"Visits to the Picture Collection and a Meeting with Librarian Margarete Gross" by Marc Fischer

The Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago has one of the few remaining collections of clipped photos from magazines and books that library patrons can use for research or even check out and take home. For many years Margarete Gross was the primary librarian placed in charge of building and maintaining this collection. In 2003 I met with her to discuss the collection and her work. Margarete retired from library work several years later but she remains passionate about art and images.

This 16 page booklet was created for an exhibition in 2003. You can download a free PDF of it here (modified slightly from the original).

[Click on the booklet cover to download the PDF]