Rare Book Room Artifacts, 1935-1945Add to your cart.

By Perri Hamilton

Collection Overview

Title: Rare Book Room Artifacts, 1935-1945Add to your cart.
ID: 02/24/ AR0873
Primary Creator: University of North Texas. Rare Book Room and Texana Collection.
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Forms of Material: Combat helmets
Languages: English


A collection of artifacts that were donated with collections or were purchased by the Rare Book Room.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A collection of artifacts that were donated with rare publications or manuscript material.  The artifacts are made of a variety of material: metal, ceramic, cloth, or wood.  The processing of these items is an ongoing project.

Biographical 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.

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

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 Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Reading Room or Duplication Requests

Depending on any access restrictions noted above, you may be able to request items be delivered to our reading room, or that we make reproductions for you. Just click on either the or icons in the listings below to be routed to our request form.

Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: These artifacts were transferred to the Rare Book Room form the Historical Collection/University Archives.
Acquisition Method: Purchase, Transferred from the Historical Collection, or Gift
Preferred Citation: Rare Book Room Artifacts, University of North Texas Special Collections.
Processing Information: This collection is being processed.


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