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Some libraries in archives at Washington University Libraries

feb 26, 2021, 8:27 pm

I got distracted, and dove into the archives at Washington University. It has at least this many book collections. I think Mary Wickes, a character actor, and the "Catalog of St. Louis Police Library" sound the most interesting.

Mary Wickes Papers, 1908-1996 | WUA University Archives
Wikipedia: "Mary Wickes (born Mary Isabella Wickenhauser; June 13, 1910 – October 22, 1995) was an American film and television actress. She often played supporting roles as prim, professional women, secretaries, nurses, nuns, and housekeepers, who made sarcastic quips when the leading characters fell short of her high standards."
"Series 11: Personal Library
The Personal Library includes book featuring Wickes, signed by or to Wickes, books from her grade school, high school, and college, stage copies, and other books."
Includes a link to 174 items in the OPAC.
Tim: I'm thinking she'd be a good actor library. Not a big star, which is cool in a way.

Leif J. Sverdrup Collection, 1928-1976
"Folder 10: St. Louis Crime Commission, 1949-1950
Catalog of St. Louis Police Library, pamphlets on Chicago Crime Commission fund raising campaign, reports and recommendations on probation and parole, KeFauver investigation, other misc. corresp."

Eugene Angert Papers, 1913-1939 | MS Manuscripts

Gerald Early Collection, 1900-2010
"The books in the Gerald Early Collection are listed in the library catalog."
"Gerald Early is the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in the Department of English and professor in the African and African American Studies Department at Washington University in St. Louis, where he has taught since 1982"

Thomas Fountayne Collection | MS Manuscripts
"Manuscript catalog bound of printed books containing the ex-libris of Thomas Fountayne. Cover title reads "Catalogue of books in all classes of literature from an old county library m cont aining the ex-libris of `Fount ayne Montague'"
I guess he's this guy

Ija Adler Papers, 1811-1967 | MS Manuscripts
Includes "Catalogue of books in the private collection of Alfred J. Cox. Printed title page followed by 568 pages of auto. entries at intervals throughout. Bound in black leather, 569 pages."

Walt Reed Illustration Archive, 1860-1960
"The books in the Walt Reed Illustration Archive are currently being cataloged and have restricted accesss. See the online catalog for fully processed books, or contact the Dowd Modern Graphic History curator."
Cataloged in OPAC

feb 26, 2021, 8:29 pm

Any that are cataloged we should try to bring in via MARC import, if possible.

feb 26, 2021, 8:41 pm

Yeah, agreed. I suppose we ask them?

But I want the police library.

feb 26, 2021, 8:49 pm

Ha. I can't get excited about that one, but go for it if you want.