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Our Growing Collections


Archons gift. The Archons of Colophon, an organization which
the late Charles W. Mixer served as Secretary-Treasurer for many
years, has presented funds in his memory for the acquisition of
three scripts of plays by Tennessee Williams: the mimeographed
script of the first production of Summer and Smoke, ptoduced by
Margo Jones in Dallas in 1968, autographed by Williams; the
mimeographed prompt copy of the first New York production of
Summer and Smoke, autographed by Williams and Margaret
Phillips, who played the leading role of Alma Winemiller; and
Claire Luce's copy of the mimeographed script of Sweet Bird of
Youth, July 1961, signed by the actress on the title-page.

Beckerman gift. Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Beckerman have presented
a second group of 143 volumes from the library of Mrs. Becker-
man's father, the late Dr. Charles J. Brim (M.D., 1912), in whose
memory their gift has been made. Included are first editions of
works by D. H. Lawrence, William McFee, Joseph M. March,
Christopher Morley, Thornton Wilder and Heywood Broun, to
mention only a few of the novelists and writers represented.

Berol gift. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred C. Berol have made another most
significant addition to the Arthur Rackham Collection, which
they established in 1951 and have continued to develop into a ma¬
jor resource of the Libraries. Their remarkable gift includes nine
limited first editions illustrated by Rackham, numbered and signed
by the artist, and each containing an original full-page watercolor
or pen drawing by Rackham, as follows: Hans Christian Ander¬
sen, Fairy Tales, London, 193 2; J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan in Kensing¬
ton Gardens, London, 1906; Charles Dickens, The Chimes, New
York, 1931; The Brothers Grimm, Little Brother and Little Sister,
London, 1917; Henrik Ibsen, Peer Gynt, London, 1936; Wash-

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