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Title: A Figbash is Not a Fantod: Preparing the John A. Carollo Edward Gorey Collection for Exhibit at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa 
Author: Simpson, Marguerite
Date: 2010
Description: A Figbash is Not a Fantod: Preparing the John A. Carollo Edward Gorey Collection for Exhibit at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Marguerite Simpson, December 10, 2010. LIS 653 / Seminar in Archival Studies; Supervisor: Deborah Dunn; Instructor: Dr. Andrew Wertheimer.

Collection Overview: Donated incrementally to Hamilton Library by passionate Gorey collector John A. Carollo, beginning in 1998. Currently managed by the Special Research Collections (SRC), a new entity dedicated to making the treasures of the library available to student, faculty, and public researchers. Carollo’s gift to Hamilton constitutes the most comprehensive public collection of the prolific author/artist’s work in the world. Materials include: Monographs; Coffee mugs; A fur coat; Postcards; Books arts materials; Hand sewn stuffed animals; Serials; LPs; Fine art prints; Original cover art; Calendars; Jewelry; An umbrella; And more!

The Exhibit; Preliminary Preparation: Reconciling the inventory, Condition reports, Controlled vocabulary; Exhibit Preparation: During Selection, After Selection – Organization, Preparation.

Cooperation as Our Key to Success: Preparation of this collection for exhibit would have been impossible without Hamilton’s dedicated staff and willing volunteers coming together in a library-wide effort. For example, cataloging graciously rushed many items to ensure that they were properly catalogued before being loaned, and the University Archives allowed us use of their facilities for selection and treatment activities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/19891
LC Subject Headings: Art--Exhibitions--Planning.

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