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Bob Brethen papers

Scope & content

The Bob Brethen Papers consist primarily of type-written descriptions of magic tricks. Most common are card tricks, mental tricks, including jinx card tricks, ESP, psychic routines, and memory and number tricks. The collection also includes descriptions of ball, chemical, paper, ring, thimble, and cigarette tricks, as well as material on the magician Annemann, including books published, exclusive manuscripts, and tricks. There are some ads and reviews, notably of mental tricks and a "This Week" special on ESP. The collection also contains a large volume of Bob Brethen’s original material, ordered 1-200 and indexed.