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Miniature Book Society mss., 1983
Records, 1983-, of the
Miniature Book Society at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington,
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Miniature Book Society
Miniature Book Society mss., 1983-
Materials are in English
This collection consists of the records of the Miniature
Book Society. The collection includes business files, traveling exhibition papers,
This collection is open for research.
The Miniature Book Society was founded and chartered in 1983 in the state of Ohio and
incorporated in the state of Delaware in July 1989.
Arranged chronologically by year, following the General papers. Within each year the
files are arranged alphabetically. Conclave keepsakes are filed in a separate
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of the records of the Miniature Book Society. The collection
includes business files, traveling exhibition papers, and correspondence.
This collection is organized by year. Business files include minutes of board
meetings and membership meetings; financial reports; committee reports; by-laws and
by-law changes; publicity and newsletter guidelines; and publicity. Competition and
traveling exhibition papers include entry forms; news releases and publicity;
catalog of entries in book competition; and locations of traveling exhibition.
Conclave materials include programs; lists of registrants; publicity; maps; and
planning notes. Correspondence is mostly among board members, but also contains
letters from entrants in the book competition and institutions interested in the
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online
catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the
catalog using these terms.
Miniature Book Society.
- Miniature books --Societies.
Gift. 1996; 1997; 2001, 2002
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however,
patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in
advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.
Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly
[Item], Miniature Book Society mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University,
Inventory of Collection
Arranged chronologically by year, following the General papers. Within each
year the files are arranged alphabetically. Conclave keepsakes are filed in
a separate box.
General. Brochures concerning joining MBS and the traveling exhibition;
logo design; book competition and traveling exhibition guidelines. Legal
papers, including articles of incorporation; tax forms; correspondence
with lawyer (2 folders) (see also: Oversize)
1983 , Business;
Conclave I - Dayton, OH; correspondence; directory of members
Conclave planning materials
1984 , Business;
Conclave II - Boston, MA; correspondence; directory of members
1985 , Business;
Conclave III - Burbank, CA; correspondence
1986 , Business;
Conclave IV - Washington, D.C.; correspondence
1987 , Business;
Conclave V - Chicago (Skokie), IL; correspondence
1988 , Business;
competition; Conclave VI - San Antonio, TX; correspondence
Traveling exhibition [1st]
1989 , Business;
certificates of appreciation
1989 , Competition;
Conclave VII - Cincinnati, OH; correspondence
Traveling exhibition [2nd]
1990 , Business;
certificates of appreciation; competition; Conclave VIII - Glasgow,
Center for the Study of the Miniature Book
Traveling exhibition [3rd]
1991 , Business;
certificates of appreciation (scrapbook); competition; Conclave IX -
Williamsburg, VA; correspondence
Traveling exhibition [4th]
1992 , Business;
competition; Conclave X - San Diego, CA; correspondence
See also: Oversize
1992 , Newsletter.
July and Oct. issues
Traveling exhibition [5th]
1993 , Business;
certificates of appreciation; competition; Conclave XI - Chicago,
1993 , Newsletter.
Jan., Apr., July and Oct. issues
Traveling exhibition [6th]
1994 , Business
(Conclave XII - Ottawa, Ontario); competition (7th); correspondence
1994 , Newsletter.
Jan., Apr., July and Oct. issues
1995 , Business
(Conclave XIII - Pasadena, CA); competition and traveling exhibition
1995 , Newsletter.
Jan., Apr. and July issues
1996 , Business;
competition and traveling exhibition (9th); Conclave XIV - San
Francisco, CA; correspondence
1997 , Business;
competition and traveling exhibition(10th); Conclave XV - Bethlehem,
1998 , Awards;
business; competition (11th); Conclave XVI - Charleston, SC;
1998 , Conclave XVI
- Charleston, SC (cont.); correspondence; publicity
1999 , Business
(Conclave XVII - Germany/"Rump" Conclave in California);
correspondence; traveling exhibition (12th), including videotape
2000 , Business
(Conclave XVIII - Rutland, Vermont); correspondence
2001 , Business.
Includes photographs and negatives from past Conclaves
1987 , 1990 , Membership
1991 , 1992 , 1993 , 1994 , 1995 , 1997 , 1998 , 1999 , 2000 , Yearbooks
(formerly: Membership Directory)
Box Card File Box 1
Keepsakes for Conclaves II, IV, V, VI, VII, IX
Card file: addresses of members
10 Jahre Freundeskreis Miniaturbuch Berlin e.
(enclosure to Donn Sanford letter to Evron
Collins, Aug. 29, 1999)
Card file: "Works cited in [Doris Varner] Welsh as sources
for numbered entries. A key to works cited" in
A Bibliography of Miniature Books
Documentation for certificates awarded in 1992; proofs and negatives from 1992
Conclave X (San Diego, CA); MBS canvas bag