Leaves of an Hour

Contemporary Collecting: Building on the Past:

The Harris Collection    
  Complementary Literature Collections  
    Popular Culture Collections


The Harris Collection

In the late 20th century, literary and popular culture collections were firmlyestablished in Special Collections. The Harris Collection had grown to over 250,000 items and its collecting range had expanded to include radio, television and film scripts, a large collection of small-circulation literary magazines, a significant collection of Yiddish-language poetry, plays, and music by immigrant authors, a fine collection of contemporary fine printing, and the ever-increasing output of the small press movement. The Broadsides Collection grew out of the Harris collection to assume a separate identity, and grew to be a vast repository of modern poetry in finely printed and illustrated limited editions, as well as flyers, announcements and other ephemera of the small press movement.

"Among the screenplays are The Apartment, Catch-22, Chinatown, Rebecca, and War Gods of the Deep, a film based on an Edgar Allan Poe work. The papers of William P. Kelley, Class of 1955, include screenplays and television scripts for Gunsmoke, Kung Fu, How the West Was Won, Judd for the Defense, and The McCrackens, in addition to manuscripts of his novels and stories."(1)

The Harris Collection, "supported by Richard Salomon, Class of 1932, and a group of donors gathered by Rabbi William Braude of Temple Beth-El in Providence, acquired over 1,000 works of Yiddish-American poetry and drama, along with 700 pieces of sheet music and 53 plays and operettas in manuscript from Menache Vaxer, a bookseller in New York. This single purchase provided the library with a collection of Yiddish literature and theatre that can be matched by few institutions."(2)

Notable modern presses specializing in fine printing of poetry whose works are well represented in the Collection include Walter Hamady's Perishable Press (Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin), the Arion Press (San Francisco), Gary Young 's Greenhouse Press, William Everson's Lime Kiln Press, Philip Gallo's Hermetic Press (Minneapolis), Harry and Sandra Reese's Turkey Press (Isla Vista, California) and many others.

In addition to collections of fine printing, the Harris Collection has acquired the archives of numerous small press publishers and fine printers, with the goal of documenting the publishing process that has been the source of so much contemporary poetry. Notable archives are those of Conjunctions, Bradford Morrow's influential magazine; Greenhouse Press, whose concentration on broadsides is of particular interest; Unicorn Press, operated for many years by Alan Brilliant and Teo Savory, and Rhode Island's Third & Elm Press. Most recently, the Library has acquired the archives of Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop's Burning Deck Press, which in 2001 celebrates its fortieth year as a publisher of contemporary innovative poetry and prose.

Complementary Literature Collections

The Harris Collection's focus on poetry and plays was complemented in these years by the acquisition of a number of prose collections, notably the Lownes Thoreau Collection, the Tinker Collection of Prose Fiction, and the James Laughlin Collection.

"The Thoreau Collection, given by Albert E. Lownes, Class of 1920, is among the best in the country, in both books and manuscripts. It contains first editions for each of Thoreau's separately published books and pamphlets as well as a virtually complete selection of his contributions to periodicals. Of particular note are a number of annotated volumes from Thoreau's personal library and original manuscript fragments from his Journals, Maine Woods, and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. as well as translations, and books about his life, work and associates." (3)

"Prose authors of the later 19th and earlier 20th centuries are represented by a large collection donated by Harold Tinker, Class of 1921. . . The Tinker gift includes numerous first editions by Sinclair Lewis, J. P. Marquand, Kenneth Roberts, Booth Tarkington, Frank Norris, Thornton Wilder, and Thomas Wolfe. Also included are early editions of Lardner, London, Melville, Mencken, Steinbeck, Dreiser, Dos Passos, and Wharton." (4)

A recently acquired collection, rich in contemporary prose literature, is the James Laughlin Collection. Laughlin, poet and publisher of New Directions Press, donated approximately 5,000 volumes from his personal library, primarily consisting of editions of William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Thomas Merton, and other major 20th century literary figures. At Mr. Laughlin's invitation, Library staff specifically selected authors and titles from his extensive collection for the express purpose of adding complementary prose titles to the Harris Collection's holdings of poetry and plays.

While the Library has collected heavily in American literature, British literature has not been forgotten. Collections such as Lamont, Kimball, Brown-Ives Shakespeare, and Lamont are rich in the fiction and poetry of England through the late nineteenth centuries. In recent years, several significant author collections have been acquired that considerably augment the Library's holdings in English literature, particularly of the first half of the twentieth century.

The Sidney P. Albert George Bernard Shaw Collection is rich in manuscript material, including autograph and typed letters, post cards, notes, inscriptions and signed photographs as well as costume designs and a fragment of music in Shaw's hand. There are more than 2,000 books by and about Shaw and a strong collection of ephemera - pamphlets, "rough proof" rehearsal copies of plays, programs, press clippings, film stills, posters, publicity photographs, recordings, photographs of Shaw's 1933 visit to Hollywood, and publications of Shaw societies in London, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo. More than 200 periodicals containing pieces by or about Shaw round out the collection. The Library Library also holds the correspondence between Shaw and his American publisher, Dodd, Mead & Company. The Shaw Collection is complemented by the recently acquired H. G. Wells Collection, consisting of first and early editions of virtually all of Wells' work.

Daniel G. Siegel, class of 1957, donated to the Library the manuscript of George Orwell's 1984. This single item constitutes virtually the entire extant corpus of Orwell's literary output in that Orwell systematically destroyed his manuscripts. This remarkable work was later Daniel J. Leab's gift of his George Orwell collection, which consists of all editions of Orwell's works, as well as manuscripts, photographs, programs, and other ephemera.

Popular Culture Collections

The Harris Collection's goal of acquiring all published works of American and Canadian poetry and plays has resulted in the acquisition of many works that reflect popular culture. As a logical outgrowth and complement to the extensive holdings of popular materials in the Harris Collection, the Library has acquired numerous collections of popular culture materials. Among the most significant of these holdings are popular and genre fiction, fantasy and science fiction, detective fiction and true crime stories, theater and theatrical ephemera, performance magic, wit and humor, romance novels, comic books and graphic novels, and gay and lesbian literature, including an emphasis upon pulp fiction and erotica.

Detective fiction is represented by a "large collection of first and early editions of Dashiell Hammett's works donated by Roger E. Stoddard, Class of 1957, [and] also includes the periodicals in which many of Hammett's stories made their first appearances." (6) Mr. Stoddard also donated to the Library a collection of works by Mickey Spillane. A related collection consists of the papers of Curt and Lowell Norris, who wrote "true crime" fiction for popular magazines; many of the crimes described were local to New England.

The Library also has the papers of the local espionage fiction writer, Jon Land, and a collection of the spy fiction of E. Howard Hunt. Recently, the collections of genre fiction were augmented by a group of romance novels, including translations into many European languages, the work and gift of Barbara Keiler, class of 1976, and Patricia Coughlin.

The Library has continued to develop the H. P. Lovecraft Collection, acquiring many translations of his works and, as materials became available, correspondence and manuscripts. A significant acquisition a few years ago was the gift of the long-lost manuscript of Lovecraft's story "The Shadow out of Time". Robert H. Barlow, a friend of Lovecraft's, had transcribed it during the summer of 1935, but it was not found among his papers when he died in 1951. So the quest for this legendary "lost story" had begun, because it was the only one of Lovecraft's major works for which there was no surviving manuscript or typescript. Additionally, the story had never been printed exactly as written. The version in Astounding Stories was "corrupt." Barlow apparently gave the manuscript to a student of his; when the heirs of June Evelyn Ripley discovered it among her papers, they donated it to the Library. As a result of this gift, for the first time "The Shadow out of Time" can be read exactly as Lovecraft wrote it.

Clark Ashton Smith "wrote fantasy stories for the pulp magazines and became one of H. P. Lovecraft's close associates. Some of their letters were included in the 8,000 items in the Clark Ashton Smith Papers presented to the Library by his heirs in 1977. Also in this collection is Smith's voluminous correspondence with poetry societies, publishers and fellow fantasy enthusiasts; manuscripts of his fiction and poetry; and published appearances of his work in books and magazines. . .Other resources in fantastic fiction [include] extensive runs of Amazing Stories, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Fantastic Novels Magazine, Marvel Tales and Weird Tales." (5)

Theatre and theatrical ephemera, complementing the many thousands of playscripts in the Harris Collection and the Broadway show music in the Sheet Music Collection, are held in the Robert J. Tierney, jr. Entertainment Memorabilia Collection, which includes radio and television scripts, posters, photographs, tickets, and other memorabilia related to theatrical performances in the Rhode Island area, ca. 1945-1995.

The H. Adrian Smith Collection of Conjuring and Magicana, long considered one of the finest private libraries on conjuring and magic, includes 16th century titles on natural magic, alchemy, astrology, religious rites, and witchcraft. Later holdings include sections on conjuring, card tricks and games, magicians as performers, magic periodicals and other works intended for practicing magicians, posters, ephemera, and realia. The Collection is the gift and bequest of the collector, class of 1930, who as an undergraduate put himself through Brown by giving magic performances.

The Miller Collection of Wit and Humor, consisting of approximately 40,000 volumes, is the personal library of Bernard, Saul, and George Miller, amassed over a period of fifty years, and donated to the Library in the early 1990s. The Collection consists primarily of 20th-century American imprints, but also includes significant sections of 19th-century joke books, British imprints, and works in foreign languages. The Collection includes works by Fred Allen, George Allen, Gracie Allen, Steve Allen, Woody Allen, Alan King, Allan Sherman, and H. Allen Smith. There is topical humor of every conceivable kind, such as sex, medicine, the law, sex, politics, sports, sex, and plumbing. There are also sections of comic novels, familiar essays by humorists, political satire, light verse, theatrical memoirs of comedy performers, American and European folk humor, ethnic humor, vaudeville routines, collections of political cartoons, paperback joke and cartoon books, and playscripts; and a notable section of "Army joke books", pulp periodicals from the World War II era.

The Miller Collection's cartoon books are complemented by the very extensive collection of comic books and graphic art acquired in recent years. The Wayne Poulin Collection includes over 10,000 comics, primarily from the 1970s and 1980s. The Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection, which is still being received, will total approximately 60,000 items from the 1970s to the present. It includes extensive runs of the major "superhero" comics of the period, and is particularly noteworthy for the many titles published by the small and independent comic producers who flourished in the 1980s. This is the graphics analog of the small press literary magazines of the same period, which are held in great strength by the Harris Collection.

The Ciaraldi Collection also includes work by influential "alternative" comic artists of the 1960s and 1970s such as R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman, author of Maus, and the comics and comic magazines influenced by the popularity of the French MÚtal Hurlant adult science fiction comics, which trace their inspiration to the French student revolts of the 1960s. It also includes many English translations of the Japanese "manga" and the "anime" comics, with their roots in Japanese animated films.

The Harris Collection has long collected the poetry and plays of gay and lesbian American authors. In recent years, these holdings have been augmented by a variety of bequests and gifts of gay and lesbian literature, beginning with the Richard G. Katzoff bequest. "The Katzoff Collection provides an excellent snapshot of the period when lesbian/gay literature began to burgeon in quantity, and also started to become more acceptable to mainstream publishers and audiences. Authors like Edmund White and David Leavitt, as well as numerous lesser-known writers publishing through small specialty houses such as Alyson and Naiad, are well represented." (6)

"Augmenting and significantly enhancing the Katzoff Collection are several archival collections that have been given to the John Hay over the past five years. The largest of these collections is the archive of John Preston, author of over 30 books, ranging from fiction and erotica to such important non-fiction titles as Personal Dispatches: Writers Confront AIDS and Hometowns: Gay Men Write About Where They Belong. The Preston archive is especially important in that it contains many thousands of letters between Preston and a vast array of authors that comment upon matters both literary and socio-historical. Among Preston's most prolific correspondents was Anne Rice, author of the Vampire Chronicles, whose papers provide insight into the link between straight/gay and erotic/mainstream fiction." (7)

Another significant part of the collections of gay and lesbian materials is the Gay Men's Pulp Fiction, a growing collection of over 4,500 titles of pulp fiction; it began with the acquisition of a large collection and has been supplemented by works from two other collections of gay literature, the Scott O'Hara Papers, and the James Jackson bequest.

The Harris Collection has extensive holdings of two classics of children's literature, The Night Before Christmas, by Clement C. Moore, and Mother Goose. In addition there are collections of "readers and speakers" and children's poetry and drama, from the 18th century to the present. Two collections, acquired by gift in recent years, complement these holdings.

The Dr. Arlene Pillar Collection of Children's Literature consists of over 3,000 volumes of children's literature primarily form the 1970s and 1980s, including many illustrated works and fiction for young adults. Dr. Pillar was a panelist for the Newbury and Caldecott awards for children's literature and illustration, and her collection reflects the range of work submitted for those awards over two decades. The collection was the gift of Pillar's sons, Russell Pillar, class of 1987, and Matthew G. Pillar, class of 1990. In addition to the Pillar Collection, there is the Lucy Truman Aldrich Collection of Rare Illustrated Children's Books, donated by her nephew, David Rockefeller. It consists of over 400 classic American, British, and European children's books, including chapbooks, miniatures, primers and prayer books from the 18th through the 20th centuries, focusing on the golden age of children's book illustration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Images:

Jeffers, Robinson. Granite & cypress; [t.p. woodcut by William Prochnow] Published Santa Cruz [Calif.] : Lime Kiln Press, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1975.
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

Gordin, Jacob. Got, mensh un tayvel. New York, 1903.
Bound with his Sappho ... 1907.
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

*United Artists. George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara. Lobby Cards, [n.p., 1941]
Starring Wendy Hiller, Rex Harrison, and Robert Morley.
Sidney P. Albert -- George Bernard Shaw Collection

The Great Wizard of the North, giving his great expose of the gambler's trick. Lauter La Coupe.
Color lithograph. With detail of hands.
H. Adrian Smith Collection of Conjuring and Magicana.

Selection of Gay Pulp Novels
Gay Pulp Collection


Titles from the Collections: The Harris Collection

*Lady of Atlanta. The soldier's wife. : A drama in three acts, written expressly for the Atlanta Amateurs, by a lady of Atlanta. Atlanta, Ga. : Franklin Printing House, 1862.
A recently acquired scarce Confederate imprint.
H. Aylsward Brown Fund
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

*Ginsberg, Allen. Howl : for Carl Solomon. [San Francisco : Martha Rexroth for Allen Ginsberg, 1956]
This copy one of twenty five ... typed by poet Robert Creel[e]y[,] dittoed by Martha Rexroth ..."--Ms. note by the author on p. [2] of 1st group. From the library of Robert LaVigne.
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

*Hamady, Walter. Neopostmodrinism, or, Dieser Rasen ist kein Hundeklo, or, Gub2rzub2 number (6), or, The incognita of Rita's deep time coexisting within central discoveries of the thermodynamic dichotomy of western thought : observed impregnant meanings & transhistorical justifications / by (LC) PS3558A42 or W S ) Ebscrmshsftkh( Hamady ... [Mt. Horeb, Wis.] : Perishable Press, 1988.
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

Kaufman, Margaret. Aunt Sallie's lament. West Burke, Vermont : Janus Press, 1988.
Book is in the shape of a diamond with pages made of paper squares cut in different shapes so that they resemble a diamond quilt square when viewed together. The binding is made so that the pages can be extended to 105 inches, revealing all stanzas of the poem. "The book was designed by Claire Van Vliet based on a binding structure developed by Heidi Kyle & made with Linda Wray and boxes made by Judi Conant, Guildhall, Vermont."
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

*Pound, Ezra. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. London : Ovid Press, 1920.
"Edition of 200 copies ... printed by John Rodker." No. 161; unbound, folded sheets; author's autographed presentation copy to S. Foster Damon.
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

*Warsh, Lewis. Dreaming as one : poems. 1st ed Published New York : Corinth Books, c1971.
Cover design by Joe Brainard.
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

*Waldman, Anne. Polar ode : [poems]. Anne Waldman & Eileen Myles. New York : Dead Duke Books, c1979.
Cover by Steve Levine
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays
City scavenger's New Year's address, for 1834. [Westerly, R.I.?], 1834.
The trash haulers may be black, for the poem recommends colonization of freed slaves in Liberia and wishes:"May our people be free from all Tyranny's chains, Which never can be while slavery remains."
Harris Broadsides Collection


Titles from the Collections: Complementary Literary Collections

*Thoreau, Henry David. A week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers. By Henry D. Thoreau. Boston, Cambridge, J. Munroe, 1849.
Stephen H. Wakeman bookplate.
Lownes Thoreau Collection
*Thoreau, Henry David. Walden : or, Life in the woods. By Henry D. Thoreau. Boston : Ticknor and Fields, 1854.
This is the first issue of the first edition, containing an advertisement dated April, 1854.
Lownes Thoreau Collection
Wolfe, Thomas. The Web and the rock. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1939. First edition.
Harold G. Tinker Collection
Bradford, Roark. John Henry. Woodcuts by J. J. Lankes. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1931. First edition.
Harold G. Tinker Collection

*Pound, Ezra. A draft of the cantos 17-27 of Ezra Pound. initials by Gladys Hynes. London : J. Rodker, 1928.
Copy lettered "B" of four copies on vellum, signed by the author and the artist.
James Laughlin Collection

*Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-four. Autograph manuscript, 1946-1948.
This manuscript, containing about 44% of the published text of Nineteen-Eighty-Four, is the only known manuscript of the work and is the only extensive Orwell manuscript known to survive. Page 1 of the text is on exhibition.
Gift of Daniel G. Siegel, class of 1957
Manuscripts Division

Titles from the Collections: Popular Culture Collections

* Hammett, Dashiell. The Maltese falcon. New York ; London : A. A. Knopf, 1930.
Gift of Roger Stoddard. First edition, first printing.
Starred Book Collection


H. P. Lovecraft:

*Lovecraft, H. P. The shadow out of time. Ms, transcribed by Robert Barlow. Feb. 24-25, 1935.
H. P. Lovecraft Collection

* Lovecraft, H. P. L'affaire Charles Dexter Ward; traduit de l'amÚricain par Jacques Papy. Published Paris : J'ai lu, 1975.
Starred Books Collection

*Lovecraft, H. P. The Dunwich horror and others / H.P. Lovecraft ; selected by August Derleth. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House Publishers, 1963.
Starred Books Collection

*Lovecraft, H. P. Cthulhu : Geistergeschichten; Deutsch von H.C. Artmann ; Vorwort von Giorgio Manganelli. Published Frankfurt am Main : Insel Verlag, 1968.
Starred Books Collection

*Lovecraft, H. P. Dagon, and other macabre tales ; selected and with an introduction by August Derleth Published Sauk City, Wis. : Arkham House, 1965.
Starred Books Collection

*Lovecraft, H. P. The shadow out of time and other tales of horror by H. P. Lovecraft & August Derleth Published London : Gollancz, 1977.
Starred Books Collection


Miller Collection of Wit and Humor:

*Trudeau, Gary B. The World of Doonesbury. Boxed set. New York: Bantam Books [1976]
Includes: Guilty, guilty, guilty! "What do we have for the witnesses, Johnnie?" Wouldn't a Gremlin have been more sensible? Dare to be great, Ms. Caucus; Call me when you find America.
Miller Collection of Wit and Humor

*è Beckett, Gilbert Abbot. The comic history of England. By Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett. With twenty coloured etchings, and two hundred woodcuts. By John Leech. London: Bradbury, Evans, and Co., n.d.
*Miller Collection of Wit and Humor

*Jackson, Thomas W. From Rhode Island to ... Texas. Chicago: Thos. W. Jackson Publishing Co., 1943, c. 1939.
Miller Collection of Wit and Humor

*Army Fun. Vol. 6, no. 2, February 1962. New York: Feature Publications, Inc.
Miller Collection of Wit and Humor

*Service Snickers. Vol. 1, no. 2, November, 1968. New York: Magnum-Royal Publications Inc.
Miller Collection of Wit and Humor

*Paar, Jack. I kid you not. With John Reddy. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1960.
First edition; dust jacket.
Miller Collection of Wit and Humor

*Benchley, Robert. Benchley - or else!. With drawings by Gluyas Williams. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1947.
First edition; dust jacket.
Miller Collection of Wit and Humor

*Adler, Bill. Kids' letters to President Kennedy. Illustrations by Louis Darling. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1961.
Dust jacket.
Miller Collection of Wit and Humor

*Sex to sexty. No. 106: "Horsin around"; No. 115: "Squeeze play". Fort Worth, Texas: SRI Publishing Co., Inc. 1978-1979.
Miller Collection of Wit and Humor

*Herriman, George. Krazy Kat. With an introduction by e. e. cummings. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1977.
Miller Collection of Wit and Humor

*Lenburg, Jeff. The Three Stooges scrapbook. Jeff Lenburg, Joan Howard Maurer, Greg Lenburg. Seacaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press, 1982.
Miller Collection of Wit and Humor


Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection:

*Love and rockets. No. 5, March, 1984. Stamford, Conn.: Fantagraphics Books.
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection

*Two-fisted tales. Vol. 1, no. r, July, 1993. West Plains, Missouri: Russ Cochran.
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection

*Truman, Timothy. Time beavers. Evanston, Illinois: First Comics, 1985.
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection

*Van Horn, Penny Moran. The librarian. No. 1, September, 1992. Seattle, Washington: Fantagraphics Books.
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection

*The cartoon history of the universe. Vol. 8: Is everything sacred? Auburn, Calif.: Rip Off Press.
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection

*Barr, Donna. Deseart Peach: The good uncle. The Desert Peach, no. 21. Seattle, Wash.: Aeon, 1994.
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection

*H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu. No. 1 of 3, December, 1991. "Whisperer in darkness" by August Derleth. Sun City, Florida: Millenium Publications, Inc.
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection

*Walt Disney's Comics Digest. No. 5, June 1987.
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection

*Disney's Colossal Comics Collection. No. 10, [1992?]
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection

*Disney Adventures. April, 1993.
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection

*Raw. High culture for lowbrows. Vol. 2, no. 3, 1991. New York: Raw Books and Graphics.
Includes a chapter of editor Art Speigelman's Maus.
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection

*2000 AD Yearbook 1994. London: Fleetway Editions, 1994.
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection

*The official handbook of the Marvel Universe. Volume one: Abomination to Circus of crime. Presented by Stan Lee. New York: Marvel Comics Group, 1986.
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection

*Eisner, Will. Invisible people. Northampton, Mass.: Kitchen Sink Press, 1993.
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection

*Poe, Edgar Allan. The Raven and other poems. Illustrated by Gahan Wilson. Classics Illustrated. New York: Berkeley Publishing Group, 1990.
Michael J. Ciaraldi Collection


Gay and Lesbian Literature Collections:

* Preston, John. Deadly lies 1st Badboy ed. New York, N.Y. : Badboy : Masquerade, 1993.
Bequest of John Preston.
Richard G. Katzoff Collection

*Flesh and the word : an anthology of erotic writing; edited and with an introduction by John Preston. New York, N.Y. : Dutton, c1992.
Bequest of John Preston.
Richard G. Katzoff Collection

*Preston, John Title Mr. Benson. 1st Badboy ed. New York : Badboy : Masquerade Books, 1992.
Bequest of John Preston.
Richard G. Katzoff Collection

*Preston, John. My life as a pornographer & other indecent acts. 1st Richard Kasak book ed. New York, N.Y. : Masquerade Books, 1993.
Bequest of John Preston.
Richard G. Katzoff Collection

*Personal dispatches : writers confront AIDS; edited by John Preston. 1st ed. New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, c1989.
Bequest of John Preston.
Richard G. Katzoff Collection

*Preston, John. Stolen moments. 1st Badboy ed. New York : Masquerade Books : Badboy, c1993.
Bequest of John Preston.
Richard G. Katzoff Collection

*Hansen, Joseph. The man everybody was afraid of. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, c1978.
Richard G. Katzoff Collection

*Masked culture : the Greenwich Village Halloween parade. Text by Jack Kugelmass ... [et al.] ; photography by Mariette Pathy Allen ... [et al.]. New York : Columbia University Press, c1994.
Richard G. Katzoff Collection

*Ellenzweig, Allen. The homoerotic photograph : male images from Durieu/Delacroix to Mapplethorpe. New York : Columbia University Press, 1992.
Richard G. Katzoff Collection

*Vole, Zenobia N. Osten's Bay. 1st ed. Tallahassee, Fla. : Naiad Press, 1988.
Richard G. Katzoff Collection

*Hall, Radclyffe.The well of loneliness; with a commentary by Havelock Ellis. Published London : Jonathan Cape, 1928.
Brown University copy with "Whip" uncorrected on p. 50.
Richard G. Katzoff Collection

*Vogel, Paula. The Baltimore waltz and other plays. 1st ed. New York : Theatre Communications Group, c1996.
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays

*Gay Pulp Novels:
Douglas, Dean. Man divided.
Orenstein, Lee. The queers of New York.
Packer, Vin. Whisper his sin.
Mayzk, R. G. Queens town court.
Gay Pulp Fiction Collection


Children's Literature Collections:

*Brunhoff, Jean de. The travels of Babar. Jean de Brunhoff ; translated from the French by Merle Haas. New York : Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1934.
Lucy Truman Aldrich Collection

*Silverstein, Shel. Where the sidewalk ends : the poems & drawings of Shel Silverstein. New York : Harper and Row, [1974]
Arlene Pillar Collection; Starred Books

*Lindbergh, Anne. The shadow on the dial. 1st ed Published New York : Harper & Row, c1987.
Arlene Pillar Collection; Starred Books

*Blume, Judy. Just as long as we're together. New York : Orchard Books, c1987.
Arlene Pillar Collection; Starred Books

*Van Allsburg, Chris. The mysteries of Harris Burdick. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1984
Arlene Pillar Collection; Starred Books

*Macaulay, David. Black and white. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
Arlene Pillar Collection; Starred Books

*Johnston, Tony. Lorenzo, the naughty parrot; story by Tony Johnston ; pictures by Leo Politi. 1st ed. San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1992.
Arlene Pillar Collection; Starred Books

*Lindbergh, Reeve. The midnight farm; paintings by Susan Jeffers. 1st ed. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1987,
Arlene Pillar Collection; Starred Books



*Crane, Walter. Flowers from Shakespeare's garden : a posy from the plays / pictured by Walter Crane. [London] : Cassel & Co., Ltd., 1906.
Issued in paper-covered boards designed by Crane, green cloth spine, decorated endpapers
Lucy Truman Aldrich Collection

Sources:

1 - 5. Special Collections at Brown University : a history and guide.[ Leslie T. Wendel, editor] Providence, R.I. : Friends of the Library of Brown University, 1988.

6 -7. S. A. Streit. Bibliofile, no. 26.


1754-1793
Early Literary Collections:
The Williams Table & the 1973 Catalog
1793-1826
Early 19th Century Collections:
The 1826 Catalog
1826-1848
Mid 19th Century Collections:
Charles Coffin Jewett & the Catalogue of 1843
1850-1884
The Harris Collection:
The Original Collectors
1848-1893
The Harris Collection &
Late 19th Century Literary Collecting
1893-1930
The Harris Collection:
Harry Lyman Koopman
1930-1965
The Harris Collection:
S. Foster Damon
1964-2001
Contemporary Collecting:
Building on the Past
Leaves of an Hour

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