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Miniature Book Society mss., 1983

Records, 1983-, of the Miniature Book Society at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly

Creator
Miniature Book Society

Extent
2577 items

Title
Miniature Book Society mss., 1983- 

Collection No.
LMC 2374

Extent
2577 items

Language
Materials are in English

Abstract
This collection consists of the records of the Miniature Book Society. The collection includes business files, traveling exhibition papers, and correspondence.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Historical Note

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.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by year, following the General papers. Within each year the files are arranged alphabetically. Conclave keepsakes are filed in a separate box.

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 traveling exhibition.

  • Indexing Terms

  • 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.

    • Names
    • Miniature Book Society.
    • Topics
    • Miniature books --Societies.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Gift. 1996; 1997; 2001, 2002
Usage Restrictions
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 Library

Preferred Citation
[Item], Miniature Book Society mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

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.


Box 1

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

(4 folders)


1983-1991 , Conclave planning materials

(2 folders)


1984 , Business; Conclave II - Boston, MA; correspondence; directory of members

(4 folders)


1985 , Business; Conclave III - Burbank, CA; correspondence

(4 folders)


1986 , Business; Conclave IV - Washington, D.C.; correspondence

(3 folders)


1987 , Business; Conclave V - Chicago (Skokie), IL; correspondence

(5 folders)


1988 , Business; competition; Conclave VI - San Antonio, TX; correspondence

(5 folders)


1988-1989 , Traveling exhibition [1st]

(1 folder)


1989 , Business; certificates of appreciation

(2 folders)


Box 2

1989 , Competition; Conclave VII - Cincinnati, OH; correspondence

(5 folders)


1989-1990 , Traveling exhibition [2nd]

(1 folder)


1990 , Business; certificates of appreciation; competition; Conclave VIII - Glasgow, Scotland; correspondence

(8 folders)


1990-1991 , Center for the Study of the Miniature Book

(1 folder)


1990-1991 , Traveling exhibition [3rd]

(1 folder)


1991 , Business; certificates of appreciation (scrapbook); competition; Conclave IX - Williamsburg, VA; correspondence

(4 folders)


1991-1992 , Traveling exhibition [4th]

(1 folder)


1992 , Business; competition; Conclave X - San Diego, CA; correspondence

(4 folders)

See also: Oversize


1992 , Newsletter. July and Oct. issues

(2 folders)


1992-1993 , Traveling exhibition [5th]

(1 folder)


1993 , Business; certificates of appreciation; competition; Conclave XI - Chicago, IL; correspondence

(4 folders)


Box 3

1993 , Newsletter. Jan., Apr., July and Oct. issues

(4 folders)


1993-1994 , Traveling exhibition [6th]

(1 folder)


1994 , Business (Conclave XII - Ottawa, Ontario); competition (7th); correspondence

(3 folders)


1994 , Newsletter. Jan., Apr., July and Oct. issues

(4 folders)


1995 , Business (Conclave XIII - Pasadena, CA); competition and traveling exhibition (8th); correspondence

(3 folders)


1995 , Newsletter. Jan., Apr. and July issues

(3 folders)


1996 , Business; competition and traveling exhibition (9th); Conclave XIV - San Francisco, CA; correspondence

(5 folders)


1997 , Business; competition and traveling exhibition(10th); Conclave XV - Bethlehem, PA; correspondence

(10 folders)


1998 , Awards; business; competition (11th); Conclave XVI - Charleston, SC; correspondence; publicity

(4 folders)


Box 4

1998 , Conclave XVI - Charleston, SC (cont.); correspondence; publicity

(4 folders)


1999 , Business (Conclave XVII - Germany/"Rump" Conclave in California); correspondence; traveling exhibition (12th), including videotape

(3 folders)


2000 , Business (Conclave XVIII - Rutland, Vermont); correspondence

(2 folders)


2001 , Business. Includes photographs and negatives from past Conclaves

1987 , 1990 , Membership Directories

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. V. 1987-1997 (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 (1470-1965)

Oversize 1

Documentation for certificates awarded in 1992; proofs and negatives from 1992 Conclave X (San Diego, CA); MBS canvas bag