J. Whirler Pop-up and Children's Literature Archive
Scope and Contents
J. Whirler Books of Portland, Oregon, a bookstore specializing in children's and pop-up books formerly operated by bookseller Trevor Blake, went out of business in 1999. At that time, former Head of Western Michigan University Libraries Special Collections, Tom Amos, contacted Blake and purchased over 1000 books of his remaining stock, many of which were pop-up and moveable books, as well as miniature books. These were added to the department's holdings. In addition, the department received a small archive of catalogs, serials, etc. that had belonged to Blake.
This collection is the small archive of miscellaneous items from J. Whirler Books. It consists of articles, newsletters, book fair programs, publisher advertisement bookmarks, catalogs, directories, postcard advertisements, assorted issues of children's literature serials and miscellaneous correspondence to bookseller, Trevor Blake. The books associated with this collection have been cataloged individually and are searchable via Western Michigan University Libraries' online catalog.
- Other: Majority of material found within Bulk 1996-1999
- Other: Date acquired: 1999
- Blake, Trevor (Collector, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
WMU Special Collections. Non-circulating. Contact department for access.
Language of Materials
A collection of materials from a Portland, Oregon, bookstore, J. Whirler Books specializing in children's books and pop-up books. Collection includes articles and newsletters, book fair programs, publisher advertisement bookmarks, catalogs, directories, postcard advertisements, assorted issues of children's literature serials, and misc. correspondence to booksellerThis collection also has a large number of books associated with it (the books are cataloged individually and searchable through the WMU Libraries catalog)
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
The collection is housed in 5 archival boxes (approximately 2.25 linear feet).
- Inventory of the J. Whirler Pop-up and Children's Literature Archive Finding Aid
- Sydney Small
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository
Western Michigan University Libraries, Special Collections
Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US