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LETTERS
Collectors we missed


Your feature "Collective Efforts" (October/01) struck a responsive chord. My husband was out of town when it arrived, and I read sections aloud over the telephone so he did not have to wait to hear about the joys of collecting bobbers and ceramic cow creamers. He has a heightened sensitivity to matched sets of acquisitions. He lives with a woman who studied fungal genetics at the University of Chicago and who has been collecting mycological kitsch ever since.

Joan Wennstrom Bennett, SM'64, PhD'67
New Orleans


The article about the collecting interests of U of C alumni was most interesting. I have been a longtime collector of items associated with Chicago's postal history, having published three books on this subject. My long-standing interest extends to material associated with Chicago schools and colleges. My collection of postcards showing buildings and scenes of the University of Chicago campus now numbers about 450, and there is always another card to be acquired.

Harvey M. Karlen, AB'39, PhD'50
Oak Park, Illinois



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