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Velma B. Erwin Research Library project

Archivist Mandy Pond and Librarian Dr. Tammy Kay Bixler-Zalesinsky have been working to organize the research library of the Massillon Museum since May 2012. With the assistance of library volunteers Lois McHugh, Barb Seward, Gayle Theiss, interns Liz Rinehart and Holly Smith, that inventory is finally complete. Tammy is now assigning a Dewey Decimal number to each book, and volunteers are putting the books into Past Perfect, our collections database.

Along the way, we've found some interesting items!
Stay tuned for updates in the coming months!


Empty boxes that temporarily held the library collection during the storage renovation project 2009-2012. These boxes represent half of the library collection.

Remberti Dodonaei's Botany Book, 1553

Unboxed August 8, 2012, a 1553 edition of botanical book by Remberti Dodonaei, complete with illustrations. Our specific version contains notes, illustrations hand-colored, and plant samples between several pages of the book. This book was donated to the Massillon Museum by A.P.L. Pease.

If you would like to see this volume, please click here to see the online version, held in the collection of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Jacob Hugonis' Historia Romana, 1655

This book was formerly in the collection of Kent Jarvis. He then gave it to APL Pease in 1892. The book is 284 pages and bound in vellum.

This book was donated to the Massillon Museum by A.P.L. Pease.







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