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Rare books project (A) : oral history, 1973.

Project: Rare books project (A).
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Phys. Desc. :Transcripts 669 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Scope and Contents

A series of interviews with significant figures in the world of rare books, conducted by Gerald Gottlieb of The Pierpont Morgan Library. Interviewees include directors of rare book libraries, curators of special collections, rare book librarians, private collectors, dealers, and executives of auction houses. Emphasis is placed not only on reminiscences but also on the participants' observations on current trends, institutional vs. private collectors, conservation and restoration, control of access to rare materials, collection development, availability, market trends, and forgeries. The project is a continuing one. Participants and pagination: Herbert Cahoon, 39; Lew David Feldman, 20; Allen T. Hazen, 49; Joseph G. E. Hopkins, 15; Kenneth A. Lohf, 105; Paul Needham, 48; Robert Nikirk, 44; Graham Pollard and Allen T. Hazen, 43; Joseph T. Rankin, 37; Donald Reiman, 47; Charles A. Ryskamp, 40; Benjamin Swann, 34; Lola L. Szladits, 67; Stephen Weissman, 81.


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