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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 14, 1974)
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Abe Lincoln collection
Rare books donated
Love Library recently received a rare gift a
Kathy Johnson, librarian in charge of rare books and
special collections. .......
The books are the giit of Marvin EE. Cruse, of
Waukegan, III. Formerly of Hastings, he was a reporter
for The Lincoln Journal if. late 1940s,
Cruse had an interest in Abraham Lincoln and the
approximately 110 books were from Cruse's personal
collection, Johnson said.
Thirty-two books from the Cruse collection,hae been
placed in the rare book room on the second level of L ove
Library, Johnson said. She said the others will be
shelved in the stacks.
Johnson said the books from the Cruse collection
were contemporary accounts of Lincoln or of current
issues during Lincoln's life and were published before
The oldest book from the Cruse collection is "The
African Slave Trade," published in 1792. Another
volume, Johnson said, is "Results of Emancipation" by
Austin Cochin, which was published in 1864 by Waiker,
Wise and Co. ' . ,
Book values vary
Johnson said she had no idea of thy monetary vaiue
of the gift. '
"Rare is a relative term," she said, "and a book that
is valuable to ons person may not be valuable to
According to Johnson, there r. cy;jv a variety of
books in the rare book room. The ccMerf -on nas several
Willa Cather books, including one wit ncr signature,
Johnson said. '
Johnson said books included in the collection arc first
editions of important authors, limited editions of nicely
printed books, fine press books, very old books and
editions that are examples of the bookmaker's art.
"First editions are important because in most cases
the author could oversee the printing and the book is
done exactly as the author wanted it done," Johnson
Rare books luxury
Rare books don't have high priority in most libraries,
Johnson said, because they are a luxury. She added
that there was more money spent in the '30s and '40s
for rare books than there is now.
The literature section is the largest section of the rare"
book collection, Johnson said.
Books housed in the room are designated as such in
the card catalogue, Johnson said. Students should
check at the Information Desk on second floor for access
to the room. Students must leave their ID card with the
librarian and use the book only in tho library, Johnson
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