History of the Award and Naomi Berber

Established in 1976 by the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation’s Society of Fellows, now Printing Industries of America’s Ben Franklin Society, this award honors the distinguished 45-year career of Naomi Berber, GATF’s first administrative director (1925–1970).

Naomi Berber (1905–1973) began her career in New York as executive secretary to the president of the Lithographic Technical Foundation, predecessor to GATF. In 1965, when GATF brought its education, research, and administrative offices under one roof in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ms. Berber moved to Pittsburgh to continue her work with the Foundation. Ms. Berber was known by her colleagues as the “First Lady of the Foundation,” and was the first woman elected to the Society of Fellows.

For more information about the Naomi Berber Memorial Award, contact Kayleigh Smith at printingind@comm.printing.org.

Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 (updated 06/01/2016)

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