About

Curator of Old Books, Ephemera & Nostalgia

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.

This is a picture of the Solitary Bibliophile, a respectable bookseller

Re-homing history, one piece at a time.

Past Projects Include:

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.

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Ernest Henry Clary Collection – Union Pacific Railroad Company, contributor & Chief Civil Engineer at Basic Magnesium Inc. Ernest Clary was a a professional engineer geologist and registered surveyor who was involved in the early above-ground Atomic testing outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Matt Gregory was a known Las Vegas producer, manager, and agent from 1959 to 1986. In 1953, he was invited to come to Las Vegas by Moe Dalitz, one of the partners at Wilbur Clark’s Desert Inn Hotel and Country Club.

After he retired, I was able to spend priceless hours talking to Mr. Gregory (who loved to share his Vegas celebrity stories). We acquired many personal items & Las Vegas heyday photos, drawings, videos, posters, advertisements, original art and more. Much of this is now archived at UNLV Special Collections.

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Huge archive of golfer Ben Hogan’s personal records & objects. Organized and archived the collection to be offered for sale. Sold at the 2018 June US Open Memorabilia Auction at The Golf Auction

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Josephine Spinedi original costume artwork/drawings created for Las Vegas Showgirls & conceptual works for 1960s Vegas shows. Many of these are now curated in the UNLV Special Collections of Showgirls memorabilia.

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Thousands of Government printed reports, books, maps, documents, booklets, ephemera from the early 19th Century on.

Personal libraries of Mining and Geology research materials of retired Engineers & Geologists such as Ernest H. Clary and Dr. John C. Manning.

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.

Acquisition & organization – private collections of antique Nevada papers, photos & glass negatives, lead type, ephemera, family records.

A Short Preview of the Ben Hogan Collection

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