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Forging a Collection is drawn entirely from the collection Dr. Frank W. Tober bequeathed to the University of Delaware Library following his death on June 24, 1995.

The Frank W. Tober Collection is comprised of nearly four thousand books and periodicals, hundreds of manuscripts and papers, and a variety of other materials, including artwork and ephemera. The cornerstone of Dr. Tober's personal library was his collection on literary forgery. Dr. Tober also pursued such related topics as literary hoaxes, imaginary voyages, counterfeiting, forensics, and the technology of forgery detection. All of these topics are represented in the exhibition Forging a Collection.

This exhibition was on display in the Special Collections Gallery from August 19-December 15, 1999.

Tags: Forgery; Literary forgeries and mystifications; Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995; Frank W. Tober Collection