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Joseph Ruzicka and Marie Ruzicka Feldmann Directorship of Library Preservation

FeldmannMarieMARIE RUZICKA FELDMANN, A&S 1929 (MA), with her father, JOSEPH RUZICKA, owned and operated the Ruzicka Bindery in Baltimore, founded in 1879 by her father. Mrs. Feldmann joined the bindery in 1929, learned the business of certified library bookbinding, and succeeded her father as president in the mid-1930s. The Ruzicka Bindery had many libraries among its customers, including the Johns Hopkins University Libraries and the Enoch Pratt Free Library. She managed the business until it was sold in 1985. In her early retirement, Mrs. Feldman was an avid golfer and traveler. She died in 2005.

(Mrs. Feldmann is pictured at the Hopkins 2000 Convocation.)

RuzickaJosephJOSEPH RUZICKA was a founding member of the Johns Hopkins Friends of the Libraries. Both Mrs. Feldmann and her father generously supported the Friends from the group’s inception in 1931.