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Howard J. Garber Letter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Spec-Coll-00036

Scope and Content

Dr. Howard Garber, who donated the materials in the Howard J. Garber Letter Collection, is a former Clevelander and alumnus of Case Western Reserve University. Between 1979 and 1993, Dr. Garber donated over 2,000 autograph letters, documents and books to the Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections. Dr. Garber's interest in history, particularly British royalty led to his affinity for collecting manuscripts. The collection focuses primarily on political, historical and literary figures in Great Britain and includes signatures of all the Prime Ministers and First Lords of the Treasury. Many interesting items can be found in the collection, including letters from Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning Thomas Hardy, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, King George III, and Virginia Woolf. Descriptions of the Garber Collection books containing autographs and tipped-in letters can be found in the Kelvin Smith Library online catalog.

Dates

  • 1604-1989

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access to this material.

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on use of this material.

Extent

12.42 linear feet

Overview

Dr. Howard Garber, who donated the materials in the Howard J. Garber Letter Collection, is a former Clevelander and alumnus of Case Western Reserve University. Between 1979 and 1993, Dr. Garber donated over 2,000 autograph letters, documents and books to the Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections. Dr. Garber's interest in history, particularly British royalty led to his affinity for collecting manuscripts. The collection focuses primarily on political, historical and literary figures in Great Britain and includes signatures of all the Prime Ministers and First Lords of the Treasury. Many interesting items can be found in the collection, including letters from Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning Thomas Hardy, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, King George III, and Virginia Woolf. Descriptions of the Garber Collection books containing autographs and tipped-in letters can be found in the Kelvin Smith Library online catalog.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the author.

Acquisition Information

This collection was the gift of Howard J. Garber to Case Western Reserve University, given between 1979 to 1993.
Title
Finding aid for the Howard J. Garber Letter Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Special Collections staff
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland OH 44106-7151 United States
216.368.0189