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J. Whirler Pop-up and Children's Literature Archive

 Collection
Identifier: 05-exws_whirler
J. Whirler Books of Portland, Oregon, a bookstore specializing in children's and pop-up books formerly operated by bookseller Trevor Blake, went out of business in 1999. At that time, former Head of Western Michigan University Libraries Special Collections, Tom Amos, contacted Blake and purchased over 1000 books of his remaining stock, many of which were pop-up and moveable books, as well as miniature books. These were added to the department's holdings. In addition, the department received a small archive of catalogs, serials, etc. that had belonged to Blake. This collection is the small archive of miscellaneous items from J. Whirler Books. It consists of articles, newsletters, book fair programs, publisher advertisement bookmarks, catalogs, directories, postcard advertisements, assorted issues of children's literature serials and miscellaneous correspondence to bookseller, Trevor Blake. The books associated with this collection have been cataloged individually and are searchable via Western Michigan University Libraries' online catalog.

Physical Description: The collection is housed in 5 archival boxes (approximately 2.25 linear feet).

Dates

  • 1971-1999
  • Other: Majority of material found within Bulk 1996-1999
  • Other: Date acquired: 1999

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

WMU Special Collections. Non-circulating. Contact department for access.

Extent

5 boxes

Abstract

A collection of materials from a Portland, Oregon, bookstore, J. Whirler Books specializing in children's books and pop-up books. Collection includes articles and newsletters, book fair programs, publisher advertisement bookmarks, catalogs, directories, postcard advertisements, assorted issues of children's literature serials, and misc. correspondence to booksellerThis collection also has a large number of books associated with it (the books are cataloged individually and searchable through the WMU Libraries catalog)

Source of Acquisition

Trevor Blake
Method of Acquisition Purchase

Creator

Title
Inventory of the J. Whirler Pop-up and Children's Literature Archive
Status
completed
Author
Sydney Small
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Waldo Library, Special Collections
Western Michigan University Libraries
1903 W Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5353 US
(269) 387-5221