Stanley S. Slotkin collection of book leaves

Stanley S. Slotkin collection of book leaves

Dates: 1496-1874, approximately 1964-1965

Materials include seventeen original leaves from antiquarian books of scripture (or other religious works) or academia, with accompanying facsimile title pages on folio-sized paper. The display sheets reproduce the title pages of the books from which the leaves were removed, and were intended to allow the book leaves to be mounted for display purposes. Also contains two facsimile leaves from Gutenberg and Luther bibles, and two news pages featuring the discoverer, Stanley Slotkin. Original materials date from between 1496 and 1874, with the accompanying materials from between 1964 and 1965.

  • Extent: 1 oversize folder (0.66 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Slotkin, Stanley S., 1905-1997
  • Call Number: MSS 6101
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Literary Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials in EnglishEnglish, HebrewHebrew, Dutch; FlemishDutch, GermanGerman, LatinLatin, WelshWelsh, SanskritSanskrit, FrenchFrench, Greek, Ancient (to 1453)Greek, and Classical SyriacSyriac.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Stanley Slotkin collection of book leaves must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Efforts to verify the accuracy of the identification of each book leaf led to the determination that some information was inaccurate or misleading. These discrepancies are noted in the finding aid.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6101; Stanley Slotkin collection of book leaves; Literary Manuscripts Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6101, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The original books from which the leaves were taken were collected and broken up by Stanley Slotkin in the 1960s. Slotkin produced display sheets and distributed the book leaves to institutions and collectors. The items in this collection were gathered together by John A. Taylor, who donated them to L. Tom Perry Special Collections in February 2008.
Acquisition Information
Donated; John A. Taylor; February 2008.
Other Finding Aids
An item level inventory of this collection is available at the repository.
Related Material
L. Tom Perry Special Collections owns thirteen other book leaves formerly owned by Slotkin, each individually catalogued as part of the rare book collections.
Subject Terms
Slotkin, Stanley S., 1905-1997; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Incunabula--Specimens; Literature; Rare books--Specimens
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Facsimiles; Leaf books
Processing Information
Processed; Maggie Kopp; 2009.
Appraisal Information
Literary Manuscripts Archives.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Slotkin (Stanley S.) collection of book leaves
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Abe Austin
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-06T04:29-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Stanley S. Slotkin (1905-1997) was a Southern California businessman.

Stanley S. Slotkin was born in 1905. He co-owned a chain of part supply and medical equpiment renalt stores called Abbey Rents with his brother, Milton. Slotkin was an amateur archaeologist and engaged in philanthropic activities, including donating antiquarian books and book leaves to churches, museums, and libraries. He died in 1997.

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Kristi Young
Curator - Literary Manuscripts