Title: Evron Collins Miniature Book Collection, 1800-2010
Primary Creator: Collins, Evron S.
Extent: 19.5 Cubic Feet
Arrangement: Series 1: Correspondence. Series 2: Miniature Book Society. Series 3: Publications. Series 4: Personal Ephemera. Series 5: Unusual Formats and Book Furniture.
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The Evron Collins Miniature Book Collection is comprised of over 4,000 miniature books and 5.75 cubic feet of archival materials, which include personal and business correspondence with preeminent miniature book publishers, booksellers, and collectors; newspaper and magazine clippings relating to miniature books; administrative materials of the Miniature Book Society; and keepsakes from the yearly Miniature Book Society Grand Conclaves. The collection also includes 13.75 cubic feet of books in unusual formats (e.g., books incorporated into plush toys) and book furniture.
Collection Historical Note
Evron Collins (1937-2014) was an avid collector of miniature books and an active member of the Miniature Book Society from its founding in 1983. She was employed as a librarian at Bowling Green State University in Ohio for over 41 years, during which she occupied a wide variety of roles and contributed to the development of the Canadian Studies program.
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Box and Folder Listing Browse by Series:
[Series 1: Correspondence
[Series 2: Miniature Book Society],
[Series 3: Publications
[Series 4: Personal Ephemera
[Series 5: Unusual Formats and Book Furniture
- Series 2: Miniature Book Society