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Thielman mss. II, ca. 1974-1993

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143

Thielman, James L.

Thielman mss. II, ca. 1974-1993

Collection No.
LMC 2317

700 items

Materials are in English.

The Thielman mss. II, ca. 1974-1993, consist of the correspondence of fine bindings collector James L. Thielman, primarily with book binders and usually commissioning a fine binding by each of them.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

James L. Thielman was a collector of fine bindings. He was esteemed among bibliophiles and bequeathed 80 bindings from his personal collection to the Lilly Library after his death in 1996.


The folders are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, one folder per name, unless otherwise indicated. Dates following the names represent the date range of letters in each folder.

Scope and Content Note

A few files, notably with Lucien Goldschmidt, Barnet Kottler, and Maggs Brothers, involve offers of fine bindings by book dealers.

Included in the binders' correspondence are James Brockman, Jeff Clements, Sün Evrard, Donald Glaister, Paula Gourley, Edward Gray, Elizabeth Greenhill, Arthur Johnson, Alain Lobstein, Denise Lubett, Bernard Middleton, Roger Powell, Silvia Rennie, Ivo Robinson, Philip Smith, Sally Lou Smith, and Michael Wilcox.

Related Material

Thielman mss.

Consult the Indiana University Libraries' online catalog (IUCAT) at The Lilly LIbrary call number: Z274.A2 T43 for cataloged books in the Thielman collection.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 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], Thielman II mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Staff.

Completed in 2013

Thielman mss. II, ca. 1974-1993

Brockman, James. 1978-1984

Buxton, Frank. 1979-1981

Cantle, Bryan. 1979

Carlson, Lage. 1983-1984

Clements, Jeff. 1980-1985

Cockrell, Sydney M. 1980-1981

Creuzevault, Colette. 1987-1991

De Coster, M.G. 1987

Duval & Hamilton. 1981-1982, 1986-1987

Evrard, Sün. 1986-1995

Glaister, Donald. 1980-1992

Goldschmidt, Lucien. 1984

Gourley, Paula. 1983, 1988-1992

Gray, Edward. 1978-1983

Greenhill, Elizabeth. 1977-1979, 1984, 1987

Johnson, Arthur W. 1987-1989

Kottler, Barnet. 1988-1989

Lallier, Monique. 1990-1991

Little, Martha. 1988

Lobstein, Alain. 1983-1990

Lubett, Denise. 1979-1981, 1984-1985

Maggs Bros. Ltd. 1984-1987

Mathieu, Monique. 1990-1993

Middleton, Bernard. 1978-1983, 1991-1993

Miura, Tini. 1988-1989

O'Connor, Gemma. 1979-1980

Peller, Hugo. 1984-1985

Powell, Roger. 1980-1981, 1983

Rennie, Silvia. 1983-1993

(3 folders)

Robinson, Ivo. 1978-1980

Sellers, David. 1978-1979, 1983

Smith, Philip. 1978-1985

Smith, Sally Lou. 1974-1983

Stevens, David K. 1979-1980

Wilcox, Michael. 1986, 1989-1990

Wilson, Susan Spring. 1978-1979

Miscellaneous correspondence about binders and bindings:

(8 items)

includes single letters from binders Peter Garaty, John Pearson, and Faith Shannon.

Miscellaneous letters and invoices re: fine binding exhibition catalogs, 1981-1996

(9 items)

Miscellaneous - printed and invoices

(5 items)