DUBANSKY, MINDELL. Papers regarding bookbinding and book conservation commissions, 1981-
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Mindell Dubansky: Papers regarding bookbinding

and book conservation commissions, 1981-2002

 

Title: Papers regarding bookbinding and book conservation commissions

 OCLC /RLIN No. (Unique ID): 744648605

 Dates: 1981-2002

 Extent: 1 box; 1 linear ft.

 Abstract: Notebooks and related material from Mindell Dubanksy's career in bookbinding and book conservation.

 Access Restrictions: Restricted during Dubansky’s lifetime, unrestricted thereafter; Dubansky will review applications for access through Grolier Club.

Preferred Citation: [Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Mindell Dubansky Papers, 1981-2002, The Grolier Club of New York.

About the Finding Aid: This finding aid was prepared in Microsoft Word at the Grolier Club in 2011 and updated by Allison Hughes in March, 2018.

 Provenance: Gift of Mindell Dubansky to Grolier Club, Feb. 2011

 Biographical Note: Mindell Dubansky, a native of Baltimore, Md., received her BFA in Drawing and Printmaking at Carnegie-Mellon University in 1976. She subsequently attended Pratt Institute and from 1981-82 pursued a one-year course in fine bookbinding and book restoration at the Camberwell School of Arts and Craft in London; in 1988 she received an MLS degree, with an advanced certificate in library preservation administration, from Columbia University. Dubansky has been employed by the Thomas J. Watson Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y. since 1982, where she is currently Associate Museum Librarian and head of the Preservation/Conservation Unit. Dubansky has been a member of the Grolier Club since 1990.

 Scope and Contents: Notebooks comprising notes, correspondence, etc. of Dubansky’s freelance bookbinding and book conservation commissions from 1981 on. Although she has been employed as a book conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y. since 1982, she has maintained a freelance conservation practice throughout that period. Also includes a book by Susan Happersett and correspondence.

 Access Points:

 Names

Dubansky, Mindell.

 Subjects

Books. Conservation and restoration. New York (State). New York.

Bookbinding. New York (State). New York.

Bookbinders. New York (State). New York.

 Arrangement Note: The commissions are organized chronologically in several notebooks, each housed in custom clam-shell box.

Container List:

Box

Vol.

Title

Date

1

1

Commissions

1981-1987

1

2

Commissions

1988-1993

1

3

Commissions

1994-1996

1

4

Commissions

1997-2000

1

5

Commissions

2001-2002

1

6

Correspondence

1989

1

7

Susan Happersett Mathematical Meditations

1997

 


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