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Evron Collins Miniature Book Collection


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Evron Collins Miniature Book Collection, 1800-2010 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Title: Evron Collins Miniature Book Collection, 1800-2010Add to your cart.

ID: 01/01/MSS00107

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.

Languages: English

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.

Administrative Information

Repository: Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions:

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Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would damage materials or involve violation of copyright law.

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URL: https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/rbmlsfa/MSS00107_Evron_S._Collins.pdf

PDF finding aid for Evron Collins Miniature Book Collection (01/01/MSS00107)

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