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Thai Folding Book Manuscripts

Collection ID

SCRC 219

Related Subject(s)

Collecting Area(s)


Collection Summary

Thai Folding Book Manuscripts

Circa 1800s

Collection ID
SCRC 219

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in Thai.


Detailed Collection Information

Description of Collection

Collection contains three Thai folding book manuscripts believed to date from the 19th century: a volume on curing various diseases; a poetry writing lesson book; and a book of proverbs. Description is taken from labels mounted on covers.

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b6090826~S30

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Thai Folding Book Manuscripts are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], Thai Folding Book Manuscripts, SCRC 219, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Maxwell Whiteman, December 7, 1991.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in February 2016 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.             

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Materia media -- Thailand -- 19th century
Poetry -- Authorship
Proverbs, Thai
Thai language -- Idioms
Thai poetry -- 19th century


Material Types:
Accordion fold format
Folded books