, 1984, Preview of the Minnesota Center of Book Arts
  • February 27, 1985, Multiple, “A Miscellany of Booksellers”
  • May 30, 1985, Chris Coover, “Oscar Wilde”
  • September 30, 1985, Paul Hayden, “Private Press”
  • October 23, 1985, Rosemary Furtak, “Ampersand in the Art Library”
  • November 14, 1985, Gerald Lange, “Bieler Press: The First Ten Years”
  • February 5, 1986, Chester Anderson and Pat Coleman, “The Dun Emer & The Cuala Press & The Weird Sisters”
  • February 19, 1986, Karen Hoyle, “Media Used in Illustrating Children’s Books”
  • March 6, 1986, Roger Nielsen, “Framed and Gilded”
  • April 4, 1986, Steve Anderson, “Vermillion Editions Ltd.”
  • April 9, 1986, Adrian and Joyce Wilson, “The Book”
  • May 8, 1986, Frank Kacmarcik, “Books in Manuscript”
  • June 12, 1986, U of M Staff, Tour of U of M Printing and Book Bindery
  • September 12, 1986, Bakken Library of Electricity in Life
  • October 10, 1986, Walter Hamady, “A Talk about Preishable Press Ltd.”
  • November 21, 1986, Ampersand Annual Business Meeting and Elections
  • March 30, 1987, James Mosley, “Eric Gill as Typographer”
  • April 20, 1987, Jonathan Williams, “Jargon Society”
  • May 18, 1987, S. Lawrence, J. Randle, & J. Stephenson, “Fleece Press, Whittington Press, Rocket Press”
  • September 8, 1987, Jim Laurie, Second Annual Book Auction
  • October 14, 1987, Rob Rulon-Miller, “A World of Words – Dictionaries”
  • November 9, 1987 Nicolas & Virginia Westbrook, “Read Some, and Jewels”
  • February 4, 1988, Patrick Coleman, “Dust Jackets: Development and Design”
  • April 21, 1988, James Cummings, “Collecting the ‘Recorded Life'”
  • May 6, 1988, Thomas Taylor, “Kairos Press”
  • September 20, 1988, Silvia Rennie, “What You Don’t See in Bookbindings”
  • October 21, 1988, Anthony Rota and Robert Rosenthal, “Two Sides of the Same Street”
  • November 18, 1988, Annual Meeting and Election
  • December 8, 1988, Edward Kukla, Everything Old is New Again
  • December 19, 1988, Rob Rulon-Miller and BJ Carpenter, Rulon-Miller Books – Open House
  • February 2, 1989, Phil Gallo, “Concrete Poetry”
  • March 8, 1989, Jonathan Stevenson, “Rocket Press – Alice in Wonderland”
  • April 6, 1989, Sally Roggia, “History and Structure of the Book”
  • May 12, 1989, Hugh Ford, “For the Love of It: Writers, Printers and Publishers in Paris, 1920-1939”
  • September 28, 1989, Patricia Hampl and Steve Sorman, “Spillville”
  • November 9, 1989, J.G. Lubbock, “Art of the Book”
  • December 14, 1989, Rosemary Furtak, “Graphic Design in America”

1990s

  • February 10, 1990, Larry Mitchell Arthur, “Conan Doyle and Boxing”
  • May 1, 1990, Will Powers, “Goudy Redux”
  • May 14, 1990, Unknown
  • September 25, 1990, Frederic Cassidy, “Dictionary of Regional English”
  • February 21, 1991, Nita Krevans, “Books and Readers in Classical Antiquity”
  • March 28, 1991, Allan Kornblum, “Coffee House – Press Composing Stick to
  • Computer Composition”
  • May 16, 1991, Annual Dinner – Emerson G. Wulling
  • September 26, 1991, Ampersand Auction
  • October 10, 1991, Judith Duncan, “For the Joy of Doing”
  • November 14, 1991, James Tracy, “Erasmus Among the Deconstr Uctionists”
  • January 29, 1992, Daniel Kelm, “Sacred Space”
  • February 26, 1992, Patricia Eldred, “Illuminating the Canterbury Tales”
  • April 23, 1992, John Daniels, “500 years of Sporting Books, Manuscripts, Prints and Drawings”
  • May 20, 1992, Abe Lerner, “The Typophiles”
  • September 10, 1992, Publication Party – In Fair Dehiscence
  • September 23, 1992, Lester L. Metz, “Type and Technology”
  • October 1, 1992, Jonathan Hill, “From Nimble Cruiky to Sober George: The Art of George Cruikshank”
  • November 7, 1992, C.R. Ashbee, “Essex House Press”
  • December 16, 1992, Philip Gallo, “A Printer’s Dozen”
  • January 21, 1993, Rob Rulon-Miller, “Moby Dick and Other Beasts”
  • February 25, 1993, Pat Coleman, “Introduction and Tour of New History Center”
  • March 29, 1993, Poucher Printing Demonstration
  • April 27, 1993, John Parker, “Collecting Travel Books”
  • June 15, 1993, Gunnar Kaldewey, “Fine Printers Finely Bound Too”
  • September 22, 1993, Elaine Challacombe, “A Survey of Anatomical Art in the Wagensteen”
  • October 21, 1993, Betty Bright, “Technology and Form: Artists, Books and the Machine”
  • November 14, 1993, Clifford Burke, “The Book as a Literary Vehicle”
  • December 9, 1993, Peter Boswell, “Jess and Duncan”
  • January 26, 1994, Charles Alexander, “The Book as Investigation”
  • February 23, 1994, Kevin Crossley-Holland, “King Arthur is Nat Dede”
  • March 15, 1994, Edward Griffin, “Cincinnatus & Saint Guadens Shaw Memorial”
  • April 16, 1994, Cynthia Lund, Kierkegaard’s Library: History and Tour”
  • May 16, 1994, Nicholas Pickwoad, “Evidence of Bookbinding Structure”
  • September 16, 1994, Rob Rulon-Miller, Ampersand Auction
  • October 9, 1994, Rosalind and John Randle, “Wittington Press”
  • November 9, 1994, Alan Lathrop, “Overview of Manuscript Archives”
  • December 8, 1994, Winter Party
  • January 14, 1995, Timothy Barrett and Margret Ahrens, “Pathways in Paper”
  • February 23, 1995, Gaylord Schanilec, “A House in the Country”
  • March 16, 1995, Michael Hancher, “Illustrating Webster”
  • April 11, 1995, Karen Runyon, “Detection of Fraudulent Documents”
  • May 18, 1995 Various members, “Celebrating the Life of John Harold Kittleson”
  • September 19, 1995, Wilbur Schilling, “Herman Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener”
  • October 19, 1995, “Robert Bly and Robert Johnson, “A Private Fall”
  • November 16, 1995, Rafael Tarrago, “Printing in Early Spanish America 1539-1794”
  • December 15, 1995, Winter Party
  • February 2, 1996, Phil Gallo, “Concrete Poetry”
  • February 15, 1996, Andrea Hindling, “Vice to Volleyball – YMCA Archives”
  • March 19, 1996, Steve Anderson, “Nuts and Bolts of Book Collecting”
  • April 19, 1996, Christopher Cardozo, “The North American Indian – Edward Curtis”
  • May 20, 1996, David Schoonover, “More Than Recipes: The Szathmary Collection of Culinary Arts”
  • October 3, 1996, Harold Peterson, “Reading and Collecting Books”
  • November 14, 1996, Natasha D’Schommer, “Scheide Library Collection”
  • December 12, 1996, Winter Party
  • January 12, 1997, Printing of On The Rocks
  • April 12, 1997, Hedi Kyle, Conservator and Book Artist
  • May 15, 1997, Maria Fredericks, “The Ellesmere Chaucer”
  • September 30, 1997, Charles R. Bailey, “Petroglyphs of North America”
  • November 1, 1997, Gaylord Schanilec, “Tour of Midnight Paper Sales”
  • December 4, 1997, Robert Jackson, “Serial Publications”
  • January 15, 1998, Winter Party
  • April 14, 1998, Andrea Markov, “Binders without Borders”
  • May 7, 1998, Kathryn and Howard Clark, “Twinrocker Handmade Paper”
  • September 16, 1998, Auction
  • October 29, 1998, Philip Gallo, “Revisionist”
  • November 14, 1998, St. John’s staff, Tour of the Frank Kacmarick Collection
  • November 14, 1998, Tour of Mind of the Maker exhibit
  • January 7, 1999, Winter Party
  • February 4, 1999, Patrick Coleman, “Dusk Jackets – Development and Design”
  • February 25, 1999, Patrick Coleman, Tour of the History Center
  • March 11, 1999, Tom Redshaw, “Dolman Press”
  • March 26, 1999, Larry Dingman, “Western Fiction: Creating a Genre”
  • April 16, 1999, Cynthia Lund, “Kierkegaard’s Library”
  • May 20, 1999, Cathleen A. Baker, “Biography of Dard Hunter”
  • September 16, 1999, Rob Rulon-Miller, “Ampersand’s Underground Printing Project”
  • October 21, 1999, Jerry Farrell, “Crosswords”
  • November 11, 1999, Karen Nelson Hoyle, “Special Collections of Children’s Literature”

2000s

  • January 7, 2000, Winter Party
  • February 22, 2000, “Littera Scripta Manet”
  • March 22, 2000, Harold Alexander and Marjorie Alexander, “Paper Trivia and Treasure”
  • April 19, 2000, Christopher Cardozo, “The North American Indian – Edward Curtis”
  • May 18, 2000, Bob Fleck, “Oak Knoll Books”
  • September 14, 2000, Tim Johnson, Elmer L. Andersen Library Tour
  • October 19, 2000, Open Book Tour
  • November 10, 2000, David Esselmont, “Gregynog Press”
  • January 11, 2001, Winter Party
  • February 27, 2001, Tour of Conservation Treatment Laboratories
  • March 22, 2001, Richard Zauft, “Hamilton Wood Type Museum”
  • April 25, 2001, Scott Helmes, “Divagation of the Rubber Stamp”
  • May 24, 2001, Elmer L. Andersen
  • September 27, 2001, Margaret Welch, “Minneapolis Athenaeum”
  • October 25, 2001, Emily Martin, “Naughty Dog Press”
  • November 29, 2001, Bill Moran, “Hamilton Offset”
  • December 19, 2001, Harriet Bart & Philip Gallo, “Garment Register”
  • January 10, 2002, Winter Party
  • February 7, 2002, Ann Christensen and Dennis Jon, “From Incunabula to Artist Books
  • March 16, 2002, Andrew Elfenbein, “Oscar Wilde: Shame and Beauty”
  • April 30, 2002, Carla McGrath and Cole Rogers, “Tour of Highpoint Center for Printmaking”
  • May 23, 2002, Alastair Johnston, “Lost in the Stacks”
  • October 17, 2002, Bridget O’Malley and Amanda Degener, “Contemporary Papermaking”
  • November 19, 2002, Julian Plante, “Documenting the Minnesota Book World: 2”
  • December 19, 2002, Valerie Lien, “Collecting Hemingway and Fitzgerald”
  • January 17, 2003, Holiday Party and Benefit Auction
  • February 10, 2003, Betty Bright, “Who Put the Art in Book Arts”
  • March 14, 2003, Robin Price, Book Collaborations with Keiji Shinohara
  • April 19, 2003, Thomas O’Sullivan, “Fine Printing at Gould Library”
  • May 1, 2003, Claire Van Vliet, “Innovative Book Structures Inspired by Text”
  • September 24, 2003, Philip Gallo and Scott Helmes, “Electronic Poetry”
  • October 11, 2003, Gaylord Schanilec and David Esslemont, “Ink on the Elbow”
  • November 22, 2003, Thomas Kinsella, “Glenmacnass”
  • January 17, 2004, John Held, Jr., “Rubber Stamp Art”
  • March 4, 2004, Pat Coleman, “Imprecise History – Ampersand Club Invitations and Historical Documents”
  • April 22, 2004, Christian A. Peterson, “Light Bound: Photographers Regard the Book”
  • May 20, 2004, E.M. Ginger, “Fine Print to Non-Print”
  • September 29, 2004, Derek Black, “Book Plates”
  • October 21, 2004, Mark Rosheim, “Leonardo’s Lost Robots”
  • November 11, 2004, Larry Millett, “Strange Days, Dangerous Nights”
  • January 14, 2005, 75th Anniversary Winter Party
  • February 10, 2005, Michael Hancher, “Familiar Quotations”
  • March 24, 2005, Richard Sveum, “Arthur Conan Doyle”
  • April 11, 2005, Suzanne Moore, “Penwork, Pigment & The Pinball Effect”
  • June 23, 2005, Rob Rulon-Miller & Lori Sturdevant, “Elmer Andersen and the 75th Anniversary of Ampersand”
  • September 24, 2005, Jonathan Hill & Randy Cox, “As Cheap as They Come: Dime Novels and Books in Boards”
  • October 27, 2005, Library Staff, College of Visual Arts – Library Tour
  • November 16, 2005, Betty Bright, “To Have and To Hold: Why We Need Book Art”
  • January 13, 2006, Winter Party
  • February 23, 2006, Kent Aldrich, “Nomadic Press”
  • April 6, 2006, Phil Gallo, “Notes on Napkins”
  • April 18, 2006, The Nature of Creativity: Minnesota Book Award Fine Press Finalist Reception
  • May 1, 2006, Jim Canary, “Jack Kerouac”
  • August 19, 2006, Gaylord Schanilec, Midnight Paper Sales – Field Trip
  • September 19, 2006, Dale Schwie, “Highlights from a Private Collection – Henry David Thoreau”
  • October 26, 2006, Paul Maravelas and Joni Scheftel, “Letterpress Printing and Lead & Health”
  • November 14, 2006, Molly and John Harris, “Minnesota on Paper-Collecting our Printed History”
  • December 16, 2006, Heather Lawton, Minneapolis Public Library Special Collections
  • January 1, 2007, Winter Party
  • February 22, 2007, Raven Arts Press
  • March 29, 2007, Ampersand Members Round Table
  • April 18, 2007, John Moriarty, “Betwixt Plated Decks – Turtles and Turtle Books”
  • June 15, 2007, Dan De Simone, “Reconstructing Thomas Jefferson’s Library”
  • September 20, 2007, Greg Campbell, “Son of a Bookbinder”
  • October 27, 2007, Michael Dennis Browne & Chip Schilling, “Reading from Panthers”
  • January 19, 2008, Winter Party
  • March 20, 2008, Jody Williams, “An Evening of Books”
  • April 9, 2008, Peter Hautman, “On the Arts of Writing, Poker and Fine Printing”
  • May 22, 2008, Gaylord Schanilec, “Sylvae”
  • September 23, 2008, Patrick Coleman, “Printing and the Mind of Minnesota”
  • October 23, 2008, Will Powers, “What is a Ludlow”
  • November 20, 2008, Paula McCartney, “Bird Watching at the Walker Art Center”
  • December 11, 2008, Winter Party
  • January 22, 2009, Ampersand Club 2009 Auction
  • February 19, 2009, Kent Petterson “The Evolution of a Bookseller: Into the 21st Century”
  • March 12, 2009, Peter and Donna Thomas, “Book Artists”
  • March 31, 2009 Patrick Coleman, “Minnesota on the Map” Exhibit
  • April 23, 2009, Diana Eicher, MCAD’s Print Making Studio
  • May 13, 2009, Ken Storm, “Legendary Great Falls – Tibet’s Tsangpo Rivers”
  • September 17, 2009, Katherine Allen, “An Evening at the Landscape Arboretum”
  • October 15, 2009, Amanda Degener, “Work & Artwork in Australia and China”
  • November 5, 2009, Don Luce, “Francis Lee Jaques”
  • December 3, 2009, Jeff Rathermel, “100th Birthday of the Vandercook”

2010s

  • January 9, 2010, Winter Party
  • February 11, 2010, Stuart Klipper, “A City As Once Seen”
  • March 4, 2010, Multiple Speakers, “Books by the Numbers”
  • April 1, 2010, Bring Your Own Book – A Bibliophilic Show and Tell
  • May 20, 2010, Jeff Weber, “Finding the True History of Fore-Edge Paintings”
  • September 30, 2010, Dennis Michael, “Jon Master Bookbinding from the Collections at MIA”
  • October 21, 2010, Greg Campbell, “Books on Books”
  • November 4, 2010, Marguerite Ragnow, “The Ricci Map”
  • December 2, 2010, Don Leeper, “Books on Demand”
  • January 22, 2011, Winter Party
  • February 24, 2011, Allan Kornblum, “Coffee House Press”
  • March 17, 2011, “Parts of a Whole: New Work by MCBA’s Artist Community”
  • April 6, 2011, Peggy Korsmo-Kennon, “An Introduction to the American Swedish Institute’s Collection”
  • May 19, 2011, Jody Williams, “Small Talk: Small & Miniature Books”
  • September 20, 2011, Patrick Coleman, “Beyond Fritz, Red, and Ole: Minnesota Writers in the 1920’s”
  • October 4, 2011, Betty Bright & Jeff Rathermel, “Fine & Dirty – Contemporary Letterpress Art”
  • November 10, 2011, Elaine Challacombe, “Take Two Lyllie Rootes and Call Me in the Morning”
  • December 15, 2011, Gaylord Schanilec & Rob Rulon-Miller, “GS & RM DO DA UK”
  • January 15, 2012, Winter Party
  • February 23, 2012, Members Collectors’ Roundtable
  • March 22, 2012, Doug Hoverson, “Land of Amber Waters”
  • April 19, 2012, Timothy Johnson, “Regional Small Press Collections at the University of Minnesota”
  • May 1, 2012, Alec Soth, “House of Coates”
  • September 20, 2012, Jody Williams and Others, “Starting from Nothing and Minnesota Book Artist Awards”
  • October 11, 2012, Tom Rose, Harriet Bart and Phil Gallo, “In Association: Collaboration in the Book Arts”
  • November 1, 2012, John Moriarty, “Life and Art of Walter J. Breckenridge”
  • December 13, 2012, Karen Kinoshita, “Sense of Place in Artist Books”
  • January 12, 2013, Winter Party
  • February 21, 2013, Jana Pullman, “Design Binding and Designer Book Binders of America”
  • March 28, 2013, Kevin Brown, “Innovations in Print Technology, Making Book Publishing More Accessible”
  • April 11, 2013, Chank Diesel, “Fonts and Alphabets”
  • May 12, 2013, Susan Skarsgard, “GM Design Archives”
  • June 27, 2013, Mark Dimunation, “Living with the Real Thing: The Antiquarian Book in the Digital Age”
  • September 19, 2013, Russel Maret, “Letter Forms as Content”
  • October 17, 2013, Rob Rulon-Miller, “Sixties Zine Poetry – Terrance Williams”
  • November 21, 2013, Eric Lorberer, “Rain Taxi – The Literary Renaissance”
  • January 11, 2014, Winter Party
  • February 18, 2014, Members Show and Tell – Member Round Table
  • March 6, 2014, Don Luce “Audubon’s Birds of America Exhibit Tour”
  • April 24, 2014, Traffic Zone Center for Visual Arts Tour
  • May 13, 2014, Monika Zagar, “Scandinavian Crime Fiction”
  • September 18, 2014, Harry Lerner & Patricia Stockland, “The World of Lerner Publishing”
  • October 16, 2014, John Moriarty, “Past and Present: Minnesota Natural History”
  • November 20, 2014, L.K. Hanson, “You Don’t Say”
  • January 10, 2015, Winter Party
  • February 19, 2015, Jim Rogers, “Irish Studies Publishing: A Global Project with a Minnesota Connection”
  • March 19, 2015, Gaylord Schanilec, “Presenting His New Publication, Lac Des Pleurs”
  • April 16, 2015, Bill Moran, “Hamilton Wood Type Museum”
  • May 14, 2015, Steve Clay, “Granary Books”
  • August 6, 2015, Carter Clapsadle and Julie Baugnet, “Garden Party”
  • August 13, 2015, Alex Botolot, “da Vinci’s Codex Leicester” Tour
  • September 9, 2015, Lisa Vicoli, “The Tretter Collection”
  • October 22, 2015, Olga Ricalde, “History of Paper in Mexico”
  • November 19, 2015, Member Roundtable
  • January 9, 2016, Winter Party
  • February 18, 2016, John Harris, “History of the Ampersand Club”
  • March 24, 2016, Erin Hart, “Books of Killowen”
  • April 21, 2016, Bailey Diers, “Minneapolis Athenaeum and Special Collections”
  • May 26, 2016, Griel Marcus, “Bob Dylan”
  • September 22, 2016, Chris Cardozo, “North American Indian”
  • October 20, 2016, Don Willeke, “Highlights of Private Collection”
  • November 22, 2016, Jennifer Olson, “The Irish and Their Books”
  • January 12, 2017, Winter Party
  • February 23, 2017, Carla Valadez, “Creating a Book Cover”
  • March 2, 2017, Karen Hogan, “Quatrefoil Library”
  • April 20, 2017, Auction
  • May 19, 2017, Joe Sitter, “Hitting the Road – American Road Map”
  • September 28, 2017, Betty Bright, “Past in Present: The Book’s Evolving Persona”
  • October 28, 2017, Jody Williams and Kristi Wermager, “Carleton College Gould Library”
  • November 16, 2017, Craig Eliason, “Intersection of Type Design and Visual Culture”
  • December 7, 2017, Members Roundtable and Show & Tell
  • January 19, 2018, Winter Party
  • February 15, 2018, Molly Huber and Inga Theissen, “Minnesota Digital Library”
  • March 15, 2018, John Coy, “Challenges in Getting Boys to Read”
  • April 19, 2018, Jana Pullman, “Care and Storage of Books”
  • May 17, 2018, Richard Fred Arey, “Winter Count and Life with Books”
  • September 20, 2018, Jonathan Hill, “Low Cost Binding in the 18th and 19th Centuries”
  • October 25, 2018, Megan Kocher, “Thousands of Cookbooks”
  • November 15, 2018, John Moriarty, Sarah Stonich and Erik Anderson, “University of Minnesota Press”
  • January 19, 2019, Winter Party
  • February 21, 2019, Jack Zipes, “Fairy Tales and Book of One Hundred Riddles”
  • March 20, 2019, Hans Koch, “Movie Night”
  • April 18, 2019, Christian Peterson and Juryi Ostroushko, “Cosmic Trip – Minneapolis Labor Temple”
  • May 9, 2019, Rebecca Romney, “Tales of the Pawn Stars”
  • September 26, 2019, Nancy Mambi, Textile Center Library Tour
  • October 29, 2019, Paul Nylander, “Isolation”
  • November 7, 2019, Catherine Lundoff, “Running a Small Press”
  • December 5, 2019, Members Ampersand Club Show and Tell

2020s

  • October 15, 2020, John Moriarty, “Cordially Invited: The History and Evolution of Ampersand Club Invitations”
  • November 19, 2020, Charlene Roise, “The Saga of the Stillwater Lift Bridge and Other Historical Adventures”
  • February 25, 2021, Heather O’Donnell, “A Discussion of the documentary ‘The Booksellers'” 
  • March 18, 2021, Natasha D’Schommer, “Picturing Rare Books: A Photographer’s Key to the Beauty Locked in Vaults”
  • April 22, 2021, Members, Virtual Show-and-Tell Meeting
  • May 27, 2021, Dr. Craig Eliason, “Letters From Abroad: Encounters with Global Writing Systems in the History of Type Design”