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Asao Shimura-Gary Frost Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: msc0934

Scope and Contents

Shimura wrote to Frost in 1977 to request the latter bind a small edition of a book. This led to a continuing correspondence (only Shimuras letters to Frost are present here) in which Shimura reports on his extensive travel, attendance at international paper conferences, and his international public speaking tours (including visits to Chicago and New York and stays with Frost). At the beginning of the correspondence, Gary Frost was a book conservator at the Newberry Library; by its end he had moved to New York City as a conservation instructor in the Columbia University Library School. As a means of introducing Shimura more widely to an U.S. audience, Frost reviewed several of his miniature books in the April 1983 issue of Fine Print. The letter files include printed and ephemeral materials documenting Shimuras work and travel. A large group of his miniature books with Bunseido Press and Cannabis Press imprints, most on papermaking subjects, has been re-housed to the Charlotte Smith Collection of Miniature Books (which contains a similar, and similarly extensive, collection).

Dates

  • 1977-1988

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Extent

0.25 linear foot

Language of Materials

English

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Gary Frost, 2000.
Author
Sid Huttner
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5921
319-335-5900 (Fax)