Albert H. Clayburgh Lecture

In 1999, Sandra Lee Church established an annual lecture for the Princeton Society in memory of her husband. A long time member and supporter of the AIA, Sandra Church had a notable Broadway career as an actress. Today she is a painter and resides in New York City.

"Bill" Clayburgh was a graduate of Princeton, Class of 1931. Upon graduation, he began a distinguished sixty-five year career in book production, representing a company which distributed the highest quality bookbinding cloths. Bill came to be synonymous with this facet of the business. His career was interrupted by World War II, where he served in the Pacific theatre as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy, resuming his publishing career after the war.

Bill was active in many trade associations related to his publishing career such as the Typophiles, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Book Manufacturers Institute and the Bookbinders Guild. At the same time, Bill supported and actively pursued cultural interests in literature, the theatre, opera, and ballet.

 The Clayburgh Lecturers are chosen by the Lecture Program Committee of the AIA.


September 20, 2019
Gil RenbergUniversity of MichiganProgram in Archaeology

Tabella Picta:  Dedicatory Paintings in Greek and Roman Religion

4:30 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Gil Renberg image cropped for web
March 15, 2019
Pearce Paul CreasmanUniversity of ArizonaProgram in Archaeology

Excavations at a Forgotten Female Pharaoh's

4:30 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Archaeological Institute of America
March 5, 2018
Caroline GoodsonUniversity of CambridgeProgram in Archaeology

Urban Gardening in Early Medieval Italy

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Archaeological Institute of America and the Program in Medieval Studies
September 22, 2016
Nathan ElkinsBaylor UniversityProgram in Archaeology

The Visualization of Political Rhetoric
in the Reign of Nerva

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

November 12, 2015
John Peter OlesonUniversity of VictoriaProgram in Archaeology

Hauarra: A Trajanic Auxiliary Fort on the Arabian Frontier in Jordan

106 McCormick Hall, 5:00 pm

Cosponsor: Archaeological Institute of America