Florence Temko Library Collection
The Mingei International Museum in San Diego has a huge collection of origami (and paper arts) books that were donated by Florence Temko. With appointment, visitors to the Museum can browse through her book collection; though, they are not available for lending/borrowing. This collection of books is very impressive and includes some gems that are no longer in print. Florence Temko would like to inform the Origami community of the contents in her book collection.
An Announcement from the Mingei International Museum in San Diego
The Frances Hamilton White Art Reference Library at Mingei International Museum in San Diego houses the Temko Papercraft Collection. This collection, consisting of more than 500 books primarily on origami, also includes some titles on other paper arts, such as Kirigami, paper cutting, paper sculpture, papercraft for children, kites, ornaments, storytelling, puzzles and magic. The books were donated by Florence Temko and are listed on a 34 page PDF document that you may download.
The Frances Hamiton White Library is open to members Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00. Paperfolders, teachers and other interested members of the public may visit the library by appointment.
(619) 239-0003 ext. 132.
Mingei International Museum presented the Origami Masterworks exhibition in 2003, which prompted the international recognition of origami as an art form and of Mingei International Museum as the most important origami resource on the West Coast of the U.S.A.
Comments by Florence Temko
As stated, this collection contains books not only on origami but other paper crafts. As paperfolders are mainly interest in books abut origami I have culled the list and you will find that the complete 34-page list is followed by another 19-page list of books only about origami, plus a few titles on math, etc. that I think may be of interest to paperfolders.