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Stanley S. Slotkin early print and manuscript collection MSS 1969/01
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Preferred Citation note

  • Title: Stanley S. Slotkin early print and manuscript collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 1969/01
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: Multiple languages
    Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet 51 broadsides ; 66 x 51 cm.
    Date: 1495-1796
    Abstract: Contains 51 leaves from various Bibles and manuscripts, accompanied by facsimiles of their title-pages.
    Language of Materials note: Arabic, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Latin, Sinhalese, and Welsh.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    The Stanley S. Slotkin early print and manuscript collection was donated to California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) in 1969 by Stanley Slotkin.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Stanley Slotkin (1905-1997) was a prominent Los Angeles businessman and philanthropist who had interests in archaeology and antique books. He was born in New York City, and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. By the 1930s, he opened a medical and party rental business in Saint Louis known as Abbey Rents. The company profited and he eventually moved the company to Los Angeles in 1937.
    As a collector, Slotkin traveled around the world collecting Bibles, musical manuscripts and other rare items. He would often donate many of his antiquities to numerous universities, museums and churches. In many cases, he would remove leaves from books and donate the pages to various learning institutions.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], MSS 1969/01, Stanley S. Slotkin early print and manuscript collection, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, University Library, California State University, Sacramento.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Athenaeus, of Naucratis. Deipnosophistae
    Ettmüller, Michael, 1644-1683
    Foxe, John, 1516-1587
    Hoffmann, Friedrich, 1660-1742
    Lightfoot, John, 1602-1675
    Luther, Martin, 1483-1546
    Patrick, Simon, 1626-1707
    Slotkin, Stanley S.
    Slotkin, Stanley S.
    Stackhouse, Thomas, ca. 1680-1752
    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274
    History of the book
    Paper -- Specimens