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Book collection goes to Scripps

October 08, 2008|Suzanne Muchnic

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently landed the late Marjorie and Leonard Vernon's collection of about 3,500 photographs in a gift/purchase arrangement. But the collectors' daughter, Carol Vernon, and her husband, Robert Turbin, have decided to give a related trove of about 3,000 photographic books and journals to Scripps College in Claremont.

The donation, to be used by students, faculty and scholars, includes entire sets of periodicals and rare volumes on key figures such as Peter Henry Emerson, Diane Arbus, Walker Evans and Ansel Adams.

-- Suzanne Muchnic

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