Special Collections. C.W. Post Campus / Long Island University, Brookville, New York 11548



The Archive of the Long Island Book Collectors

Videotape and Notebook



Item

Date
Description
Location

Video Tape

1994
"For Long Island Book Collectors" - Max Kleinman's 1994 Churchill Exhibit at Adelphi University.
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Notebook


Contains: Bookplates; newspaper articles; letters; memo; award; auction catalog; list; course bulletin; flyers; brochure; graphic; publication; memorial pamphlet; newsletters; letterhead; holiday greeting; death notice; memorandum; newspaper obituary; memorial invitation; card; tribute speeches; tribute essay; handwritten notes.
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nd
Pencil Caricature: Bookplate for Herman Abromson's Christopher Morley Collection. Signed by Christopher Morley. Caricature created by "H.D." nd.
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February 20, 1972
Newspaper Article: "Book Collectors Organize To Share Joy of Hobby" by William Barber. From The Long Island Press, Sunday, February 20, 1972. 2 original clippings, and 1 photocopy.
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December 28, 1967
Newspaper Article: "Book Collecting is Sharing of Excitement" by Elsie Lieber. From The Long Island Daily Review, December 28, 1967. 1 original clipping and 1 photocopy.
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January 2, 1968
Letter: To Herman Abromson of the LIBC from Elsie Lieber of Public Relations at The Nassau Library System. Dated "January 2, 1968." Typed on The Nassau Library System letterhead.
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November 13, 1966
Memo: For LIBC members regarding the first meeting of the LIBC held at the home of Herman Abromson in Rockville Centre on November 13, 1966. Date of memo presumed to be shortly after that time. Typed.
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June 9, 1967
Letter: To "Mr. Abromson" from John F. Guido. Dated "9 June 1967." Typed on Hofstra University Letterhead.
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January 12, 1969
Award: "Presented to Herman Abromson ... From the Long Island Book Collectors." Dated "January 12, 1969." Hand-designed on paper with ink.
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June 11, 1992
Auction Catalog: Modern Literature Including Fantasy & Science Fiction from the Epstein Family Collection and Selections from the Abromson Collection of Christopher Morley. Auction to be held on "Thursday, June 11, 1992" at Swann Galleries in New York, NY. This is Swann Galleries' 159th public auction sale.
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May 16, 1967
Letter: To Ceil Thayer from Herman Abromson. Dated "May 16, 1967." Handwritten on personalized letterhead.
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List: "Morley Items Sought by Herman Abromson." nd. Handwritten.
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January, 1977
Course Bulletin: This Spring at The New School - Rare Books: A Guide to Collecting, Appreciating, and Selling Antiquarian Books. Lists available courses and dates. Given at the New School for Social Research in New York, NY. Dated January 1977.
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May 3 - 4, 1980
Flyer: "The Long Island Antiquarian Book Dealers Assn. Book Fair" to be held on "Saturday, May 3" and "Sunday, May 4, [1980]" at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.
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May 3 - 4, 1980
Brochure: "Book Fair of The Long Island Antiquarian Book Dealers Association" held "May 3 & 4, 1980" at Hofstra University. Lists exhibitors.
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nd
Bookplate Mock-up: Pen/ink mock-up for a Herman Abromson bookplate. Features caricature of William Saroyan. nd.
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Bookplate: Herman Abromson bookplate featuring William Saroyan. Sepic background with white lettering. nd.
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June 11, 1979
Publication: AB Bookman's Weekly for the Specialist Book World. Dated "June 11, 1979." Features a B/W photograph of Herman Abromson at his 70th birthday celebration on the front page. Photograph nd.
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June 30, 1969
Publication: First page of AB Bookman's Weekly for the Specialist Book World. Dated "June 30, 1969."
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November 1, 19?
Newspaper Article: "Books and Authors" by James H. Bready. From The Sun, Baltimore, November 1, year unknown. Original clipping.
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nd
Flyer: "Joys of Book Collecting: Three Lectures for the Rockville Centre Public Library." Lists lectures and dates. Features a Christopher Morley bookplate graphic in the bottom left corner.
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nd
Memorial Pamphlet: "In Memory of Christopher Morley." Printed by The Christopher Morley Knothole Association. Features 8 poems by Morley and a chronological list of his major works. A B/W phograph of Morley, and his date of birth, "May 5, 1890," is feartured on the front cover. nd.
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May, 1992
Newsletter: Knothole: The Newsletter of the Christopher Morley Knothole Association. Dated "May - 1992."
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nd
Letter: "The Christopher Morley Knothole Association" letterhead. 1 blank sheet.
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October 4, 1974
Memo: For LIBC members regarding the planning of an exhibition of Christopher Morley's first edition Golden Florins to be shown from October to December 1975. Dated "October 4, 1974" from Erica Doctorow, Head of the Fine Arts Library at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY.
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nd
Holiday Greeting: Features poem "Winter Dusk" by Sara Teasdale. Signed "Helen & Herman." Typed on paper with B/W border. nd.
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January, 1988?
Death Notice: LIBC announcement of the death of Herman Abromson, founder of the LIBC. Dated January 1988?
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November 7, 1988
Memorandum: "In Memory of Herman Abromson 1909-1988." From AB November 7, 1988. Original copy.
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October 16, 1988
Newspaper Obituary: For Herman Abromson. From The New York Times, Sunday, October 16 1988. Original copy.
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October 13, 1988
Newspaper Article: "Herman Abromson, Book Lover, Dies at 79." From The Rockville Center News & Owl 10/13/88. Photocopy.
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October 11, 1988
Newspaper Article: "Herman Abromson, 79, Book Collector." From Newsday, Tuesday, October 11, 1988. 1 original clipping and 1 photocopy.
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January 8, 1989
Memorial Invitation: For Herman Abromson by the LIBC. Memorial to be held by the LIBC on January 8, 1989 at The Bryant Library in Roslyn, NY. Front cover signed by members of the LIBC. Front cover features Abromson's name and his Christopher Morley book plate graphic. The verso of the cover features a B/W photograph of Abromson.
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January 2, 1988
Card: To the LIBC from Nina Feldman, daughter of Herman Abromson, expressing regret for not being able to attend the January 8th homage for Abromson. Dated January 2, 1988. Handwritten.
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nd
Bookplate: B/W sketch featuring text "A Collector's List; Herman Abromson" and Christopher Morley's signature. nd. Attached to letter from Helen Abromson to Janet Jurist.
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November 16, 1988
Letter: To Janet Jurist from Helen Abromson regarding Herman Abromson's bookplates. Dated "November 16, 1988." Typed. Attached is a Herman Abromson bookplate.
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December 26, 1988
Letter: To Janet Jurist from Tom Dunn, editor and publisher of The Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris in College Point, NY, regarding Herman Abromson's LIBC homage. Dated "26 December 1988." Typed on The Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris letterhead.
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September 16, 1978
Letter: To Tom Dunn from Herman Abromson regarding Abromson's Christopher Morley collection. Dated "Sept. 16, 1978." Handwritten on personalized letterhead. Features a copy of Christopher Morley's bookplate in the bottom left corner. Envelope is attached.
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January 3, 1988
Letter: To "Helen and friends of Herman" from Robert Fleck, of Oak Knoll Books in New Castle, DE, expressing regret for not being able to attend the January 8th homage for Herman Abromson. Dated "1/3/88." Handwritten on Oak Knoll Books letterhead.
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Janaury 8, 1988
Tribute Speech: For Herman Abromson from Janet Jurist. [Read at the January 8th, 1988 homage.] Typed.
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Janaury 9, 1989
Letter: To Janet Jurist from Anna Lou Ashby regarding Herman Abromson's memorial service and a tribute essay for Abromson she would like Jurist to pass on. Dated "1-9-89." Typed on The Pierpont Morgan Library stationary. The tribute essay is attached.
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Tribute Essay: On Herman Abromson by Anna Lou Ashby. Ashby submitted the essay to Janet Jurist to be passed on. Typed. nd. The accompanying letter to Janet Jurist is attached.
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January 8, 1988
Tribute Speech: For Herman Abromson. Author unknown. [Read at the January 8th, 1988 homage.] Typed.
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January 8, 1988
Tribute Speech: For Herrman Abromson from Paulette Greene. [Read at the January 8th, 1988 homage.] Typed.
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January 8, 1989
Photographs: 6 color photographs of various speakers at the memorial service for Herman Abromson held on January 8th, 1989. Enclosed with various notes and a letter in an envelope addressed to Janet Jurist from Carol Landau. Includes envelope with the following letter and various notes addressed to Janet Jurist from Carol Landau.
Handwritten notes: Names, addresses, phone numbers, and tasks of various LIBC members. Some regarding January 8th, 1989 memorial service for Herman Abromson.
Letter: To Janet Jurist from Carol Landau regarding the January 8th, 1989 memorial service for Herman Abromson. Handwritten on personalized letterhead.

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1992
Newsletter: The Trumpet: An Occasional Newsletter from Swann Galleries. Volume 6, Number 4, Spring/Summer 1992. Half of back page is missing.
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1992
Newsletter: The Trumpet: An Occasional Newsletter from Swann Galleries. Volume 7, Number 1, Autumn 1992. Addressed to Janet Jurist.
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