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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

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