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Scientific Illustration Prints Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-Prints-Scientific

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of miscellaneous scientific prints, including ornithological, botanical, and conchology prints. Most of this material was collected by Seymour Adelman. For a detailed breakdown of the collection’s materials, see the “Collection Organization” tab. And, for further resources on this type of material, please also search for botanical books in Bryn Mawr College’s Rare Books, and for individual prints in the Tri-College collection of Art and Artifacts.

Dates

  • undated

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research. Records containing personal or confidential student information may be used subject to the discretion of the president of the college.

Copyright and Rights Information

The Scientific Prints Collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library.

Biographical / Historical

Seymour Adelman was a Philadelphia based collector of prints, letters, and ephemera. Although he worked in real-estate – a family business – he is most well known for his extensive collecting habits. Adelman has no direct relation to Bryn Mawr, but was invited to visit by James Tanis, the director Canaday Library. The then newly build library offered Adelman an office and a space to house his collection, and this formed the relationship between Bryn Mawr College and Adelman.

Adelman’s extensive collection contained material on Thomas Eakins, John Keats, Claude Lovat Fraser, and Laurence Hausman, as well as a large collection of letters. In addition to this work, Adelman also collected fine art prints, material related to the history of the book and publishing, and architectural history, among other interests. Most of this collection of scientific prints was originally part of Adelman’s collection of prints and drawings.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

This is a collection of miscellaneous scientific prints, including ornithological, botanical, and conchology prints. Most of this material was collected by Seymour Adelman. For a detailed breakdown of the collection’s materials, see the “Collection Organization” tab. And, for further resources on this type of material, please also search for botanical books in Bryn Mawr College’s Rare Books, and for individual prints in the Tri-College collection of Art and Artifacts.

Title
Scientific Prints Collection
Author
Elliot Krasnopoler
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Bryn Mawr College Library

Contact:
Bryn Mawr College Library
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Bryn Mawr 19010 USA US
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