The Byra J. and William P. Wreden Prize for Collecting Books and Related Materials, open to all Stanford students and usually awarded every two years, was created as an endowment in memory of two lifelong book collectors and supporters of the Stanford University Libraries. William P. Wreden, Class of ’34, led a distinguished career as a Bay Area antiquarian bookseller, and maintained long friendships with Nathan van Patten and subsequent Stanford librarians. Byra J. Wreden, a lifetime collector of the works of Kate Greenaway, was a founding director of the Associates of the Stanford University Libraries in 1973. Click here to read more about the Wredens.
Graphic: "Printer's Workshop" by Jost Amman, from A True Description of All Trades, Frankfurt, 1568.
The Byra J. and William P. Wreden Prize