Building Special Collections from Scratch: The Artists’ Books Collection at the University of Denver

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Levine-Clark, Michael, “Building Special Collections from Scratch: The Artists’ Books Collection at the University of Denver,” ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter Virtual Conference,” November 3, 2011.

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Building Special Collections from Scratch: The Artists’ Books Collection at the University of Denver

  1. 1. Building Special CollectionsFrom Scratch: The Artists’Books Collection at theUniversity of DenverARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter Virtual ConferenceNovember 3, 2011Michael Levine-ClarkCollections LibrarianUniversity of Denver
  2. 2. Special Collections at DUBefore 2004  Unfunded  Haphazard  ReactiveSince 2004  Budgeted  Planned  Proactive
  3. 3. Overall Humanities Collection StrategyMonographs/jour nals  Transition to digitalDigital primary source collectionsPrint special collections
  4. 4. We Have a Budget. Now what?Add to existing collections  Cookery, dance , books on booksFind a niche  Fine press / artists’ books  Skiing
  5. 5. Why Artists’ Books?Reasonably affordableExisting interest on campusAntidote to electronic resourcesAbility to create a unique collection
  6. 6. FundingA little more each year  $20-50,000Supplement with endowed funds  About $100,000 annually
  7. 7. The Collection739 books  Mostly contemporary  Book as object  Collections within the collection  Colorado & the west  Shakespeare  Miniature books  Cookery, dance, etc.
  8. 8. What is a Book?
  9. 9. Shakespeare42 Books1893 (Kelmscott)- Present
  10. 10. Laura WaitColorado artist15 booksPersonal Papers
  11. 11. How Much Does it Cost?Fiscal Year ExpenditureFY 2004 $2,963FY 2005 $2,721FY 2006 $11,384FY 2007 $16,257FY 2008 $72,769FY 2009 $98,723FY 2010 $108,338FY 2011 $58,889Total $372,004
  12. 12. If You Build It, They Will Come
  13. 13. Thank YouMichael Levine-Clarkmichael.levine-clark@du.edu

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