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Adomeit mss. III, 1961-1965

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
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Adomeit, Ruth E.

Adomeit mss. III, 1961-1965

Collection No.
LMC 2683

150 items

Materials are in English.

The Adomeit mss. III, ca. 1961-1995, consist of correspondence between Ruth Elizabeth Adomeit, 1910-1996, miniature book collector and bibliographer, and James DeLancey.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Adomeit attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts and worked as an elementary school teacher. She collected miniature books throughout her life and from 1960 to 1962 wrote Miniature Book Collector, a quarterly publication. Later, Adomeit co-founded the Miniature Book Society and in 1980 published Three Centuries of Thumb Bibles, the standard reference work for these books. James DeLancey was a colleague in the miniature book trade and co-author of My Favorite Miniature Book with Ruth Adomeit and several others.

Scope and Content Note

Additional correspondents include Rebecca Saady Bingham, the Estate of Ruth Adomeit, and The Lilly Library. A copy of Ruth Adomeit's will is included with correspondence from the Estate.

Related Material

Adomei mss. and Adomeit mss II., also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 2009
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], Adomeit mss. III, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Staff.

Completed in 2013

Series: I. Correspondence

Box 1 Bingham, Rebecca Saady, 1988, October 1

Delancey, James, 1961-1995

(3 folders)

Estate of Ruth Adomeit, 1966

The Lilly Library, 1997, March 11