Monday, March 28, 2016
Gorey Collection at The Library of Congress
"What are you going to do with all your stuff?" I have heard this question from friends, fellow collectors, and even people who come to my home to do repair work. This is a question that is posed to all collectors eventually. My response always begins, "I am still enjoying it on a daily basis." From there, the answer gets vague.
Over the past several years, a number of major Edward Gorey collections have transitioned away from the collectors who passionately and painstakingly acquired the mountains of books, ephemera, and artwork. Some have been sold through dealers or at auction, but there has also been a significant number of collections which have been donated to institutions or libraries.
The latest collection to move into a new permanent home is that of Glen Emil, the man behind goreyography.com, who has donated his collection to the Library of Congress. As reported on March 15, 2016 in the LOC's blog post by Erin Allen, Mr. Emil donated his collection to the LOC in December 2014. Hopes of an eventual exhibition are high. To read the blog post (a photo from the post appears above), go HERE.