03 May 2013 - 05 May 2013
St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair
Please join us for the 7th Annual St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair. The show opens Friday evening, May 3rd, with a benefit preview party for the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri St. Louis.
The St. Louis Mercantile Library at UMSL is the oldest cultural institution in Missouri and the oldest library in continuous existence west of the Mississippi River. Founded by philanthropic businessmen in the 1840s as a subscription library, the Mercantile is a library of American history and culture whose collections include manuscripts, books, maps, and art. It contains the largest research collection in North America on railroad history
and inland waterways heritage, as well as one of the largest collections of rare and documentary photographs, historic newspapers and archives in the state of Missouri.