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Restored King James Bible Ready for Its Unveiling

Albion College's 1611 King James Bible, after restoration
In the insular and technical world of book restoration, there was only one word to describe what kind of shape the Albion College copy of the historic King James Bible was in. “Terrible; it was so damaged” said book conservator Marieka Kaye. “It was in the saddest shape imaginable,” said College archivist Justin Seidler. But in the Tuesday, October 6 Schleg Lecture, Kaye will unveil a restoration project few people, save for Kaye, thought was possible.

Poetry Month Celebrated with Annual Fest

March 11, 2013

The Albion College Library will celebrate National Poetry Month with its annual Poetry Fest on Thursday, April 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the Stockwell-Mudd Library's Wendell Will Room. An "open mic" format offers everyone the opportunity to share an original work or favorite poem.

"Intermission prize drawings, delicious refreshments, and a grand finale that features a campus 'celebrity couple' are popular traditions," says event organizer Marion Meilaender. "Appreciative listeners are vital too."

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Marion Meilaender at or 517-629-0499.

Governor Appoints College Archivist to State Historical Records Advisory Board

Nicole Garrett, Albion College archivistGovernor Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment of Albion College archivist Nicole Garrett to the Michigan State Historical Records Advisory Board (MiSHRAB).

Garrett recalled her surprise upon receiving a phone call in late 2012 from the governor's office. "I asked if someone had recommended me, and they said no; they had conducted a search and thought my experience and knowledge matched the appointment," said Garrett. "I'm pretty excited."