2021-2022 Catalog

The Dr. Jean C. Ervin Mark Twain Collection

Also housed in the Library, this collection, donated by the noted Twain scholar and sister of Senator Ervin, consists of over 400 books and many collectibles. The collection of books written by and about Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) was collected over a fifty-year period with the oldest dating from the 1870’s. The collectibles are comprised of figurines, plates, comics, etc. depicting famous scenes from Twain’s beloved books. Many of the limited edition figurines are based on illustrations by Norman Rockwell, the famous American illustrator.