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White Glove Salon Artists' Books Collection

Identifier: 2018-047

This collection consists of twelve artists’ books created for the White Glove Salon. Among them are a number featuring dos-à-dos bindings and several examples of calligraphy. Of note is a paper doll of Renu Khator, chancellor of the University of Houston and president of its main campus.


  • 2018

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.


3.5 linear feet

Historical Information

The White Glove Salon was a donor cultivation event developed and hosted by Leigh Owen, a member of the Libraries Dean’s Campaign Committee and Cabinet representing Rare Books Collections, in collaboration with the University of Houston Libraries on April 18, 2018. The event featured rare books from the Libraries’ collection paired with artist-created books that were directly inspired by the rare objects. The artists who made books were Lilibeth André, Cori Austin, Missy Bosch, Lane Devereux, Debbie Dutton, Diane Ferguson, Adrianne O'Donnell, Leigh Owen, Janet Reynolds, Lee Steiner, Wolf Thun and Lynn Williams.

Acquisition Information

Collection materials were donated to Special Collections following the White Glove Salon event in 2018.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA