Miniature Book Society Collection, 1985-2009
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Brief Description:

This collection includes brochures, photographs, news articles, correspondence, and handmade miniature book examples (known here as keepsakes). The materials housed in this collection span decades and borders; from California to Virginia, Canada, and even Glasgow, Scotland.

Many of the materials in series 1 depict the schedules and events for each Grand Conclave and illuminate what it was like to attend the conferences. The keepsakes and artifacts associated with the conclaves are excellent examples of ingenuity and creativity in the book-making field. From books made of buttons with accordian-style pages to minuscule scrolls that require a magnifying glass to read, this collection offers a wide variety of miniature book samples and appreciations.

Held at:
University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton, TX 76203
Record Series Number: 01/AR0884
Volume: 2.0 Boxes
Acquired: 06/00/2017. 2017-021
Arrangement: This collection contains three series; "Papers," "Keepsakes and Artifacts," and "Born-Digital Documents." Folders within Series 1 are ordered chronologically. Series 2 is comprised of small archival boxes also ordered chronologically. Items in Series 3 can be viewed in the UNT Digital Library.
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Notes: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Acquisition Notes: Julian Edison; Peter Thomas; Twyla Racz  Transfer from the former Rare Book Room
Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.mbs.org.
PreferredCitation: Miniature Book Society Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections