Seymour Adelman Personal Work
Scope and Contents
This collection contains works created by or directly related to Seymour Adelman. In addition to being an avid collector, he was also an amateur illustrator and amateur print-maker. The collection contains:
1) 17 hand-drawn cartoons on board. 2) 3 different pulls of an identical print of a boxing match. 3) Framed memorial poster from the Free Library of Philadephia. 4) Small book describing Adelman's collection of artworks.
- Adelman, Seymour, 1906-1985 (Person)
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
This collection is open for research. Records containing personal or confidential student information may be used subject to the discretion of the president of the college.
Copyright and Rights Information
The Seymour Adelman Personal Work collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library.
Biographical / Historical
Seymour Adelman was a Philadelphia based collector of prints, letters, and ephemera. Although he worked in real-estate – a family business – he is most well known for his extensive collecting habits. Adelman has no direct relation to Bryn Mawr, but was invited to visit by James Tanis, the director Canaday Library. The then newly build library offered Adelman an office and a space to house his collection, and this formed the relationship between Bryn Mawr College and Adelman.
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This collection contains works created by or directly related to Seymour Adelman. In addition to being an avid collector, he was also an amateur illustrator and amateur print-maker.
Also contained here is a book describing Adelman's collection of art and objects. This book might be helpful in researching the objects in other collections and in the Art and Artifact Collection
- Elliot Krasnopoler
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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