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Alessandro Meregaglia

By: Brady W Moore   Published 7:49 am / December 4, 2017


Portrait of Alessandro Meregaglia

Alessandro Meregaglia

Archivist, Librarian, Assistant Professor
Albertsons Library

Alessandro Meregaglia has been awarded a $3,500 research fellowship from the Idaho Humanities Council. The fellowship with allow Meregaglia to conduct archival research for his project on the history of Caxton printers. Founded in 1907 in Caldwell, Caxton became an important book publishing company in the 20th century. Publishing fiction and nonfiction, the company primarily focused on books about Idaho and the Northwest, though it also published nationally known authors, including Ayn Rand and Idahoan Vardis Fisher. Caxton is still in business today and continues to publish books about the Pacific Northwest. Using his research, Meregaglia will situate Caxton within the context of western regional publishing.