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Rare Books and Texana Records, 1976-1992 | University Archives

By Perri Hamilton

Collection Overview

Title: Rare Books and Texana Records, 1976-1992Add to your cart.
ID: 04/U0198
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The photographs are arranged by people, events, and exhibits.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2015
Languages: English

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Abstract

Photographs that document the exhibits, staff, and office space of the Rare Book Room.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Photographs and publications document the activities and exhibits of the Rare Book Room from 1976 to the early 1990s.

The Rare Book Room was founded in 1981. Its initial collection consisted of books and other rare or unique items that were already in the collection of the UNT Libraries. The holdings of the Rare Book and Texana Collection grew to include 4,000 year old tablets as wellas  artist's books produced in the last year.  The collection includes maps, scrolls, original artworks, artifacts, games, printing equipment, photographs, postcards, currency, and palm-leaf books.  Rare Book Collections concentrates on works in 18th century, travel and exploration, fashion and costume history, literature, women's studies, Texana, and county histories.

In 2007, the University Archives and the Rare Books Department were combined into one administrative unit that is now known as Special Collections. In 2012,  the departments were merged into one space when the 4th floor of Willis Library was renovated. They now share the the public service point of the Judge Sarah T. Huges Reading Room.

The heads of the Rare Book Room were: Dr. Kenneth Lavender and Mary Durio.  Today  Morgan Gieringer is head of the Special Collections.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Archives and Rare Book department vault. The UNT Archives and Rare Book department request a 24 hour notice from patrons in order to page materials from vault and ready the materials for use. Please contact the UNT Archives and Rare Book department for further information.
Acquisition Source: Rare Book Room
Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 1: Rare Books and Texana PhotographsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: Rare Book Room PhotographsAdd to your cart.
This box contains prints of the collection and staff of the Rare Book Room as well as images of the Library's staff and building.
Barcode: 642226
Folder 1: Joe Bailey, circa 1976Add to your cart.
 
Prints: 2
Folder 2: Lou Ann Bradley, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Lou Ann Bradley with Melody Kelly standing beside her.
Print: 1
Folder 3: Jonelle Condron, circa 1976Add to your cart.
 
Print: 3
Folder 4: Director's Office Staff, circa 1976Add to your cart.
One of the staff members is identified as Nannette Griffin.
Prints: 2
Folder 5: Louise Evans (?), circa 1976Add to your cart.
Margaret Galloway can be seen behind the shoulder of Louise Evans (on the left side of the picture) in the image where she is dressed in pink.
Prints: 2
Folder 6: Ms. Heller, circa 1976Add to your cart.
This image is of a member of the Acquisitions staff in the UNT Libraries.
Print: 1
Folder 7: Richard Himmel, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
David Lindsey is seen in the background on the right side.
Print: 1
Folder 8: Sally Hogan and Becky Gomez, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Information Desk, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
An image of the Information Desk on the first floor of Willis Library. The information sheet that came with the print says the man at the desk is Lyle Howard.
Print: 1
Folder 10: Melody Kelly, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Melody Kelly speaks before a group.
Print: 1
Folder 11: Melody Kelly and Gary Masters, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Gary Masters is the second from the right in the photograph.
Print: 1
Folder 12: Melody Kelly, Dean Covington, and Nancy, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Print: 1
Folder 13: Kenneth Lavender, circa 1981Add to your cart.
Dr. Kenneth Lavender was the Head of the Rare Books and Texana Collection 1981 - 2001.
Print: 1
Folder 14: Kenneth Lavender and Martin Sarvis, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Dr. Kenneth Lavender and his assistant Martin Sarvis stand by a display of Rare Book Room materials.
Print: 1
Folder 15: Anne Minton, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Print: 1
Folder 16: Billie Mohair and Puran Stevens, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Billie Mohair is holding papers in this image.
Folder 17: Virginia Pegues, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Prints: 3
Folder 18: Carolyn Phillips and Billie Mohair, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Ms. Phillips is on the left and Ms. Mohair is on the right in this photograph.
Print: 1
Folder 19: Lisa Roberts, 1992Add to your cart.
Graduate Student Ms. Roberts is seen at work in the Rare Book Room.
Print: 1
Folder 20: Puran Stevens, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Print: 1
Folder 21: Group of Librarians, c.1980sAdd to your cart.
The following individuals are in this image: Row 1:  Gerry Smith, Jonelle Condron, Susan _______; Row 2: Jim Cassara, Bill Floyd, Puran Stevens, Cathy Sassen, Betty Pope; Row 3: Johnnye Cope; Anna Davis; Merwin Taylor.
Print: 1
Folder 22: Unidentified Men, c.1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Prints: 2
Folder 23: Unidentified Woman., c.1980sAdd to your cart.
Anne Minton is behind a woman only identified as Dorothy.
Folder 24: Archives, circa 1976Add to your cart.
An image of the first office of the University Archives.
Print: 1
Folder 25: Library Reception, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
A reception for Library employees held in the staff lounge in Willis Library.
Print: 3
Folder 26: Rare Book Room, circa 1992Add to your cart.
Images of the Rare Book Room. One print shows Lisa Roberts in the back of the room.
Prints: 6
Folder 27: Rare Book Room and Materials, circa 1992Add to your cart.
Images of the reading room of the Rare Book Room and of some of the books in their collection.
Prints: 20
Folder 28: Rare Book Room Displays and Materials, circa 1990sAdd to your cart.
Images documenting some of the Rare Book Room's exhibits and some of their materials. There is also a print of Dr. Lavender.
Prints: 15
Folder 29: Rare Book Room Reception Preparation, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Images of the preparations for a reception in the Rare Book Room.
Prints: 6
Folder 30: Rare Book Room Exhibits, circa 1983Add to your cart.
Images of Rare Book Room materials on display in the Rare Books' reading room and on the first floor of Willis Library.
Prints: 25
Folder 31: Rare Book Room and Exhibits, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Color prints that show the Rare Book Room and an exhibit.
Prints: 21
Folder 32: Rare Book Room and Exhibits, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Images of the Rare Book Room and close ups of an exhibit.
Prints: 8
Folder 33: Rare Book Room Exhibits, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Images of exhibits that were held on the first floor of Willis Library and in the reading room of Rare Books.
Prints: 31
Folder 34: Rare Book Room Exhibits, circa 1985Add to your cart.
Images of Rare Book Room materials on exhibit in Willis Library and at the Historical Collection.
Prints: 19
Folder 35: Rare Book Room Exhibits, circa 1983, no dateAdd to your cart.
Displays of Rare Book Room materials on the first floor of Willis Library and in the Rare Books reading room.
Prints: 28
Folder 36: Rare Book Room Reception, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Prints: 2
Folder 37: Rare Book Room Dinner/Reception, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Dr. Lavender, far right, sits at a table with one woman and four other men.
Print: 1
Folder 38: Reference, circa 1976Add to your cart.
Sonnie Bourdeaux at her desk and images of the first floor of Willis Library make up the contents of this folder.
Prints: 3
Folder 39: Student, no dateAdd to your cart.
A woman sits at a desk.
Print: 1
Folder 40: Technical Services, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Images of the Technical Services area on the first floor of Willis Library.
Prints: 3
Folder 41: Technical Services / Bibliographic Control, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
A photograph of the bibliographic control area of Technical Services.
Print: 1
Folder 42: Willis Library, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Images of both work and public areas of Willis Library.
Prints: 10
Folder 43: Willis Library, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Images of the public areas of Willis Library.
Prints: 2
Folder 44: Slides, no dateAdd to your cart.
Images of materials in the Rare Book Room collection.
Slides: 5
Box 2: Rare Book Room NegativesAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 642227
Folder 1: Display Cases and HouseAdd to your cart.
Color negatives of exhibits of Rare Book Room materials in Willis Library as well as images of the interior of a house.
Negative Strips: 18
Folder 2: Library Staff, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Images of the staff of the library at their desks.
Negative strips: 16
Folder 3: Phillips Library / Peabody Essex Museum, no dateAdd to your cart.
Color negatives of the buildings and museum exhibits.
Negative Strips: 9
Folder 4: Rare Book Room, circa 1992Add to your cart.
Color negatives of the Rare Book Room and Lisa Roberts.
Negative Strips: 4
Folder 5: Rare Book RoomAdd to your cart.
Color negatives of Rare Book Room materials on display.
Negative Strips: 8
Folder 6: Rare Book Room ExhibitsAdd to your cart.
Color negatives of exhibits of Rare Book Room Materials on the first floor of Willis Library.
Negative Strips: 7
Folder 7: Rare Book Room ExhibitsAdd to your cart.
Color negatives of exhibits in the Rare Book Room.
Negative Strips: 6
Folder 8: Rare Book Room Exhibit and ReceptionAdd to your cart.
 
Negative Strips: 8
Folder 9: Rare Book Room Reception and Holiday PartyAdd to your cart.
Color Negatives of preparations for a Rare Book Room reception and images of a holiday party in a private home.
Negative Strips: 7
Folder 10: Reception, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Color negatives of a reception held in the library staff break room.
Negative Strips: 8
Folder 11: Reception / Event Held in the Union, and Office Scenes, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Negative Strips: 5
Folder 12: Reception(s)Add to your cart.
Color negatives of a reception.
Negative Strips: 8
Folder 13: Unidentified City; Rare Book Rooom DisplayAdd to your cart.
 
Negative Strips: 10
Folder 14: Willis Library, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Color negatives of the offices and public areas in Willis Library at the University of North Texas.
Negative Strips: 8
Series 2: Promotional MaterialAdd to your cart.
 
Box 3: Posters and Clippings, 1997-2009Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 702969
Sub-Series 4: Posters and BroadsidesAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: Newsletter Mock-up, undatedAdd to your cart.
"Books and Friends," volume 1, number 2
Item 2: "Legacies: 500 Years of Printed Music", 2001Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: "Twenty-Third Annual Banquet", 2004-03-09Add to your cart.
Lonn Taylor was the guest speaker.
Item 4: "The Art of the Artistis' Book", 2004-01-29Add to your cart.
This poster promoted the third biennial artist book competition.
Item 5: "Edible Book Festival!", 2006-04-01Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: Rare Book Room sign, 2005Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: "Friends of the UNT Libraries: Eventhy Musical Interlude", undatedAdd to your cart.
The program featured the Collegium Musicum with Dr. Lyle Norstrom, director.
Item 8: "Old Friends and New: Decorative arts at the DMA [Dallas Museum of Art]", 2000-02-22Add to your cart.
Stephen Harrison was the featured speaker.
Item 9: "Charles Behlen: Texas Weather", 1999-04-28Add to your cart.
 
Item 10: "Wood Engraving: An Art Lost and Found", 1997-06-01 - 1997-09-30Add to your cart.
The exhibit featured the prints of Kent Kessinger.
Item 11: "South of the Border", 1999-02-15 - 1999-06-15Add to your cart.
 
Item 12: "Pop Up Mania!", undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 13: "A Halloween Exhibit", undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 14: "Faculty Exhibition", 1999-10-14-23Add to your cart.
 
Item 15: "To The Ends of the Earth: Explorers and Their Journeys", undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 16: "Seventh Musical Interlude", 200-03-22Add to your cart.
 
Item 17: "Seasonal Offerings", undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 18: "You Are Cordially Invited to a Brief Musical Interlude", 1997-03-05Add to your cart.
 
Item 19: "Friends of the University of NorthTexas Libraries: Come Help Us Celebrate Elliot CCarter's 90th Birthday!", 1998-04-09Add to your cart.
 
Item 20: "Fourth Musical Interlude: Performance in Memory of Alfred Schnittke, 193401998", 1998-11-18Add to your cart.
 
Item 21: "Fifth Musical Linterlude: An Italian Renaissance Sampler", 1999-04-14Add to your cart.
 
Item 22: "Fifth Musical Interlude:, 1999-04-14Add to your cart.
This item is a postcard advertisement for the event.
Item 23: "Sixth Musical Interlude: Luciano Berio, 1999-11-03Add to your cart.
This is a postcard used to advertise the event.
Item 24: "Sixth Musical interlude: Luciano Berio", 1999-11-03Add to your cart.
This item is a poster.
Item 25: "Contemporary Poets Reading Series Presents Julian Long: High Wire Man", undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 26: "Sort Fiction Writers Series Preesnts Lee Martin", undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 27: "UNT [University of North Texas] Libraries Friends", undatedAdd to your cart.
The poster provides information on the Friends organization and the benefits of joining.
Item 28: "Recapturing the Melody: Sounds of Yesteryear", undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 29: "O. S. Levis and Frederic Remminton", undatedAdd to your cart.
A set of photographs and text for the exhibit and catalog.
Item 30: Rare Book Room Exhibit Honoring Donors, 2002-05-31Add to your cart.
 
Item 31: "The Amazing Colossal World of Miniature Books", 2002-09-09 - 2002-111-29Add to your cart.
 
Item 32: "Twenty-sixth Annual Spring Fun-Raising Banquet: Pat Gulley and Scott Crew Reading From 84 Charing Cross Road" ", 2007-03-06Add to your cart.
 
Item 33: "Music Demonstrations", undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 34: "National Library Week", 2005-04- 10-16Add to your cart.
 
Item 35: "One Ring to Bind Them...One Library to Free Them", undatedAdd to your cart.
Dr. Eugene Hargrove, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, discussed Tolkein' writing.
Item 36: "Dr. Don chipman", undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Item 37: "Brent Phelps: Lewis and Clark Trail Photographer", 2003-03-11Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 5: Oversize ClippingsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 38: "Getting It Covered in a Bind", 1988-08-07Add to your cart.
 
Item 39: "Pop Art", 2002-06-23Add to your cart.
A letter from the author of the article, Alyson Ward, accompanies the clipping.
Item 40: "Mr. Stanley: A Gracious Legent", 2002-01-23Add to your cart.
An article that discusses the contributions and accomplishements of Stanley Marcus.
Item 41: "At the Meyerson: A Ringing Send Off", 2002-01-29Add to your cart.
 
Item 42: Chancellor Hurley and Joanna Hurley at the Friends of the Libraries, 2002-05-12Add to your cart.
The Hurleys are photographed as they were honored as lifetime members of the Friends of the Libraries.
Item 43: "Homes for the Heart of Denton", 2002-04-26Add to your cart.
 
Item 44: "One of Our Great Citizens", 2002-01-29Add to your cart.
This article covers the memorial service for Stanley Marcus.
Item 45: "He Rose to Top of Retail and Took Dallas Along", 2002-01-23Add to your cart.
An article detailing the life and accomplishments of Stanley Marcus.
Item 46: InHouse: "Edward Hoyenski", 2004-02-06Add to your cart.
 
Item 47: "Keeping Your Words", 1987-08-16Add to your cart.
 
Item 48: "Emotions High After Removal at Denton Univrsity", 1991-03-28Add to your cart.
 
Item 49: "Hungry for Knowledge", 2004-04-02Add to your cart.
The article covers the Edible Book Festival.
Item 50: "Little Known Facts", 2009-03-26Add to your cart.
 
Item 51: "Class Learns Bookbinding Art", 2000-08-04Add to your cart.
 
Item 52: "Books as Art Objects (Reading is Optional)", 2004-01-02Add to your cart.
 
Item 53: "Miniature Books", Fall 1986Add to your cart.
This article was published in the North Texan.
Item 54: "Cowboy Historian to Speak to Friends of the UNT Libraries", 2004Add to your cart.
Lonn Taylor spoke to the University of Nort Texas organization Friends of the Libraries.
Item 55: The Trianon Press: a "Triumph of Enthusiasm Over Reason", undatedAdd to your cart.
This article was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Item 56: "NTSU Today", 1983-09Add to your cart.
 
Item 57: "The Last Flight of a Beloved Bird Watcher", 1985-09-01Add to your cart.
 
Item 58: Texas: 150, A Sesquicentennial Journal; Part 1, 1836-1865, 1986Add to your cart.
 
Item 59: "The 20th Century Through The Eyes of Texas", circa 1999Add to your cart.
 
Box 4: ClippingsAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 702970
Folder 1: Collections, Staff, General Information, 1983-2004Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Donors, Honorees, 1995-2006, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Events, 2000-2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Exhibits, 1997-2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Friend of the University of North Texas Libraries, 1987-2006Add to your cart.
 

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