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Antique Comb Collector's Club (AC3) Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 25 Oct 2013

Biographical History

The Antique Comb Collector's Club (AC3) was formed in 1985 by Betty Miller and Doris Eff to enable those interested in antique combs and hair ornaments to exchange information and research, and share their passion for these collectible items. The club's first convention was held in Florida in 1993. The club was active until 2013.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Antique Comb Collector's Club (AC3) Collection consists of an assortment of material relating to the club's history. These include a history of the founding of the club, a membership roster from the mid-2000s, copies of the first and last newsletter, a bibliography, and more.

Arrangement of the Collection

Alphabetical by type or title.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Numerous issues of the club's newsletter, Antique Comb Collector, have been cataloged. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate these items. See also the Antique Comb Collector's Club Records.

Special Collections Research Center has numerous other collections with sketches, designs and other items related to hair combs. Please search our collections for "combs" to see a full listing.

Subject Headings


Beall, Glenn.

Corporate Bodies

Antique Comb Collectors Club (U.S.)


Hair ornaments -- Collectors and collecting.
Ornamental combs -- Collectors and collecting.

Genres and Forms

Indexes (reference sources)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Antique Comb Collector's Club (AC3) Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Glenn and Patsy Beall, 2013, 2014.

Table of Contents

Club papers and records