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Belva Green Papers

A description of her papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: SM
Date: 28 Jun 2018

Biographical History

Belva Green is a comb collector as well as a writer and editor of magazine publications on decorative combs. She is the author of the book The Comb Collector's Companion: An Illustrated Glossary of Hair Ornaments, and Hair Jewelry and Materials, Ancient and Antique.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Belva Green Papers include research files, Antique Comb Collectors International Club files and newsletters, writings, artist sketches for Antique Comb Collectors International newsletters, autobiographical material, photographs and slides, and combs of various materials.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.


Access Restrictions:

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

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.

Subject Headings


Green, Belva.


Ornamental combs.
Plastic jewelry.
Plastics -- History.
Plastics -- Research.

Genres and Forms

Combs (hair ornaments)
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings.


Women collectors.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Belva Green Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Belva Green, 2018.

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