Fox-Adler Committee

The Fox-Adler Committee is composed of rare book enthusiasts and scholars within the Skidmore College community. Members meet yearly to discuss possible lecture speakers from a range of disciplines that call upon the strengths of the Fox Collection.  Speakers have included book illustrators, librarians, journalists, and academics. The committee also works with the Office of Alumni Relations and College Events to plan the itinerary for the speaker and organize the event. The event typically consists of a lunch with the speaker for interested students, a book signing, and a formal “town and gown” dinner following the lecture, supported by the Fox family endowment. Besides this, the committee is also responsible for ensuring that the collection is realizing its full potential within the college and the local community.

Above: the Fox-Adler Committee in the Rare Book room at Skidmore College