Libraries and Media Services, Records.
Department of Special
Collections and Archives, Publications
Prepared by Cara Gilgenbach, April 12, 2002; Updated February 2014.
3 record storage boxes, 1 half-size record storage box, 1 flat oversize
box, and 1 large poster folder 4.0 cubic feet; 11th floor
Scope and Content
This collection contains publications produced by the Department of Special
Collections and Archives, part of Kent State University's Libraries and Media
Services. Publications include books, periodicals, occasional papers, exhibition
catalogs, poems, and other miscellaneous items dating from 1968 through the
present. Publications are arranged in series, listed below, and in chronological
order within each series. Some publications are available for purchase through
the department. Call for details (330-672-2270).
American Literature: An Exhibition Celebrating the Addition of the
500,000th Volume to the Kent State University Libraries, 1968
The B. George Ulizio Collection of English & American Literature:
An Exhibition on the Occasion of the Dedication of the Kent State University
Paul Leicester Ford and Albion Winegar Tourgee: An Exhibition of Their
Books from the Personal Collections of Paul Z. DuBois and Dean H. Keller,
Sources of Science and Technology: An Exhibit of One Hundred and one
Books and Documents Showing the Development of Physical Science, Mathematics
and Technology in the West, 1972
Nathaniel Hawthorne: The College Experience. An Exhibition form the
Collection of C. E. Frazer Clark, Jr., 1974
The One Millionth Volume: An Exhibition to Celebrate the Addition of
the One Millionth Volume to the Kent State University Libraries, 1974
The Feiss Collection: An Exhibition of Books from the Library of Paul
L. Feiss in the Kent State University Libraries, 1975
Signatures of the Presidents of the United States, 1975.
Children's Books, 1976
English Literature, 1729-1929, 1977
Rockwell Kent: An Exhibition of Books Written and Illustrated by
Rockwell Kent from the Library of Harry Kamens, 1977
William Carlos Williams: An Exhibition, 1979
Father's Day: An Exhibition of Books by Fathers & Children,
Display from the Mariana Collection: 163rd Commemoration of the Birth
of Baha 'U' Llah, 1980
Across the Gulfs Between the Worlds: Ohio's Contribution to Science
Fiction & Fantasy, 1981
The Photographer's Art: An Exhibition of Prints & Books on
In the Wind of Wonder: An Exhibition of Selections from the Papers of
James Broughton, 1981
Arkham House/Mycroft & Moran: An Exhibition of Limited Edition
Books Published by the Foremost Publisher of Fantasy and Macabre Fiction in
This, or Any, Generation, 1983
The Open Theater: A 20th Annivarsary Exhibition Drawn from the
Company's Archives and the Papers of Joseph Chaikin, Jean-Claude van Itallie
and Marianne de Pury-Thompson, 1983
1966-1983: An Exhibition of 100 Significant Books Acquired by the Kent
State University during Hyman W. Kritzer's Tenure as Director of University
Libraries, 1966-1983, 1983
Charles Brockden Brown's "Edgar Huntly": The Making of a Critical
Tennessee Williams, 1911-1983: An Exhibition of the Work of America's
Greatest Playwright, 1984
"Black Mountain Review": A 30th Anniversary Exhibit, 1984
Masters of 19th Century British Color Printing: 58 books from the
personal collection of Professor Charles S. Felver of California State
University, Chico, 
Charles Clinch Bubb and the Clerk's Press, 1986
Stephen R. Donaldson: An Exhibition, 1985
The Spirit Between the Lines: An Exhibition of Translations, 1987
High Spots from the Collections of Matthew J. Bruccoli in the Kent
State University Libraries: An Exhibition, 1988
A Gallery of Sinister Perspectives: An Exhibition of Highlights form
the Borowitz True Crime Collection, 1990
Ten Plays, An Opera and a Movie: Moments from the Career of Robert
Lewis: An Exhibition Selected from His Papers, 1991
The Art of P. Craig Russell, 1992
van Itallie Hurrah: The Life & Work of an American Playwright,
Maggie & Mudge & May: The Books and Manuscripts of Cynthia
An Exhibition of the Arthur Machen Collection of Albert I. and Helen O.
Borowitz: A Handlist, 1994
"Let all the number of stars give light...": Selections from the
Performing Arts Collection of A. J. Flogge. Introduction by Robert
Bookbindings, Examples from Kent's Collection, An Exhibit: Spring
Semester 1996. "Three hundred copies of this catalogue have been produced,
one hundred and twenty-five of which have been bound in marbled paper wrappers
which were created by Jan Sobota," 1996
Blood & Ink: An Exhibition of Highlights from the Borowitz True
Crime Collection, 2002
Mysteries of the East End: Jack the Ripper in Print and Popular
Culture, Selections from the Borowitz Crime Collection, 2005
Incunabula in the Kent State University Libraries: A guide to holdings with historical annotations regarding the works, authors, and printers from the infancy of printing, 2006
Dimensions of Wonderland: From Alice's Adventures Under Ground to Beyond the Moon, 2007
Musical Mysteries. Items from the Borowitz Collection. Fall 2010
The Nature of Natural Science: An exhibition of books and archives in Special Collections. 2011
A Doorway to the Work of W.S. Merwin, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2010-11, 2011
Bibliomysteries: Bound by Crime, 2012
Publishers' Canvassing Books in Special Collections and Archives, Kent State University, 2012
From Crime to Culture: The 25th Anniversary of the Borowitz Collection, 2013
Box 2: Occasional Papers
Wright, Richard. Letters to Joe C. Brown. Edited with an
Introduction by Thomas Knipp. Preface by Hyman W. Kritzer. First series, no.
Katz, Joseph. Rare Books and Very Special Collections. Preface by
Dean H. Keller. First series, no. 2, 1969.
Bennett, Josiah Q. The Cataloguing Requirements of the Book Division of
a Rare Book Library. Introduction by Hyman W. Kritzer. First series, no.
3, 1969. Second printing, revised and corrected, 1972.
Bruccoli, Matthew J. Mere Collectors' Items. Introductory Remarks
by Robert I. White, Introduction by Hyman W. Kritzer. First series, no. 4,
Apseloff, Stanford S. James T. Ferrell: A Visit to Chicago.
Introduction by James T. Ferrell. First series, no. 5, 1969.
Six Poems/Seven Prints. Alex Gildzen, editor. First series, no. 6,
1971. Poems by:
Mary Ann Begland Sacco
Commager, Henry Steele. The University and the Community of
Learning. First series, no. 7, 1979.
Grossinger, Richard. Grossinger's: Two Sections from The Book of the
Cranberry Islands. First series, no. 8, 1972. Cover drawing by Ira Joel
A Festschrift for Djuna Barnes on Her 80th Birthday. First series,
no. 9, 1972.
Commager, Henry Steele. Individualism, Virtue and the Common
Wealth. Introduction by Don L. Tolliver. Second series, no.1, 1985.
Donaldson, Stephen R. Epic Fantasy in the Modern World: A Few
Observations. Cover by P. Craig Russell. Second series, no. 2, 1986.
van Itallie, Jean-Claude. Calcutta. Cover drawing by Owen
Fabricant. Second series, no. 3, 1987.
Miller, Alicia Metcalf. Library Genes & Other Considerations: A
Remembrance of Keyes DeWitt Metcalf. Wood engravings by Eric May. Second
series, no. 4, 1989.
Chester, Alfred. Divertissement De Coin De Rue. Introduction by
Edward Field. Second series, no. 5, 1990.
Borowitz, Albert. Eternal Suspect: The Tragedy of Alexander
Sukhovo-Kobylin. Second series, no. 6, 1990.
Taggart, John. Prompted. Poems by John Taggart. Drawings by
Bradford Graves. Second series, no. 7, 1991.
Van Dyke, Henry. Fuji. Second series, no. 8, 1993.
Machen, Arthur. "...a little causerie about things in general
...": Arthur Machen's Notes in Montegomery Evans' Set of The Caerlton
Edition of the Works of Arthur Machen. Introduction by Donald M.
Hassler. Third series, no. 1, 1994.
Stoneburner, Tony. Ralph Hodgson and the Kenyon Connexion: A
Reconstructed Letter with a Prelude, Two Interludes and a Postlude.
Introduction by Jack Matthews. Third series, no 2, 1994.
Butterick, George F. "Charles Olson and the Development of a New
American Poetics," From a Previously Unpublished Essay by George F.
Butterick. Edited by Richard Blevins. Third series, no. 3, 1996.
Borowitz, Albert. Which the Justice Which the Thief? The Life and
Influence of Eugène-François Vidocq. Third series, no. 4, 1997.
Lynd, Staughton. Labor History, Oral History, and May 4. Third
series, no. 5, 1998.
Marovitz, Sanford E. Humanizing the Ideal: Melville and the Greeks.
Third series, no. , 2001.
Jensen, Pamela. Some Thoughts on the Value of a Liberal
Education. Third series, no. 7, 2004. Introduction by Mark Weber. [Text
of a speech given by Jensen at the 2003 Friends of the KSU Libraries dinner.]
Allen, W. B. Radicals and Librarians: Finding Inspiration in
Black History. Fourth series, no. 1, 2005. Foreword by Mark Weber. [Text
of speech delivered by William B. Allen in a Black History Month lecture,
February 22, 2005.]
Balch, Stephen.Why We Should Study the Constitution and Its Architects. Fourth series, no. 2, 2007. Introduction by Mark W. Weber. [Text of speech delivered by Stephen Balch, a Constitution Day lecture delivered at Kent State University September 23, 2006.]
Duncan, Robert. Medieval Scenes, 1950 and 1959. With a Preface by
the author and an Afterword by Robert Bertholf. 1978.
Bowman, George A. The Importance of Quality Education and Good
Teaching: Selected Addresses by George A. Bowman, President of Kent State
University, November 18, 1944-July 1, 1963. Foreword by Phillip R.
Fuldheim, Dorothy. The House I Live In. Friends of the Kent State
University Libraries Publication Number One. 1980.
Izant, Grace Goulder. Some Early Ohio Libraries. Friends of the
Kent State University Libraries Publication Number Two. 1981.
Snyder, Gary. Manzanita, A Keepsake of the Dedication of the
Kent State University Library 9/10 April 1971. 1971. [OVERSIZE BOX]
Mark Twain to General Grant. Department of Special Collections
Hart Crane to Charles Harris. February 20, 1926. Department of Special
Collections Keepsake on the Occasion of the Dedication of a Monument to Hart
Crane at Garrettsville, Ohio, November 20, 1978. 1978.
Casale, Ottavio M. An Unpublished Thoreau Letter. Friends of the Kent
State University Libraries Keepsake. 1979.
Map of the Western Reserve and the Firelands. 1833. Friends of the Kent
State University Libraries Keepsake. [no date].
Seasonal Greetings. Music from The Polycronicon. December 1972.
Seasonal Greetings. Nativity from the Humanae Salutis Monumenta of Aarias
Montanus. December 1973.
One Millionth Volume Celebration. Invitations, 1974.
Membership Brochure. Friends of the Kent State University Libraries, 1978.
Membership Brochure. Friends of the Kent State University Libraries, 1991.
Special Collections Handbook, 1978.
Special Collections Handbook Cover, 1978.
Bookmarks. 1981 (set of 5: Nuremberg Chronicle woodcuts (3
different images); initial letter "K" from the Kelmscott Chaucer, 1896; image
from the Polycronicon, 1495).
Doug Moore, University Photographer, 14 September-20 November 1987.
[exhibition announcement], 1987.
Postcards. (Set of 5 campus scenes: Prof. C. S. Van Deusen in front of
Kent Hall; Bookstore across from campus next to the Brady; Blackbird Lake;
procession from the "tabernacle"; Reading Room in the Library when it was in
the Administration Building), [no date]
"Melville's World: A Pictorial Chronology/Melville's Mind: An Artistic
Commentary." [exhibition announcement and invitation], [no date]
Memorial Booklet: Hyman W. Kritzer, Director of Libraries & Media
Matthews, Jack. "The Landowner Contemplates His Land." 500 copies.
van Itallie, Jean-Claude. "In That Early Time." Published in an edition of
200 copies to celebrate the conferral by KSU of an Honorary Doctor of Humane
Letters Degree upon Jean-Claude van Itallie. August 27, 1977.
Broughton, James. "Packing Up for Paradise." 600 copies. December 1977.
Blevins, Richard. "The Death of O." 350 copies. 1978.
Perreault, John. "Alone in Barcelona." 400 copies. 1979.
Chaikin, Joseph. "Character." Published in an edition of 50 copies to mark
the awarding of a Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Joseph Chaikin by Kent
State University, December 15, 1990. [OVERSIZE BOX]
Zimmer, Paul J. "The Philosophy of Ears." Winter Poetry Broadside No.
5. 1994. 1,000 copies.
Jama, Stephen. "each sounding's its answer," a tribute to the four
students killed on the Kent State University campus, May 4, 1970. Spring 1995.
100 copies printed on Gutenberg Laid; 26 lettered copies printed on Roma
Tiziano at The Type High Press. Signed by the author. [OVERSIZE BOX]
Harshman, Marc. "Gloria/Lake Erie." December 5, 1995. 100 copies.
Davis, Kathe. "My Son Makes My Mother's Potato Soup in Prague." Winter
Poetry Broadside No. 10. 2000. 700 copies. Linocut by Eric May.
Metras, Gary. "The Apple in Room 203." "Published in an edition of 300 for
'A Celebration of Small Press Publishing' March 7th and 8th, 2001, Kent State
University. Design and Printing by Eric May at the Type High Press, School of
Art, Visual Communication Design." [OVERSIZE BOX]
Orlowsky, Dzvinia. "A Handful of Bees." "Published in an edition of 300
for 'A Celebration of Small Press Publishing' March 7th and 8th, 2001, Kent
State University. Design and Printing by Eric May at the Type High Press,
School of Art, Visual Communication Design." [OVERSIZE BOX]
Hassler, Donald M. "One Salty Lesson." Winter Poetry Broadside No.
11. 2001. 1,000 copies.
Hassler, David. "Reaching to a Sky of Soba." Winter Poetry Broadside
No. 12. 2002. Illustration by Hannah Middleton. [OVERSIZE BOX]
"Ivy Green." Winter Poetry Broadside No. 13. 2003. [Reproduction of
a Victorian-era street ballad from the Borowitz Collection]
"Excerpt from a letter written by Maria Kent to her son William."
Winter Broadside No. 1. January 2004.
Oversize Folder: Posters
"A Gallery of Sinister Perspectives: Highlights from: The Borowitz True
Crime Collection" [exhibition announcement], 1990.
25th Anniversary Celebration Events, 1993
"Sources of Science and Technolog" [exhibition announcement], 1973.
As one of Ohio's top universities, Kent State offers the resources and facilities of a large university with the friendly, casual atmosphere of a liberal arts college. Enroll today to start pursuing your future at one of the best colleges in Ohio. We've been educating successful graduates for over 100 years; join us today.
Kent State University Kent, Ohio 44242 Phone: 330-672-3000