Today is the final post highlighting particularly notable items from Llerena Friend’s collection. Of course, there is a great deal of material we have not even discussed, and so this is not the last you’ll see of Dr. Friend’s library. This post focuses on association copies, although I must confess that the last two choices are perhaps here out of personal attachment. Continue reading “Friend Collection Association Copies”
Friend Collection Surprising Finds
This is the third of four posts highlighting especially notable material from the Llerena B. Friend collection – and this post is focused on some of the surprising material that we found in the collection.
Friend Collection Ephemera Highlights
This is the second of four posts highlighting especially notable material from the Llerena B. Friend collection – and this post is focused on the notable ephemera found in the collection.
Dr. Friend was a librarian by profession, as you recall. She was the first director of the Barker Texas History Center – and her work as a librarian shows itself in many ways in the collection. Her attention to collecting ephemera and other small works results in her collection today having material that is especially difficult to find. Continue reading “Friend Collection Ephemera Highlights”
Friend Collection Hertzog Highlights
This is the first of four posts highlighting especially notable material from the Llerena B. Friend collection – and the first post is focused on the most significant items from Friend’s collection of Carl Hertzog.
I will freely admit to this being the hardest of these four highlight posts to do – there is just so much Hertzog material in the collection. A rough count tells us that over 100 of the items in her collection are printed by Hertzog, but these five items are the best of those Hertzog items.
Llerena B. Friend Collection
Special Collections is proud to announce the acquisition of the library of Llerena B. Friend. Her library, consisting of over 700 titles, contains some of the most important books and printed material about Texas in the 20th century and is a significant addition to Special Collections. Continue reading “Llerena B. Friend Collection”