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Katherine McCanless Ruffin

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Katherine McCanless Ruffin is Book Arts Program Director at Wellesley College. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College and an MFA in the book arts from the University of Alabama. Katherine is currently a doctoral candidate in Library and Information Science at Simmons College. Katherine has published limited editions under her own imprint of Shinola Press since 1994. She has taught letterpress printing at the Center for Book Arts in New York City, Penland School of Crafts, and the Wells College Book Arts Summer Institute. Katherine also teaches the book arts in the Masters of Art Education Program at the Boston University College of Fine Arts. She is currently a trustee of the American Printing History Association and a member of the board of the Fine Press Book Association, North America.

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