M-157: Pop-Up Book Collection
The Pop-Up Book Collection contains movable books,
children's books, toy cars, puppets, dolls, ornaments and decorations, and
photographs of St. Louis, all collected by Mary Peter. The collection holds
about 100 movable books, including a few reproductions of 19th century as well
as contemporary books in various themes, about 130 toy cars, including Hot
Wheel series from 1969 onward, puppets of different characters, and photographs
capturing scenes in St. Louis.
Date : 1956-1996
Scope and Contents note:
Pop-Up Book Collection comprises of movable books, children’s books, toy cars,
puppets, dolls, ornaments and decorations, and photographs of St. Louis. The
collection is divided into seven series, by subject: 1) Pop-Up Books; 2)
Children’s Books; 3) Toys; 4) Ornaments and Decorations; 5)Correspondences; and
6) Photographs. Series One, Pop-Up Books, contains about 100 pop-up books in
various themes from 1956 to 1996, as well as some reproductions of 19th century
popup books by Lothar Meggendorfer. Contemporary pop-up books include works by
Nick Bantock, David A. Carter, Kees Moerbeek, Keith Moseley, Ib Penick, and
Robert Sabuda. Series Two, Children’s Books, contains three picture books.
Series Three, Toys, contains about 130 toys cars, including Mattel Hot Wheels
series from 1974 onward, puppets of different characters, and dolls. Series
Four, Ornaments and Decorations, contains seasonal ornaments, including hanging
ornaments for Christmas trees, and some figurines. There is a newspaper article
that addresses wooden angel figurines in the collection. Series Five,
Correspondents, contains a greeting card for the Valentine’s Day and a letter
from Mary Peter to director of the library addressing a brief description on the photographs.
Series Six, Photographs, contains a series of black and white as well as color
photographs pertaining to St. Louis. Format varies from small snapshots to
large, matted photographs.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Some of the material in Special Collection M-157 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition.
M-157: Pop-Up Book Collection.(pdf)
M-157: Pop-Up Book Collection.(rtf)
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