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Stanley S. Slotkin collection of book leaves

 Collection — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6101

Scope and Contents

Materials include seventeen original leaves from antiquarian books of scripture (or other religious works) or academia, with accompanying facsimile title pages on folio-sized paper. The display sheets reproduce the title pages of the books from which the leaves were removed, and were intended to allow the book leaves to be mounted for display purposes. Also contains two facsimile leaves from Gutenberg and Luther bibles, and two news pages featuring the discoverer, Stanley Slotkin. Original materials date from between 1496 and 1874, with the accompanying materials from between 1964 and 1965.


  • 1496-1874
  • Other: approximately 1964-1965


Language of Materials

Materials in English, Hebrew, Dutch, German, Latin, Welsh, Sanskrit, French, Greek, and Syriac.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Stanley Slotkin collection of book leaves must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Stanley S. Slotkin (1905-1997) was a Southern California businessman.

Stanley S. Slotkin was born in 1905. He co-owned a chain of part supply and medical equpiment renalt stores called Abbey Rents with his brother, Milton. Slotkin was an amateur archaeologist and engaged in philanthropic activities, including donating antiquarian books and book leaves to churches, museums, and libraries. He died in 1997.


1 oversize folder (0.66 linear ft.)

Other Finding Aids

An item level inventory of this collection is available at the repository.

Custodial History

The original books from which the leaves were taken were collected and broken up by Stanley Slotkin in the 1960s. Slotkin produced display sheets and distributed the book leaves to institutions and collectors. The items in this collection were gathered together by John A. Taylor, who donated them to L. Tom Perry Special Collections in February 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; John A. Taylor; February 2008.


Literary Manuscripts Archives.

Related Materials

L. Tom Perry Special Collections owns thirteen other book leaves formerly owned by Slotkin, each individually catalogued as part of the rare book collections.


Efforts to verify the accuracy of the identification of each book leaf led to the determination that some information was inaccurate or misleading. These discrepancies are noted in the finding aid.

Processing Information

Processed; Maggie Kopp; 2009.


Register of Stanley S. Slotkin collection of book leaves
Abe Austin
2012 August 24
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States