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Collection Details


Collection Name: Rare Books Project A
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/rarbook.html
Description: A series of interviews with significant figures in the world of rare books, conducted by Gerald Gottlieb of The Pierpont Morgan Library. Interviewees include directors of rare book libraries, curators of special collections, rare book librarians, private collectors, dealers, and executives of auction houses. Emphasis is placed not only on reminiscences but also on the participants' observations on current trends, institutional vs. private collectors, conservation and restoration, control of access to rare materials, collection development, availability, market trends, and forgeries. The project is a continuing one
Estimated Total of Interviews: 14
Interviews: [15 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Intellectual life; Literature
ASP Subjects: Booksellers and bookselling; History; Literature; Oral history; Rare books; United States
Other Subjects: American antiquarian book trade
Collection Code: OHC0000902