James D. Tobin Collection, 1893-1992
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Brief Description: James D. Tobin Collection consists of manuscripts, catalogues, cards, correspondence, price lists, notes, negatives, photographs, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, cassette tapes, journals, and drawings.  His research and collection focused on Japanese print artists from the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods (1868-1989), which are the ‘Modern’ Japanese artists and their prints.  Tobin’s correspondence was mostly with other Japanese Art collectors, researchers, and dealers, such as Victor and Elsa Merlo, Sentaro Kondo, Stewart J. Tease, and Helen Merritt.
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at] niu.edu
Record Series Number: RBSC/SPX/005
Volume: 14.75 Linear Feet

Please note that each item in the Tobin collection has a call number beside it.  This number can be used for further information on the materials by using our NIU online library catalog.

Just go to http://www.ulib.niu.edu/ and then click on "Our Online Catalog"

Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Japanese [jpn]
Related Materials:

Helen Merritt collection in Regional History Center

Van Zelst Family Collection in Rare Books and Special Collections