Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Miniature Book Society mss., 1983- , consist of the records of the Miniature Book Society, founded and chartered in 1983 in the state of Ohio and incorporated in the state of Delaware in July 1989.

The collection is organized by year. Business files include minutes of board meetings and membership meetings, financial reports, committee reports, by-laws and by-law changes, publicity and newsletter guidelines, publicity. Competition and traveling exhibition papers include entry forms, news releases and publicity, catalog of entries in book competition, locations of traveling exhibition. Conclave materials include programs, lists of registrants, publicity, maps, planning notes. Correspondence is mostly among board members, but also contains letters from entrants in the book competition and institutions interested in the traveling exhibition.

An inventory of the collection is available.
A finding aid is also available.

Gift. Kalman L. Levitan, Englewood, OH & Doris R. Selmar, Arcadia, CA 1996; Peter Thomas, Santa Cruz, CA. 1997; Miniature Book Society, via Evron Collins, Bowling Green, OH 2001, 2002

Related resources: Miniature Book Society website, 4000 Years of Miniature Books (Lilly Library Exhibit)

Collection size: 2,800 items

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.