Video Recordings have been made of speaker presentations at many Caxton Club events.
Methods for sharing them are being explored.
Friday December 12, 2014, Union League Club
“You're Invited: A Party Celebrating RR Donnelley's 150th Birthday. Yes, There Will be Cake!”
After 10 years at RR Donnelley, mostly as Executive Vice-President of Communications,
Caxtonian Doug Fitzgerald knows what he’s talking about as he draws on his carefully curated
collection of company-related materials to highlight exciting moments from the organization’s illustrious past.
Using meticulous research, Doug will illuminate this great Canadian/American success story. You will learn why
RR’s inlaws did not want their daughter to marry him, which political convention was influenced by
Donnelley’s printing, how many goat skins it took to produce 30,000 sets of reference books, what the
Donnelley Comfort Club was and much more. There will be a “pass-the-100-year-old-stuff-around-the-room”
fun fest not to miss. Doug will also chronicle the advantageous Caxton/Donnelley Connection,
started in 1895, the year of our founding and not yet finished with 3 Donnelleys and company employees as Caxtonians today.
December luncheon: Union League Club,
65 West Jackson Boulevard.
Luncheon buffet (room 710) opens at 11:30 am; program
(room 700) 12:30-1:30. Lunch is $32. For reservations, call 312-255-3710 or email
Please reserve or cancel by
Wednesday for Friday lunch. Reserved non-attendees will be billed.
Wednesday, December 17, Newberry Library
Annual Revels and Auction
December 17 at the Newberry
Library, our Annual Revels with
silent auction will test your furtive
bidding skills. There’s also a live
auction conducted by Tom Joyce.
Join your Caxton friends for spirits,
dinner, and the fellowship of the
season. Social hour begins at 5, and
festivities end at 9:30. Reservations
will be required.
View the auction catalog (PDF).
December Dinner: Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street.
Take a person with a private press,
a papermaking enterprise, a body
of great book design, and a devilish
wit. Add a speaker named Dempsey
to tell his story, and you’ve got a
knockout January luncheon. You’ll
want to be ringside January 9 for
this lavishly illustrated talk about
the versatile Walter Hamady!
We’ll meet January 21 at the Union
League Club for Paul Gehl of the
Newberry Library on “Collecting
Type on the Page: Americans
Collect Printing History 1900-1950.”
Changed order: drinks at 5, talk at 6,
with dinner to follow.