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Curt A. Zimansky Collection of Prints Edit




  • Undated (Creation)


  • 2.00 folders (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Educator and collector. 32 prints and drawings, mostly of British celebrities of the 18th and 19th centuries, removed from books.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Curt A. Zimansky collection of prints consists of thirty-two prints and drawings collected by Professor Zimansky in and before 1951. He bought them in New York and San Francisco, where many of the pictures had doubtless been removed from old books. Most of the subjects are portraits of British celebrities of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. There are also colored prints showing occupations of common people, including bat-fowling, otter hunting, and pike fishing.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

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

  • Method of Acquisition

    Mrs. Margaret L. Zimansky donated this collection to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1998.

  • Preferred Citation

    Curt A. Zimansky Collection of Prints, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

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