Archives & Special Collections

Dr. A.J. Delario Magic Collection

Washington College is fortunate to have the rare book collection of Dr. A.J. Delario. 

Since 1976, Delario gave several volumes per year from his personal collection, which was considered “one of the better collections of magic books in the country.” The collection includes over 400 volumes of magic books, many of them unique and rare. Delario was a radiologist and amateur magician since the 1930s. 

Magician's book collection article in the college paper Magician's book collection article in the college paper

 

One of our recent graduates, Ian Flinn,’16, worked with our magic collection for the Friends of the Miller Library grant. His historical research with our collection and other historic magic collections resulted in a publication entitled Conjuring Curiosity. See his website to purchase a copy here: ianflinn.com   

Ian Flinn, '16Ian Flinn, '16