Meet Christy, the Solitary Bibliophile. Bookseller by trade, in the business since 1989. After apprenticing as a young bookseller in a general used bookstore, she later moved on to a 10 year career at a specialty store that sold books, maps and documents about Nevada and the West. Passionate about history, preservation, curating and collecting, then getting the information or items into the hands of people who love and appreciate it. Re-homing history, one piece at a time.
Past projects include archiving the following collections:
• Personal libraries of Mining and Geology research materials of retired Engineers & Geologists such as Ernest H. Clary and Dr. John C. Manning.
• Thousands of Government printed reports, books, maps, documents, booklets, ephemera from the early 19th Century on.
• Josephine Spinedi original costume artwork/drawings created for Las Vegas Showgirls & conceptual works for 1960s Vegas shows
• WWII Propaganda Poster Collection – more than 80 posters, many U.S. Government Printing Office printed, with some being made by independent organizations. Some of the best poster artists of the era represented in this lot: David Stone Martin, Schlaikjer, James Montgomery Flagg, N.C. Wyeth, Sarra and more. In addition, there were three hand-drawn propaganda sketches.
• Union Pacific Railroad Collection, 1828-1986. MS-00397. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Correspondence + blueprints from the very early days of Las Vegas, NV.
• Acquisition & organization – private collections of antique Nevada papers, photos & glass negatives, lead type, ephemera, family records.
• Ernest H. Clary Collection – Union Pacific Railroad Company, contributor & Chief Civil Engineer at Basic Magnesium Inc.
• Ben Hogan Collection – personal records & objects