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Amtmann Circle fonds. - 1979-1989. - 1 m of textual record.

Administrative History

The Amtmann Circle was founded in 1979 to honour the memory of Bernard Amtmann (1907-1979), founding president of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Canada, a man who devoted more than 30 years of his life to the identification, description, study and understanding of Canadian books, pamphlets, manuscripts and ephemera. The objective of the Amtmann Circle was to encourage scholarship in the fields of Canadian history and bibliography, antiquarian book collecting and selling. The Amtmann Circle was dissolved in 1989.

Scope and Content

The fonds includes research notes, drafts of manuscripts, corrected proofs and correspondence for the Amtmann Circle publication Bernard Amtmann, 1907-1979: A Personal Memoir, by John Archer and John Mappin. The second accession, received in 1994 contains the business records of the organization.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: The first accession was acquired from John Mappin in 1986, and the second accession from Sandra Alston in 1994. [1989-06, 1994-10]

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: preliminary finding aid available.

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