Category Archives: Richard Minsky Collection

Shakespeare at 400

Four hundred years ago tomorrow, William Shakespeare’s life was over and the story of his cultural legacy began. At what a legacy it has been! There are countless adaptations of his work, in every artistic medium we’ve come up with over the … Continue reading

Spring has sprung in our collections

By: Amy Hildreth Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Spring’s sprung all across our collections! Let’s investigate what’s sprouted. Among our literary collections are Martha Young’s papers. Martha Young wrote the poem “The Keys of Spring,” although you can see that was … Continue reading

Halloween updates from Rare Book Cataloging

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloger In the spirit of the season… there’s something for everyone in the Division of Special Collections! Whether it’s skeletons, haints, headless horsemen, witches, or demons, we have your interests covered. For skeletons: … Continue reading

The Kindred of the Wild

By: Tina Colvin, PhD candidate in English at Emory University In 1902, the “father of Canadian literature,” Charles G.D. Roberts, published his book-length collection of wild animal stories, The Kindred of the Wild: A Book of Animal Life. Roberts’s collection … Continue reading

Two Kinds of Santas!

Both on publishers’ bindings, and both in glorious green cloth. The Old Santa Fe Trail (Macmillan Co., 1898, from the Hoole Richard Minsky Collection) and A Captured Santa Claus (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1905, from the Wade Hall Collection of Southern … Continue reading

Margaret Armstrong, Myrtle Reed, and those Purple Books!

Six purple bindings designed by Margaret Armstrong, all from the Minsky Collection at the Hoole Special Collections Library, and all in Publishers’ Bindings Online, 1815-1930: The Art of Books!

Favorite Seasonal Publishers’ Binding: Halloween Edition

If Tam O’Shanter’d had a wheel : and other poems and sketches by Grace Duffie Boylan Binding design by Blanche McManus (Signed binding: B.Mc.M) New York, E.R. Herrick, 1898. pba02560, from the Richard Minsky Collection, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library … Continue reading

TGIF from PBO and the Minsky Collection

The book featured here is Black Friday by Frederic Stewart Isham (1886-1922) with binding design by Rome K. Richardson, published in 1904 in New York by Grosset and Dunlap. It is from the Richard Minsky Collection at the W.S. Hoole … Continue reading

Turning Japanese: How Winnifred Eaton became Onoto Watanna in Victorian America

Join us Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the Hoole Special Collections Library, 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall at 4:30 pm for a lecture by Dr. Edward Tang, Associate Professor of American Studies, The University of Alabama. [flier for event … Continue reading

Minsky Collection in PBO! From the real to the virtual!

It is a distinct pleasure and honor to announce that the Richard Minsky Collection of 19th and early 20th century publishers’ bindings have been added to Publishers’ Bindings Online, 1815-1930: The Art of Books. This incredible group of books was … Continue reading