The Himes & Duniway Society is Oregon's oldest organization of bibliophiles and manuscript collectors. Founded in 2010,
the Society sponsors lectures and other events on bookish topics. The Club was named in memory of George Himes
(1844-1940), Oregon's first book publisher and Abigail Scott Duniway (1834-1915),
an early Oregon women's rights advocate, newspaper editor and writer.
THE HISTORICAL ROOTS OF THE CON GAME
Our member Loren Pankratz has been a scholar and historian of the confidence game for more than fifty years. Made infamous in the movie The Sing and immortalized by Charles "Carlos" Ponzi, confidence games have
captured the imagination and pocketbooks of the world. This wonderful article which traces the history of the con game is set to be published later this year in The Magic Circle magazine
and can be found here.
THE 2015-6 REED COLLEGE BOOK COLLECTING CONTEST
The Himes & Duniway Society is pleased to announce the 2015-16 Reed College Book Collecting
Contest. Further information is available here. The local contest is cosponsored by Reed College, the Donald N. McGregor Foundation and the Himes & Duniway Society.
The deadline for entries is Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 5 P.M
THE 2015-6 OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY BOOK COLLECTING CONTEST
The Himes & Duniway Society is also pleased to announce the 2015-6 Oregon State University Book Collecting
Contest. The local contest is cosponsored by Reed College, the Donald N. McGregor Foundation and the Himes & Duniway Society.
Please check back to this website or contact Anne Bahde at Oregon State University for details.
BRIAN G. BOOTH
It is with a deep sense of loss that we report the passing of our friend, mentor and
bookman, Brian G. Booth. As one of the founding members of The Himes & Duniway Society,
Brian's participation, leadership and behind the scenes mentoring provided us with a steady
hand that allowed this organization to grow in providing a home for bookcollecting in Oregon.
More information about our friend can be found