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Movable Book Society Records

Identifier: 2005-0016

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials related to the Movable Book Society. In addition to movable book materials the collection contains twelve issues of The Railroad Employee. The collection contains communications of the planning board of the Movable Book Society from 2009 to 2010, concerning the Society's annual conferences. The collection also includes notes and records relating to the Society's Meggendorfer Prize.


  • Creation: 1988-2010


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Records must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


The Movable Book Society was organized in 1993 to provide a forum for collectors, artists, curators, book sellers, book producers and others to share enthusiasm and exchange information about pop-up and movable books. Donor Frank Gagliardi was an Associate Director of Library Services at the Central Connecticut State University's Burritt Library for over 45 years before retiring in 2009. Among his many accomplishments at the Burritt Library, Gagliardi helped to create the exhibit Since Stonewall: Forty Years Of Gay And Lesbian Civil Rights, which used materials from Burritt Library’s extensive collection of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender books, newsletters, periodicals, ephemera and archives. In addition to his work with the library, Gagliardi has also compiled a collection of children's pop-up books, many of which he has donated to Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.


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The collection contains the records of the Movable Book Society, donated by Frank Gagliardi, a member of the Society who has donated numerous children's pop-up books to Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.


The collection is arranged in a single series.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to by Frank Gagliardi in 2005. Mr. Gagliardi has also donated hundreds of children's pop-up books to the Northeast Children's Literature Collection, beginning in 1992. Mr. Gagliardi has also donated files dealing with the construction of pop-ups in the Frank Gagliardi Papers.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to children's literature and associated artwork. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Movable Book Society Records
Archives & Special Collections staff
2010 February
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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