By H. LaRock
|Title:||Miniature Book Society Collection, 1985-2009|
|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.|
|Date Acquired:||06/00/2017. More info below under Accruals.|
Scope and Contents of the Materials
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.
Collection Historical Note
Physical Access Note:
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|Repository:||University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Acquisition Source:||Julian Edison; Peter Thomas; Twyla Racz|
|Acquisition Method:||Transfer from the former Rare Book Room|
|Related Materials:||For more information please see http://www.mbs.org.|
|Preferred Citation:||Miniature Book Society Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections|