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M-379: Ruth Bryant Collection

Repository: St. Louis Mercantile Library Special Collections

Title: M-379: Ruth Bryant Collection

Date: 1980-2014

Extent: 46 monographs and 1.5 linear feet of archival materials

Location note: Vault (monographs) and Archives (archival materials)

Language: English and french

Abstract: The Ruth Bryant Collection is a collection of books, ephemera, art, and correspondence from Ruth's time as the on the Library Award Committee of the Saint Louis Literary Award, as well as materials from Ruth's personal collections.

Scope and Content note: The Ruth Bryant Collection consists of three series. Series One is books that were donated as part of the collection. These 46 books were largely acquired during Ruth's time on the Literary Award Committee of the Saint Louis Literary Award, and are often inscribed to Ruth and/or signed by the author.

Series Two is archival material related to the Saint Louis Literary Award and Ruth's collecting passions.

Series Three consists of art collected by Ruth.

Controlled Access Headings:

Personal Name(s)

  • Bryant, Ruth
  • Didion, Joan
  • Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
  • Levitte, Jean-David
  • Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
  • Prince Andrew, Duke of York, 1960-
  • Thatcher, Margaret
  • Wolfe, Tom


  • St. Louis Mercantile Library Association
  • St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri -- St. Louis

Conditions Governing Access note: This collection is open for research. A PDF finding aid including an inventory of the collection is available.

Conditions Governing Use note: Some of the material in this collection may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and the judgment of Library staff.  Library staff members reserve the right to deny reproduction services for any reason at any time.

Copyright Information: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Fee Services: Fees associated with staff research time, cost recovery in reproductions processing time and materials, and licensing may apply.

Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is "From the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UM - St. Louis."