NORMAN, HASKELL F. Records re 100 Books Famous in Medicine
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Haskell F. Norman: Papers Relating to Exhibition and Catalogue of
100 Books Famous in Medicine, 1992-1995


Main Entry
Norman, Haskell F., collector.

Papers relating to exhibition and catalog: One hundred books famous in medicine, 1992-1995.

Physical Description
9 boxes
ca. 40 photographs

Historical/Biographical Note
Grolier Club member Haskell F. Norman, a psychiatrist from California, collected historically important medical texts for over thirty years. In 1991 Jeremy H. Norman & Co. published a catalog, The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine, edited by Diana H. Hook. Dr. Norman then conceived and organized the exhibition “One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine,” held at the Grolier Club in the fall of 1994. The compiler of the Norman Library catalog created a catalogue for the exhibition in early 1993. The text originally prepared for the catalog was reviewed by Hope Mayo, John Parascandala and G. Thomas Tanselle; Hope Mayo then edited the catalog text that was published under the title One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine late in 1995.

Scope and Contents Note
Background material on the books and authors exhibited, photographs, correspondence and planning documents from Haskell F. Norman, Jeremy Norman and the Grolier Club. Also: typescript of the first draft of the catalog edited by Diana Hook and comments on it by Hope Mayo, John Parascandala and G. Thomas Tanselle and typescript of the catalog edited by Hope Mayo (1995) Collection includes text for the exhibition labels, galley proofs and page proofs from the Stinehour Press and a binder’s dummy for the cover.

General Note
Title devised by cataloger.

Ownership and Custodial History
Material for published (1995) catalog edited, organized and collected by Hope Mayo.

Hook, Diana H., 1955-, ed.
Mayo, Hope, ed.
Norman, Haskell F.
Norman, Haskell F. Correspondence.
Norman, Jeremy.
Norman, Jeremy M. Correspondence.
Parascandala, John P.
Tanselle, Thomas G. (George Thomas), 1934-
Grolier Club.
Meriden-Stinehour Press, printer.

Medicine. Bibliography. Exhibitions.
Medicine. History.

Binders dummies. United States. 20th century.
Galley proofs. United States. 20th century.
Page proofs. United States. 20th century.
Typescripts. United States. 20th century.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Editors. United States. 20th century.

Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022.


This collection consists of: material generated by Haskell F. Norman, and Jeremy Norman & Co.; material donated by Hope Mayo; and the final page proofs sent from the Stinehour Press, the Grolier Club maintained its own files of work on the exhibition by the exhibition coordinators. These files are listed following the inventory but are not included with this collection. They are housed at the Club.

Box 1
Source material on authors and work to be exhibited: A to P.

Box 2
Source material on authors and works to be exhibited: R to Z.
Material not used.

Box 3
Correspondence A to R.

Box 4
Correspondence S to Z.
List of items for inclusion in the exhibition.

Box 5
Preliminary planning documents. 1992.
Chronological outline and suggested location of copies.
Descriptions. January 1993.
Lenders and insurance values. April 1993.
Descriptions, sources for loans, completed descriptions.
Catalog typescript. 1993.

Box 6
Funding requests [to pharmaceutical company foundations, etc.]. 1992-1993.
Catalog text (1993): galleys, problems and corrections.
Contributors to the catalog descriptions, etc.
Copy for exhibition labels.
Text and descriptions: corrections.
Galleys. October 1994.
Binder’s dummy for exhibition catalog.
Correspondence to be filed.
Miscellaneous (2 folders).

Gazette of the Grolier Club.1994. Includes Haskell F. Norman, “One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine:
notes on the exhibition,” 5-20.

Box 7 [The material in boxes 7 and 8 is from the files of Hope Mayo.]
Catalog text of 1993: readers’ comments on original subsequently cancelled text and portion of the revised
text of 1994 November 19.
Catalog descriptions: H. F. Norman points on revision.
Correspondence relating to revision of text. 1993-1994. Includes 1 bxw photograph (20 x 25 cm.) from one
of the editions (1513-1518) of Eucharius Rosslin, Der swangern Frauwen und Hebammen
Rossgarten. (Photograph from Historical Collection, College of Physicians of Pennsylvania.)
[This image of a woman on a birthing stool was used for the invitation to the exhibition opening.]
Descriptions. revisions and comments by John Parascandala.
Descriptions: revisions and comments by G. Thomas Tanselle.

Descriptions: Appendix, Part I. [Note attached reads: “Not edited; this version abandoned in favor of
complete re-write of copies exhibited section.”
Descriptions: Appendix, Part II.
Descriptions: typescript.
Descriptions: printed version with notation in ink: o.k., larger type.”
Revised catalog: final typescript as sent to press in two parts. [Pages 1-12 of Part I missing.]
Front and back matter for catalog: revisions:
List of lenders
Editorial preface
List of contributors to the catalog
Abbreviations used in the catalog
Checklist for exhibition brochure.

Box 8 [Portfolio box]
First galley proofs: uncorrected.
Second galley proofs, uncorrected.
Page proofs, uncorrected.
Miscellaneous revised page proofs.

Box 9 [Portfolio box]
Stinehour Press: galleys of exhibition catalog (August 1995).

Material in Grolier Club Exhibition Files [not included with this collection]
f. 1 General correspondence and material on insurance and publicity.
f. 2 Loans
f. 3 Correspondence, including letters from Grolier Club to lenders about rescheduling of exhibition.
f. 4 Loan forms and lender correspondence. 1994.
f. 5 Correspondence through May 1993. [This file mainly consists of copies of correspondence
generated by Haskell F. Norman and Jeremy Norman & Co.]
f. 6. Correspondence. May 1993 to January 1995. [This file consists of correspondence generated by
Grolier Club staff coordinating the exhibition: Kimball Higgs and then Nancy Houghton.]

Haskell F. Norman Collection: Off-Site Storage Box Numbers

Box 1 GC302100000231

Box 2 GC302100000232

Box 3 GC302100000233

Box 4 GC302100000234

Box 5 GC302100000235

Box 6 GC302100000236

Box 7 GC302100000237

Box 8 In Grolier Club

Box 9 In Grolier Club

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