01/U0198 Guide to the Rare Books and Texana Records Rare Books and Texana Records Finding Aid Authors: Perri Hamilton.

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Guide to the Rare Books and Texana Records 1976/1992 University Archives Overview of the Collection Rare Books and Texana Records 1976-1992 01/U0198 University of North Texas. Rare Book Room and Texana Collection. 5.00 English University Archives This colllection contains photographs that document the exhibits, staff, and office space of the Rare Book Room; promotional material concering the collection and activities of this department; and records that include correspondence, newsletters, publications, and promotional material concerning miniature books. Historical Note:

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 well as 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 public service point of the Judge Sarah T. Hughes 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 Acquisition Information:

Gift

Conditions Governing Use:

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.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Rare Books and Texana Records, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

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.

Arrangement of Materials:

The photographs are arranged by people, events, and exhibits. The promotional material and records are aranged by type of material.

Scope and Contents

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

Detailed List of Contents id142213 Rare Books and Texana Photographs id142214 1 Rare Book Room Photographs 642226 Scope and Contents

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.

id142215 1 1 Joe Bailey circa 1976 2 id142223 1 2 Lou Ann Bradley circa 1980s 1 Scope and Contents

Lou Ann Bradley with Melody Kelly standing beside her.

id142216 1 3 Jonelle Condron circa 1976 3 id142217 1 4 Director's Office Staff circa 1976 2 Scope and Contents

One of the staff members is identified as Nannette Griffin.

id142218 1 5 Louise Evans (?) circa 1976 2 Scope and Contents

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.

id142219 1 6 Ms. Heller circa 1976 1 Scope and Contents

This image is of a member of the Acquisitions staff in the UNT Libraries.

id142220 1 7 Richard Himmel circa 1980s 1 Scope and Contents

David Lindsey is seen in the background on the right side.

id142236 1 8 Sally Hogan and Becky Gomez circa 1980s id142221 1 9 Information Desk circa 1970s 1 Scope and Contents

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.

id142224 1 10 Melody Kelly circa 1980s 1 Scope and Contents

Melody Kelly speaks before a group.

id142237 1 11 Melody Kelly and Gary Masters circa 1980s 1 Scope and Contents

Gary Masters is the second from the right in the photograph.

id142238 1 12 Melody Kelly, Dean Covington, and Nancy circa 1980s 1 id142225 1 13 Kenneth Lavender circa 1981 1 Scope and Contents

Dr. Kenneth Lavender was the Head of the Rare Books and Texana Collection 1981 - 2001.

id142226 1 14 Kenneth Lavender and Martin Sarvis circa 1980s 1 Scope and Contents

Dr. Kenneth Lavender and his assistant Martin Sarvis stand by a display of Rare Book Room materials.

id142231 1 15 Anne Minton circa 1980s 1 id142239 1 16 Billie Mohair and Puran Stevens circa 1980s Scope and Contents

Billie Mohair is holding papers in this image.

id142232 1 17 Virginia Pegues 1980 3 id142240 1 18 Carolyn Phillips and Billie Mohair circa 1980s 1 Scope and Contents

Ms. Phillips is on the left and Ms. Mohair is on the right in this photograph.

id142233 1 19 Lisa Roberts 1992 1 Scope and Contents

Graduate Student Ms. Roberts is seen at work in the Rare Book Room.

id142277 1 20 Puran Stevens circa 1980s 1 id142286 1 21 Group of Librarians c.1980s 1 Scope and Contents

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.

id142288 1 22 Unidentified Men c.1980s 2 id142287 1 23 Unidentified Woman. c.1980s Scope and Contents

Anne Minton is behind a woman only identified as Dorothy.

id142294 1 24 Archives circa 1976 1 Scope and Contents

An image of the first office of the University Archives.

id142296 1 25 Library Reception circa 1980s 3 Scope and Contents

A reception for Library employees held in the staff lounge in Willis Library.

id142304 1 26 Rare Book Room circa 1992 6 Scope and Contents

Images of the Rare Book Room. One print shows Lisa Roberts in the back of the room.

id142305 1 27 Rare Book Room and Materials circa 1992 20 Scope and Contents

Images of the reading room of the Rare Book Room and of some of the books in their collection.

id142316 1 28 Rare Book Room Displays and Materials circa 1990s 15 Scope and Contents

Images documenting some of the Rare Book Room's exhibits and some of their materials. There is also a print of Dr. Lavender.

id142317 1 29 Rare Book Room Reception Preparation circa 1980s 6 Scope and Contents

Images of the preparations for a reception in the Rare Book Room.

id142318 1 30 Rare Book Room Exhibits circa 1983 25 Scope and Contents

Images of Rare Book Room materials on display in the Rare Books' reading room and on the first floor of Willis Library.

id142319 1 31 Rare Book Room and Exhibits circa 1980s 21 Scope and Contents

Color prints that show the Rare Book Room and an exhibit.

id142320 1 32 Rare Book Room and Exhibits circa 1980s 8 Scope and Contents

Images of the Rare Book Room and close ups of an exhibit.

id142321 1 33 Rare Book Room Exhibits circa 1980s 31 Scope and Contents

Images of exhibits that were held on the first floor of Willis Library and in the reading room of Rare Books.

id142487 1 34 Rare Book Room Exhibits circa 1985 19 Scope and Contents

Images of Rare Book Room materials on exhibit in Willis Library and at the Historical Collection.

id142503 1 35 Rare Book Room Exhibits circa 1983, no date 28 Scope and Contents

Displays of Rare Book Room materials on the first floor of Willis Library and in the Rare Books reading room.

id142541 1 36 Rare Book Room Reception circa 1980s 2 id142543 1 37 Rare Book Room Dinner/Reception circa 1980s 1 Scope and Contents

Dr. Lavender, far right, sits at a table with one woman and four other men.

id142545 1 38 Reference circa 1976 3 Scope and Contents

Sonnie Bourdeaux at her desk and images of the first floor of Willis Library make up the contents of this folder.

id142546 1 39 Student no date 1 Scope and Contents

A woman sits at a desk.

id142547 1 40 Technical Services circa 1980s 3 Scope and Contents

Images of the Technical Services area on the first floor of Willis Library.

id142549 1 41 Technical Services / Bibliographic Control circa 1980s 1 Scope and Contents

A photograph of the bibliographic control area of Technical Services.

id142553 1 42 Willis Library circa 1980s 10 Scope and Contents

Images of both work and public areas of Willis Library.

id142554 1 43 Willis Library circa 1970s 2 Scope and Contents

Images of the public areas of Willis Library.

id142555 1 44 Slides no date 5 Scope and Contents

Images of materials in the Rare Book Room collection.

id142222 2 Rare Book Room Negatives 642227 id142558 2 1 Display Cases and House 18 Scope and Contents

Color negatives of exhibits of Rare Book Room materials in Willis Library as well as images of the interior of a house.

id142559 2 2 Library Staff circa 1980s 16 Scope and Contents

Images of the staff of the library at their desks.

id142560 2 3 Phillips Library / Peabody Essex Museum no date 9 Scope and Contents

Color negatives of the buildings and museum exhibits.

id142561 2 4 Rare Book Room circa 1992 4 Scope and Contents

Color negatives of the Rare Book Room and Lisa Roberts.

id142562 2 5 Rare Book Room 8 Scope and Contents

Color negatives of Rare Book Room materials on display.

id142563 2 6 Rare Book Room Exhibits 7 Scope and Contents

Color negatives of exhibits of Rare Book Room Materials on the first floor of Willis Library.

id142564 2 7 Rare Book Room Exhibits 6 Scope and Contents

Color negatives of exhibits in the Rare Book Room.

id142565 2 8 Rare Book Room Exhibit and Reception 8 id142567 2 9 Rare Book Room Reception and Holiday Party 7 Scope and Contents

Color Negatives of preparations for a Rare Book Room reception and images of a holiday party in a private home.

id142568 2 10 Reception circa 1980s 8 Scope and Contents

Color negatives of a reception held in the library staff break room.

id142569 2 11 Reception / Event Held in the Union, and Office Scenes circa 1980s 5 id142571 2 12 Reception(s) 8 Scope and Contents

Color negatives of a reception.

id142607 2 13 Unidentified City; Rare Book Rooom Display 10 id142608 2 14 Willis Library circa 1980s 8 Scope and Contents

Color negatives of the offices and public areas in Willis Library at the University of North Texas.

id205818 Promotional Material id205834 3 Posters and Clippings 1997-2009 702969 id205857 3 Posters and Broadsides id205835 3 Newsletter Mock-up undated Scope and Contents

"Books and Friends," volume 1, number 2

id205836 3 "Legacies: 500 Years of Printed Music" 2001 id205837 3 "Twenty-Third Annual Banquet" 2004-03-09 Scope and Contents

Lonn Taylor was the guest speaker.

id205838 3 "The Art of the Artistis' Book" 2004-01-29 Scope and Contents

This poster promoted the third biennial artist book competition.

id205839 3 "Edible Book Festival!" 2006-04-01 id205840 3 Rare Book Room sign 2005 id205841 3 "Friends of the UNT Libraries: Eventhy Musical Interlude" undated Scope and Contents

The program featured the Collegium Musicum with Dr. Lyle Norstrom, director.

id205842 3 "Old Friends and New: Decorative arts at the DMA [Dallas Museum of Art]" 2000-02-22 Scope and Contents

Stephen Harrison was the featured speaker.

id205843 3 "Charles Behlen: Texas Weather" 1999-04-28 id205844 3 "Wood Engraving: An Art Lost and Found" 1997-06-01 - 1997-09-30 Scope and Contents

The exhibit featured the prints of Kent Kessinger.

id205845 3 "South of the Border" 1999-02-15 - 1999-06-15 id205846 3 "Pop Up Mania!" undated id205847 3 "A Halloween Exhibit" undated id205848 3 "Faculty Exhibition" 1999-10-14-23 id205850 3 "To The Ends of the Earth: Explorers and Their Journeys" undated id205851 3 "Seventh Musical Interlude" 200-03-22 id205852 3 "Seasonal Offerings" undated id205853 3 "You Are Cordially Invited to a Brief Musical Interlude" 1997-03-05 id205854 3 "Friends of the University of NorthTexas Libraries: Come Help Us Celebrate Elliot CCarter's 90th Birthday!" 1998-04-09 id205855 3 "Fourth Musical Interlude: Performance in Memory of Alfred Schnittke, 193401998" 1998-11-18 id205856 3 "Fifth Musical Linterlude: An Italian Renaissance Sampler" 1999-04-14 id205858 3 "Fifth Musical Interlude: 1999-04-14 Scope and Contents

This item is a postcard advertisement for the event.

id205859 3 "Sixth Musical Interlude: Luciano Berio 1999-11-03 Scope and Contents

This is a postcard used to advertise the event.

id205860 3 "Sixth Musical interlude: Luciano Berio" 1999-11-03 Scope and Contents

This item is a poster.

id205861 3 "Contemporary Poets Reading Series Presents Julian Long: High Wire Man" undated id205862 3 "Sort Fiction Writers Series Preesnts Lee Martin" undated id205863 3 "UNT [University of North Texas] Libraries Friends" undated Scope and Contents

The poster provides information on the Friends organization and the benefits of joining.

id205864 3 "Recapturing the Melody: Sounds of Yesteryear" undated id205865 3 "O. S. Levis and Frederic Remminton" undated Scope and Contents

A set of photographs and text for the exhibit and catalog.

id205866 3 Rare Book Room Exhibit Honoring Donors 2002-05-31 id205867 3 "The Amazing Colossal World of Miniature Books" 2002-09-09 - 2002-111-29 id205868 3 "Twenty-sixth Annual Spring Fun-Raising Banquet: Pat Gulley and Scott Crew Reading From 84 Charing Cross Road" " 2007-03-06 id205869 3 "Music Demonstrations" undated id205870 3 "National Library Week" 2005-04- 10-16 id205871 3 "One Ring to Bind Them...One Library to Free Them" undated Scope and Contents

Dr. Eugene Hargrove, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, discussed Tolkein' writing.

id205872 3 "Dr. Don chipman" undated id205873 3 "Brent Phelps: Lewis and Clark Trail Photographer" 2003-03-11
id205874 3 Oversize Clippings id205875 3 "Getting It Covered in a Bind" 1988-08-07 id205876 3 "Pop Art" 2002-06-23 Scope and Contents

A letter from the author of the article, Alyson Ward, accompanies the clipping.

id205877 3 "Mr. Stanley: A Gracious Legent" 2002-01-23 Scope and Contents

An article that discusses the contributions and accomplishements of Stanley Marcus.

id205878 3 "At the Meyerson: A Ringing Send Off" 2002-01-29 id205879 3 Chancellor Hurley and Joanna Hurley at the Friends of the Libraries 2002-05-12 Scope and Contents

The Hurleys are photographed as they were honored as lifetime members of the Friends of the Libraries.

id205880 3 "Homes for the Heart of Denton" 2002-04-26 id205881 3 "One of Our Great Citizens" 2002-01-29 Scope and Contents

This article covers the memorial service for Stanley Marcus.

id205882 3 "He Rose to Top of Retail and Took Dallas Along" 2002-01-23 Scope and Contents

An article detailing the life and accomplishments of Stanley Marcus.

id205883 3 InHouse: "Edward Hoyenski" 2004-02-06 id205884 3 "Keeping Your Words" 1987-08-16 id205885 3 "Emotions High After Removal at Denton Univrsity" 1991-03-28 id205886 3 "Hungry for Knowledge" 2004-04-02 Scope and Contents

The article covers the Edible Book Festival.

id205887 3 "Little Known Facts" 2009-03-26 id205888 3 "Class Learns Bookbinding Art" 2000-08-04 id205889 3 "Books as Art Objects (Reading is Optional)" 2004-01-02 id205890 3 "Miniature Books" Fall 1986 Scope and Contents

This article was published in the North Texan.

id205891 3 "Cowboy Historian to Speak to Friends of the UNT Libraries" 2004 Scope and Contents

Lonn Taylor spoke to the University of Nort Texas organization Friends of the Libraries.

id205944 3 The Trianon Press: a "Triumph of Enthusiasm Over Reason" undated Scope and Contents

This article was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

id205945 3 "NTSU Today" 1983-09 id205946 3 "The Last Flight of a Beloved Bird Watcher" 1985-09-01 id205960 3 Texas: 150, A Sesquicentennial Journal; Part 1, 1836-1865 1986 id205962 3 "The 20th Century Through The Eyes of Texas" circa 1999
id205892 4 Clippings 702970 id205995 4 1 Collections, Staff, General Information 1983-2004 id205996 4 2 Donors, Honorees 1995-2006, undated id205997 4 3 Events 2000-2006 id206006 4 4 Exhibits 1997-2005 id206007 4 5 Friend of the University of North Texas Libraries 1987-2006
id228280 Records id228281 5 Miniature Book Papers 703022 id228285 5 1 Advertisements: Artist Books undated Scope and Contents

The add is on a pop up card.

id228308 5 2 Advertisements: Larson's Books undated id228309 5 3 Advertisements: Robert E. Massmann Miniatures 1979-1982, 1987 id228310 5 4 Advertisements: Robert E. Massmann Miniatures undated id228329 5 5 Bibliography of Miniature Books 1991 id228330 5 6 Bibliography of Miniature Books 1992 id228331 5 7 Bibliography of Miniature Books 1993 id228332 5 8 Correspondence: General 2002, 2003, undated id228333 5 9 Correspondence: Jan Sobota 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 id228334 5 10 Correspondence: Robert E. Massmann 1980, 1982, 1986 - 1989, 1991, 1993 id228335 5 11 Correspondence: Postcards 2007 id228337 5 12 Miniature Book Society Conclave Keepsakes 2009 id228338 5 13 Miniature Book Society Exhibition 2004-2005 id228369 5 14 Clippings: Amerian Libraries 1980-03 id228370 5 15 Clippings: "A Minor History of Miniature Writing" Spring 2007 Scope and Contents

Cabinet Magazine Online #25 published this article by Joshua Foer.

id228371 5 16 Clippings 1929, 1955, 1958, 1978, 2007 id228390 5 17 Newsletter of the International Miniature Book Society, Volume 1 Numbers 1-4 undated id228391 5 18 Newsletter: Miniature Book Society 2007 id228392 5 19 Obituary: E. Helene Sherman 1996 id228393 5 20 Publication: "The Miniature Book Collector" 1960-06 id228394 5 21 Publications 1984, 2009 Scope and Contents

"Books at Iowa" from the University fo Iowa Libraries, Number 41; Antiques and Collection Magazine (2009-09).

id247780 6 Visitor's Register 2002-2011 708196 Scope and Contents

The book contains the signatures and comments of individuals who attended exhibition openings in the Rare Book Room.

id247703 Artifacts id247831 7 Artifacts 708197 id247832 7 Plaque undated Scope and Contents

"The Porter-Evans Texana Collection Fund, Established by Louise Evans in Loving MEMory of Hinton Porter and G. L. "Jake" Evans; Dedicated to the Enrichment and preservation of the Texana Collection, University of North Texas."

id247833 7 Plaque circa 1992 Scope and Contents

"The Pat Warde Memorial Collection of Southern Letters, An Ongoing ribute to the Memory of Patricia Nell Warde, 1937-1992. This Plaque Presented by The Executive Baord of the Friends of the Univeristy of North Texas Libraries."