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  Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr. Library and Museum 

The Dr. Jean C. Ervin Mark Twain Collection consists of over 350 books and many collectibles gathered over a fifty-year period by noted Twain scholar and sister of Senator Ervin.  The oldest books date from the 1870's.  Many first edition Twain Works are included.  The collectibles are comprised of figurines, plates and comics depicting famous scenes from Twain's beloved books.  Many of the limited edition figurines are based on illustrations by Norman Rockwell.

For a listing of the books in the Ervin Research Collection follow this link to the Western Piedmont Community College Library Catalog Twain inventory.  You may use the sort option on this page to arrange this listings according to your needs.

Many visitors opt to peruse the Twain books in the Ervin Reading Room.

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Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr. Library & Museum, 1001 Burkemont Ave., Morganton, NC 28655   Telephone 828-448-6195
Last modified: 08/19/13 
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