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Book History (Collection)

Identifier: SC-61

Scope and Contents note

The Book History Collection consists of 665 cataloged pamphlets, extensive runs of 75 periodical titles, and 20 boxes of realia/facsimilies pertaining to the history of books and printing such as clay tablets, horn books, moveable type, university press logos, and book plates. The pamphlets are on the history of libraries, librarianship, publishing, and printing and are searchable on the Pollak Library OPAC.

Publication dates are 20th-21st Century.

In addition there is a small 10 drawer metal cabinet of 3106 bookplates and 2 boxes of correspondences that form part of the Emma Ford Bookplate Collection.


  • 1900-2012
  • Majority of material found within 1900 - 2012


665 Volumes (664 volumes (pamphlets), runs of 75 periodical titles and 20 boxes in 81 linear feet. In addition there is a small 10 drawer metal cabinet of 3106 bookplates and two boxes of correspondences which are part of the Emma Ford bookplate collection. (This latter information is as of January 1998))

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Physical Location

BH Pamphlets - Aisle 17B--Shelf 5.

BH Periodicals (1-8) Aisle 17B--Shelves 7-8.

BH Subject Files - Aisle 17B--Shelves 6-7.

BH Oversize - Flat file drawers A1 - A3.

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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