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Finding Aid for the Collection of Book Fair Posters 1963-2004
MS.2009.006  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Book Fair Posters,
    Date (inclusive): 1963-2004
    Collection number: MS.2009.006
    Creator: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: Posters from fifteen book fairs that were held in California between 1963 and 2004.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection.
    Physical location: Clark Library
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts or posters must be submitted in writing to the Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Book Fair Posters, MS.2009.006, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    The majority of posters in this collection was given to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library April 15, 2009. A smaller number of the posters were acquired in the Heritage Bookshop collection, a gift of Ben and Lou Weinstein in 2007.

    Biography

    The majority of the posters are from California International Antiquarian Book Fairs, which are sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and have run since 1961. One poster is from the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) fair, sponsored by ILAB. Other posters are from the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, sponsored by the ABAA, which has taken place since 1976. The Santa Monica Book Fair was sponsored by American Book Fairs, Incorporated.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains nineteen posters from fifteen book fairs that were held in California between 1963 and 2004. The majority of the posters are from California International Antiquarian Book Fairs; others are from an International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) fair, multiple Boston International Antiquarian book fairs, and a Santa Monica fair. All posters are paper and come in varying sizes; the width and height (respectively) in inches are listed for each poster.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged chronologically. Item numbers are located on the bottom right of each poster. The presence of an 'H' indicates the poster was originally from the Heritage Bookshop collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Book industries and trade--Exhibitions--20th century--Posters
    Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America
    Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
    California International Antiquarian Book Fair
    International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
    Santa Monica Book Fair

    Genres and Forms

    Posters