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Stanley and Mark Slotkin printed book leaves collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SCA-1184

Scope and Contents

12 individual leaves taken from disbound religious and antiquarian books. Each leaf is mounted on a sheet of paper which also includes a facsimilie of the title page from each respective volume.

Dates

  • 1207 - 1750

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Stanley Slotkin was a businessman who owned a supply rental company, Abbey Rents. He was an avid collector of antique bibles and other rare books, amassing hundreds of thousands of books which he also regularly donated to various museums, universities and libraries across the United States. In the 1960s, Slotkin began to donate individual leaves from books to institutions rather than whole works, as he felt intact books were too often locked away where they could not be seen.

Extent

12 Leaves (1 oversized folder)

0.38 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Hebrew

Latin

Greek, Modern (1453-)

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to Schaffer Library by Stanley S. Slotkin.
Status
In Progress
Author
Matthew Golebiewski
Date
2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady NY 12308 United States