The Hertzog Lectures, inaugurated on February 5, 1989, is presented bienially to honor the memory and life work of the "Printer at the Pass," J. Carl Hertzog (1902-1984).
A premier typographer and book designer long before his association with the University of Texas at El Paso, Mr. Hertzog brought his international renown to the then-Texas Western College in 1948. He launched Texas Western Press in 1952, serving as its director until his retirement in 1972.Books bearing the distinctive Carl Hertzog colophon reached a standard of excellence that is unexcelled to this day.
The University Library's Special Collections Department is the repository of the extensive collection of Carl Hertzog books and papers.
The Carl Hertzog Lectures and the biennial Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design are sponsored by the Friends of the University Library at the University of Texas at El Paso.
The Art of the Book and the Book as Art
Marcia Hatfield Daudistel
The Writers at The Pass of the North
Our Digital Future: The Challenge to Books
Frances Brannen Vick
Confessions of a Texas Publisher/Writer*
Lonesome Dove A Texican Epic
Dr. Thomas F. Staley
The Ransom Center and 50 Years of Collecting
Frank E. Vandiver
Libraries I've Known
Nicholas A. Basbanes
Among the Gently Mad
A Life with Books
The Life of Print
Félix D. Almaráz Jr.
Exploring the Paper Trail of Carlos Eduardo Castañeda
The Making of Books
W. Thomas Taylor
You Can Come Home Again
At the Pass with Carl Hertzog
The Southwest Printer
The Search for Januarius MacGahan