Cassady (G. Edward, M.D. and Margaret Elizabeth, R.N.) Lewis Carroll collection of ephemera Edit




  • 2004- (Creation)


  • 3 Linear Feet (Whole)
    3 boxes

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  • Abstract

    The G. Edward Cassady, M.D. and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N. Lewis Carroll collection of ephemera is that part of the Cassady collection which is not catalogued separately as the books and other Carroll artifacts are. The ephemera consists chiefly of articles and miscellaneous publications saved by George and Linda Cassady, a collection to which is added regularly.

  • The G. Edward Cassady, M.D. and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N. Lewis Carroll Collection

    San Francisco pediatrician George Cassady loved the Alice in Wonderland books so much that he read them to his sons at bedtime and incorporated Alice quotes into his lectures at medical conferences. In 2000, he gave his extensive collection of vintage books and spin-off items to his alma mater, USC, and funded the creation of an Alice symposium with the Huntington Library in 2006 with a promise to keep adding to the book collection. The collection currently contains almost 1,700 titles, including first editions of the 1865-66 Alice's Adventures and its sequel Through the Looking Glass. In addition to these and a facsimile of Carroll's manuscript, there are foreign language and illustrated editions of the Alice books. Illustrated editions include works with 19th century black and white etchings and 20th century illustrations inspired by animation techniques. Stage adaptations, film versions, Victorian-era playing cards and pop-up books for the very young are included in the collection. Some illustrators are famous in their own right, like Salvador Dali, Barry Moser and Ralph Steadman. Critical works on Lewis Carroll are included, as well as collector’s editions of Carroll’s other books. A portion of the Lewis Carroll Collection is housed in the Horton Reading Room, Room 209, Doheny Memorial Library.

  • Scope and Content

    All of the books, audiovisual materials, games, and other materials donated by the Cassadys have been catalogued separately. This particular guide pertains only to ephemera (articles, programs, etc) and realia donated by the Cassadys regarding Lewis Carroll and Alice, but not the Wonderland Award competition. The student projects of the Wonderland Award competition and related materials are described in a separate finding aid.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research use.

  • Acquisition

    The G. Edward Cassady, M.D., and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N., Lewis Carroll Collection was donated to USC in 2000 by alumnus George Cassady.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

  • Related Archival Materials

    Related to the Lewis Carroll Collection is the Wonderland Award Submissions Collection which contains the projects submitted for the annual Wonderland Award sponsored by Linda Cassady.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], G. Edward Cassady, M.D. and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N. Lewis Carroll collection of ephemera, Collection no. 0392, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California