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American Trade Bindings (collection)

Identifier: SC-57

Scope and Contents note

The American Trade Bindings Book Collection consists of 5095 volumes (as of 10/09/2012) of fiction and non-fiction published circa 1880-1940. The books were collected for their artistic illustrated cover bindings but they provide insight into the reading habits of that time period in the United States. Access to the catalog records is available in the OPAC.


  • 1880-1940
  • Majority of material found within 1880 - 1940


5095 Volumes (5095 volumes and 1 box in 480 linear feet.)

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Physical Location

Shelf numbers (1-288) Aisle 1B--Shelves 9-10.

Shelf numbers (289-2597) Aisle 2A--Shelves 1-10.

Shelf numbers (2598-5117 and oversized) Aisle 2B--Shelves 1-8.

Oversized in Flat file drawer A-7.

Separated Materials

Books are cataloged on the OPAC. Search for Local Collection "American Trade Bindings (Special Collections)".

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Repository Details

Part of the CSUF University Archives & Special Collections Repository

University Archives & Special Collections
Pollak Library South Room 352 (PLS 352)
Fullerton CA 92831-3599 USA
(657) 278-4751