Collaborators and Contributors

John H. Scheide and son William H. Scheide, ca. 1932

The early decades of European printing were of deep interest to John H. Scheide (1875–1942, Princeton 1896) who brought the Gutenberg Bible into his private library; and the same decades became a passion for the Bach scholar William H. Scheide (1914–2014, Princeton 1936), who built on his father’s collection, and himself made a significant contribution to our knowledge of the influence of the Gutenberg Bibles.

As a result, through “Bill” Scheide’s spectacular bequest, Princeton University owns one of the world’s great collections of earliest European printing. The present exhibition, surveying this period, highlights the century-long collecting program of the two Scheides, father and son. But no single collection, anywhere, is fully comprehensive. Through the generosity of other great libraries, the exhibition has been immeasurably widened and enriched. The loans from England in particular include treasures of early printing that have never before been seen in America, and many of the loans from American libraries have never before gone beyond their walls.

Our lenders are:

Exhibition contributors:

Anne Jarvis, Robert H. Taylor 1930 University Librarian

Curators: Paul Needham, Scheide Librarian, and Eric White, Curator of Rare Books

Brenna Campbell, Preservation Librarian

Esmé Cowles, Software Development Manager, and the Digital Repository and Discovery Services team

Emily Judd, Communications Coordinator

Kimberly Leaman, IT Project Manager; online exhibition design

Mick LeTourneaux, Rare Books Conservator

Dan Linke, Interim Associate University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC)

David Magier, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Collections & Research Services

Jennifer Meyer, Curatorial Assistant, RBSC

Roel Muñoz, Library Digital Imaging Manager, and the Digital Imaging Studio team

Stephanie Ramírez, Communications Specialist & Staff Writer

Ted Stanley, Special Collections Paper Conservator

Barbara Valenza, Director, Library Communications; graphic designer (publicity materials, exhibition booklet)

John Walako, Coordinator of Exhibition Services

Stephanie Wiener, Exhibitions Registrar and Gallery Operations Manager; exhibition project manager

Exhibition design firm: C&G Partners, New York, NY

Exhibition fabricator: ImageKing Visuals, Carlstadt, NJ