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Caroline Brandt papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2020-0088

Content Description

This collection details Caroline Brandt's work building her collection of miniature books and her donation of it to the University of Virginia. This collection contains correspondence, clippings, newsletters, photographs, certificates, broadsides, catalogs, notes, and lectures, appraisals, articles, DVDs, audio cassettes and VHS tapes related to miniature books and to Brandt as a collector. The bulk of materials are reference materials on the miniature books as well as appraisals documenting the collection and its value. Brandt spent most of her life building a collection of 15,000 miniature books, which now resides in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. The McGehee Miniature Book Collection, named after her first husband, C. Coleman McGehee, a UVA alumnus, came to the library in 2005.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Caroline Brandt, 12 March 2020.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

This collection is unprocessed but is open for research.


  • 1964 - 2020


2.85 Cubic Feet (2 cubic boxes and 1 oversized flat file folder)

4 Cassettes (Three audio and one VHS cassettes. Two audio cassettes of Brandt lectures another of artist Valentine Poska.)

37.6 Gigabytes (7 DVDS and 1 CD)


Box 1 References and checklists Box 2 Articles, references, appraisals, AV materials 1 oversized folder: broadsides and modern illuminated script