Educational Institutions

The Book Arts Press Inc

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • www.rarebookschool.org

Mission Statement

Rare Book School (RBS) is a non-profit institute that provides advocacy, education, and outreach for the study, care, and uses of written, printed, and born-digital materials. Every year, RBS offers continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and skill levels to study with leading scholars and professionals in the fields of bibliography, librarianship, book history, and the digital humanities.

Main Programs

  1. Rare Book School courses
  2. Rare Book School teaching resources
  3. Rare Book School teaching collections
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

ruling year

2001

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Dr Michael F. Suarez S.J.

Keywords

Self-reported

rare books, bibliography, manuscripts, book collecting, history of books, history of printing, education for rare books, special collections

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Also Known As

Rare Book School

EIN

54-1667557

Physical Address

114 Alderman Library University of Virginia

Charlottesvle, VA 22904

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Rare Book School courses

Five-day courses for adults on subjects related to the history of books, rare books, libraries, and related cultural institutions.

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Adults

General Public/Unspecified

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Program 2

Rare Book School teaching resources

Program to develop resources of use to those teaching courses related to the history of books and printing, rare books, and rare book librarianship: reading lists, videotapes, print publications, website.

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Program 3

Rare Book School teaching collections

Program to collect, catalog, and make available both print and non-print resources for the study of the history of books and printing and related subjects. RBS owns about 50,000 books and perhaps 15,000 prints, acquired for use by RBS instructors in their courses here.

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Service Areas

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International

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Financials

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THE BOOK ARTS PRESS, INC.
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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The Book Arts Press Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr Michael F. Suarez S.J.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr William T. Buice III

No affiliation

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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