Title

Four idiosyncratic collectors share a connection to Maine: Nancy 3. Hoffman runs

Authors

Jamison York

Source

Salt

Date

1-2001

Pages

4-17

Abstract

Four idiosyncratic collectors share a connection to Maine: Nancy 3. Hoffman runs the Umbrella Cover Museum on Peaks Island; Elmer Wilson, 58, owns Elmer's Barn in Cooper's Mills--three stories packed with his enormous collection of things; Antiques dealer Ken Tuttle has created Tuthill in Pittston, a collection of 24 buildings historically appropriate to Maine in the 1820s to 1850s, in which he and his tenants live; and Nicholson Baker of North Berwick has spent almost all his savings to buy 7,000 bound runs of newspapers that he stores in a New Hampshire warehouse called the American Newspaper Repository. He was appalled to discover that libraries, including the Library of Congress, discarded or sold historical newspapers after making imperfect and incomplete microfilms of them.

Subjects

Collectors and collecting, Baker, Nicholson, Hoffman, Nancy 3, Tuttle, Ken, Wilson, Elmer

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