Ephemera/34 Hyatt Regency - Old Greenwich, CT

March 14-16th, 2014

  • Hyatt Regency
    1800 East Putnam Avenue
    Old Greenwich, Connecticut, USA 06870

  • Phone +1 203 637 1234
  • Map and Directions Reserve Room Use discount code "ephemera society" to get the group rate of $150. (Discount not guaranteed after March 1.)
Feature image
Speakers EPHEMERA/ 34

Our Speakers
Food and Drink: Field to Table

Culinary Ephemera: The Paper Trails of American Social History
William Woys Weaver, Ph.D.

Dr. William Woys Weaver is an internationally known food historian and the author of 16 books including Culinary Ephemera: An Illustrated History (2010) which won the 2011 IACP Cookbook Award for Culinary History, and in addition, a gold medal for book design. Weaver received his Ph.D. in food ethnography from University College (Dublin), Ireland and lives in the historic Lamb Tavern in Devon, Pennsylvania.

Shaker Seeds
M. Stephen Miller

M. Stephen Miller has been a member of the Ephemera Society since the second year of its founding, serving on the Board for five years, two as Chairman. He has collected, researched, displayed, written about, and lectured on Shaker ephemera since 1978. The comprehensive Miller Collection of more than 14,000 individual items has been the basis for a number of publications, most recently Inspired Innovations: A Celebration of Shaker Ingenuity (2010) published by University Press of New England.

Tomatoes - A to Z
Michael Russo

Michael Russo, a visual artist, retired art educator, master gardener, floral designer, organic “gentleman farmer” and Vice President of the National Valentine Collectors Association is an avid supporter of the “Farm to Table “ and “Slow Flowers” movements. He is owner of Trout Lily Farm, recently featured in Organic Gardening Magazine. His ephemera collections have been featured in Martha Stewart Living Wedding magazine and he has appeared with Stewart in a television segment on the Victorian Language of Flowers.

Remedies to Recipes
Elizabeth Young

After spending many years in the kitchen, Elizabeth Young has jumped out of the fire and into the steamy world of Antiquarian book selling. Gaining a tremendous amount of knowledge from her father, Roy Young of RoYoung Bookseller Inc., Elizabeth has a gig of her own, specializing in anything and everything associated with the wonderful world of food and drink.

What’s on the Menu?
Henry Voigt

Henry Voigt enjoyed a 38-year career with DuPont, including a memorable assignment in Hong Kong. In the 1990s, he began collecting menus as a result of his interests in food, culture, and the history of everyday life.

The Art of the Wine Label
Michael Osborne

Michael Osborne is President and Creative Director of the San Francisco firm, Michael Osborne Design. Established in 1981, the firm’s work in brand identity and package design has garnered awards from all major competitions, and has been recognized by many industry publications, including a feature article in Communication Arts, 2011. Michael’s work is included in the permanent collections of the San Francisco MOMA, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.

Don Lindgren

Don Lindgren is a lifelong antiquarian bookseller, and the owner of Rabelais, Fine Books on Food & Drink. Rare cocktail books and ephemera is a specialty of Rabelais, and he continues work on a descriptive bibliography of American Cocktail Books.

“Little Cookbooks”
Leslie M. Behm and Shirley Brocker Sliker

Shirley Brocker Sliker is a retired bookseller with a special interest in culinary ephemera. Leslie M. Behm is a librarian at Michigan State University Special Collections Unit providing oversight of the Little Cookbooks collection and website.

“To Market, to Market”
Donny Zaldin

Donny Zaldin, a co-founder of The Ephemera Society of Canada, serves on the Board of The Ephemera Society of America and has presented at previous conferences on the Dionne Quintuplets, Currier & Ives, and the bicycle. He is an active Sherlockian, his most recent article being “The Origins of the Cipher in The Dancing Men” in the spring 2013 issue of Magic Door, the quarterly journal of the Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Society of the Toronto Public Library.

Flash Presentations:
Dr. Daniel Gifford, Adjunct Professor, george Mason University, Department of History & Art History
Star-Spangled Turkeys: Patriotic Metaphors in Thanksgiving Postcards

Gail McMillan, Director and Professor, Univerity Libraries at Virginia Tech and co-author of the story of Nannie Figgat’s chronicle of mid 19th century Southwest Virginia through her diary, recipes and correspondence.
Dear Nannie...yours devotedly, Charlie

    The Ephemera Society of America is a member of The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS). 2013 Ephemera Society of America.    GloryHorse