Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

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Return to: 20th Century U. S. Imprints in the Smith Collection

The portion of this website in front of you brings together in preliminary fashion a variety of lists and descriptions for United States Miniature Books published during the Twentieth Century. This page describes titles held by the University of Iowa Libraries for the press or publisher described below.



Gumball premium mini-books. Chicago, IL, 1965. All books are 14/16″ x 5/8″. Collection includes the following titles:

Fibs’n Squibs. Copies in fuschia, aqua, yellow, and coral.

Little Kip Comics. Copies in aqua and coral (2).

Tiny Tales. Copies in fuschia, tan, and yellow (2).

Cracker Jack

The Cracker Jack Collectors Association website is located at: http://www.tias.com/mags/cjca .

All books are 1 3/4″ x 1 1/4″. Collection includes the following titles:

Cracker Jack Miniature Book Series:

Rosa the Circus Girl. 1964.

The Elves and the Shoemakers. 1966. Vol. 2, Book 10.

Campers Off to Yellowstone. 1966. Vol. 2, Book 11.

Chooch, The Little Engine. 1966. Vol. 2, Book 13.

Some Wild Animals of North America. 1966. Vol. 2, Book 20.

Hello, 1980! 1967. Book 18.

“Liddle Riddles”. 1968.

The Boy Who Asked Why. 1968. Vol. 3, Book 15.

Card Games:

Children of All Nations Card Game, for 1 to 4 players. 1966.

Crazy Eights Card Game, for 2 or 3 players. 1966.

Mother Goose Card Game, for 2 to 4 players. 1966.

Zoo Animal Card Game, for 2 to 4 players. 1966.

Sailor Jack’s Wise Cracks:

Riddle Book 4. n.d.

Riddle Book 9. n.d.