Van Zelst Family Collection, 1959-2002
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Brief Description:

This collection provides documentation on the works of Un-ichi Hiratsuka and his family.  It also follows his family’s friendship with the art collector Theodore Van Zelst and his family.  This collection outlines Hiratsuka’s work in the United States and Japan through multiple exhibition catalogues and correspondence related to these exhibitions.  Documents in this collection include press releases, advertisements, catalogues, newspaper articles, posters, books, invitations, and a video tape.  There is also some information provided on his daughter, Keiko Moore (also a printmaker), and his granddaughter, Thalia Moore (a cellist).  This collection spans from 1959 to 2002.

For more information concerning this collection, please see the Rare Books Van Zelst acquisition file.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RBSC/SPX/006
Volume: 2.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/09/2002.
Access Restrictions: no restrictions
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Japanese [jpn]
Acquisition Notes: Theodore Van Zelst
Related Materials:

Helen Merritt Collection in Regional History Center

James D. Tobin collection in Rare Books and Special Collections department