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Curt A. Zimansky Collection of Prints

Identifier: msc0093

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.


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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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


2.00 folders

0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



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

Method of Acquisition

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

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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