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Seymour Adelman Personal Work


Held at: Bryn Mawr College [Contact Us]Bryn Mawr College Library, 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr 19010

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Bryn Mawr College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Seymour Adelman was a Philadelphia based collector of prints, letters, and ephemera. Although he worked in real-estate – a family business – he is most well known for his extensive collecting habits. Adelman has no direct relation to Bryn Mawr, but was invited to visit by James Tanis, the director Canaday Library. The then newly build library offered Adelman an office and a space to house his collection, and this formed the relationship between Bryn Mawr College and Adelman.

This collection contains works created by or directly related to Seymour Adelman. In addition to being an avid collector, he was also an amateur illustrator and amateur print-maker. The collection contains:

1) 17 hand-drawn cartoons on board. 2) 3 different pulls of an identical print of a boxing match. 3) Framed memorial poster from the Free Library of Philadephia. 4) Small book describing Adelman's collection of artworks.

Bryn Mawr College
Finding Aid Author
Elliot Krasnopoler
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research. Records containing personal or confidential student information may be used subject to the discretion of the president of the college.

Use Restrictions

The Seymour Adelman Personal Work collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library.

Collection Inventory

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