Created to “recognize and inspire personal book collecting” the Ticknor Society awards its Book and Book Culture Collecting Prize annually to collections which are judged based on “originality and creativity, and the degree to which they may support primary research and learning in the topic they represent.” The recipient of the award receives a year’s membership to the Ticknor Society, $1000, and the opportunity to speak at a meeting of the society. Linker will be speaking May 9, 2023.
Linker’s winning entry “Emma Hart Willard: A Life in Print,” comprises twenty individual items, each of which is accompanied by a brief narrative description and bibliographic information. The collection is preceded by Linker’s introductory essay, in which she discusses her personal interest in curating a collection centered around Willard and subsequently argues for the scholarly and pedagogical utility of her collection.
You may view Linker’s entry and previous years’ winners at the Ticknor Society’s website.