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Stanley S. Slotkin Printed Book Leaves Collection

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ID: SC/SSB

Primary Creator: Slotkin, Stanley S. (1905-1997)

Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet

Forms of Material: Paper records

Languages: English, French, German, Latin, Arabic, Greek,Modern(1453-), Welsh, Hebrew

Abstract

Stanley S. Slotkin was a successful Los Angeles businessman who owned the medical and party supply rental company Abbey Rents. He was also an avid collector of antique bibles and other rare books, amassing hundreds of thousands of books which he also regularly donated to various museums, universities and libraries across the United States. In the 1960s, Slotkin began to donate individual leaves from books to institutions rather than whole works, as he felt intact books were too often locked away where they could not be seen. The collection consists of 22 of these individual leaves donated by Slotkin, which he removed from various religious texts. Each leaf is mounted onto a sheet of paper which also includes a facsimile of the cover page of the work the leaf was originally from.

Biographical Note

Stanley S. Slotkin was a successful Los Angeles businessman who owned the medical and party supply rental company Abbey Rents. He was also an avid collector of antique bibles and other rare books, amassing hundreds of thousands of books which he also regularly donated to various museums, universities, churches, and libraries across the United States. In the 1960s, Slotkin began to donate individual leaves from books to institutions rather than whole works, as he felt intact books were too often locked away where they could not be seen. He dismembered a number of books, and  donated sets of pages to any institution that would agree to display them publically. He was also heavily interested in archaeology, cosmetic medicine, and recreational diving and contributed philanthropically to a number of causes throughout his life.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Stanley S. Slotkin Printed Book Leaves Collection consists of 22 of individual leaves donated by Slotkin, which he removed from various religious texts. Each leaf is mounted onto a sheet of paper which also includes a facsimile of the cover page of the work the leaf was originally from.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Stanley S. Slotkin

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Jessica Geiser, 2013


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Item 1: Leaf from a French Bible, 1495Save to your list.
Item 2: Leaf from a Latin Religious Work, 1496Save to your list.
Item 3: Leaf from Hippocrates in Greek and Latin, 1500Save to your list.
Item 4: Leaf from a Work by Galen of Pergamon, 1515Save to your list.
Item 5: Leaf from a Greek Bible, 1557Save to your list.
Item 6: Leaf from a Martin Luther Bible, 1574Save to your list.
Item 7: Leaf from a Welsh Bible, 1579Save to your list.
Item 8: Leaf from a Hebrew-Latin Bible, 1591Save to your list.
Item 9: Leaf from a Mishna, 1602Save to your list.
Item 10: Leaf from a Hebrew Bible, 5369 A.M. [1612 C.E.]Save to your list.
Item 11: Leaf from a Roman Missale, 1624Save to your list.
Item 12: Leaf from Acts and Monuments: of matters most special and memorable, happening in the Church, with an universall Historie of the same, 1631Save to your list.
Item 13: Leaf from a Roman Missale, 1635Save to your list.
Item 14: Leaf from a Work by Dr. Johannes Baptistae Von Helmonti, 1667Save to your list.
Item 15: Leaf from a Roman Missale, 1677Save to your list.
Item 16: Leaf from A Commentary Upon the Historical Books of the Old Testament by Dr. Symon Patrick, 1678Save to your list.
Item 17: Leaf from A New History of the Holy Bible from the Beginning of the World to the Establishment of Christianity, 1702Save to your list.
Item 18: Leaf from a Scottish Bible, 1705Save to your list.
Item 19: Leaf from a Scottish Bible, 1715Save to your list.
Item 20: Leaf from a Commentary on the Koran by Mohammed Ben Garir El Tabri, circa 1245 A.H. [1829 C.E.]Save to your list.
Item 21: Leaf from Commentary on the Koran, 1276 A.H. [1859 C.E.]Save to your list.
Item 22: Leaf from a Koran, 1293 A.H. [1876 C.E.]Save to your list.

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