Embroidered Boots
Embroidered Boots
Colorful Bamboo Fan
Colorful Bamboo Fan
Brass Indian Lamps
Brass Indian Lamps
Half-length Brass Buddha
Half-length Brass Buddha
Indian Brass Bird
Indian Brass Bird
Donkey Figurine
Donkey Figurine
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THE BEATRICE HOLT COLLECTION

(Please note that only a partial listing of chosen records are displayed from the Beatrice Holt Collection. Direct any questions you may have about other records to the OU library at library@ottawa.edu)

Beatrice Howard Holt was a 1918 graduate of Ottawa University. Holt also earned her BA and an MA from the University of Illinois. Holt worked as a librarian and trainer for the United States Information Agency of the State Department in Asia and had the opportunity to travel to India, China, Korea and Pakistan. In 1970, Holt retired to Sun City, Arizona and donated pieces of what is now the Beatrice Holt Collection, to Ottawa University.

The Beatrice Holt Collection includes approximately 830 artifacts and is made up of collections of objects such as: rugs, wall-hangings, sculpture, statuery, brass and copper vessels, platters, trays, bowls, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, wood carvings, furniture and a doll collection. The artifacts were acquired during the 1950's which was designed specifically for the tourist trade in the Far East.



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