Finding Aid for the Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Records, 1949-1982

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Records, 1949-1982

Collection number: 149

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Online finding aid edited by:
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© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Records,
Date (inclusive): 1949-1982
Collection number: 149
Creator: Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. Southern California Chapter
Extent: 17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America was founded in 1949 to encourage interest in rare books and manuscripts and to maintain the highest standards in the antiquarian book trade. The collection consists of the Southern California Chapter files of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (1949-80), directories, newsletters, bylaws, programs and posters.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

  • Gift of Philip S. Brown, 1952.
  • Gift of Glen Dawson, 1982.
  • Gift of George Allen, 1982.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Records (Collection 149). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

History

The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America was founded in 1949 to encourage interest in rare books and manuscripts and to maintain the highest standards in the antiquarian book trade; it promotes exhibitions of books and related materials, and lectures on subjects of interest to book collectors; members engage in the sale, purchase, and appraisal of antiquarian books and manuscripts. The Southern California chapter encompasses the area from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Southern California Chapter files of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (1949-80), directories, newsletters, bylaws, programs, posters, as well as some material on the national and international organizations.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Southern California chapter files, 1949-80 (Boxes 1-7).
  2. Treasurer's reports, 1952-70 (Box 8).
  3. History, reminiscences, miscellaneous papers (Box 9).
  4. Glen Dawson's files (Box 10).
  5. Ephemera, book fair programs, bylaws (Box 11).
  6. ABAA national (Box 12).
  7. International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) (Box 13).
  8. ABA England (Box 14).
  9. ABAA directories, membership (Box 15).
  10. Publications (Box 16).
  11. Alphabooks, catalogs, correspondence (Box 17).
  12. Mr. Pickwick figure (Box 18).
  13. California book fair posters (Box 19).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Antiquarian Booksellers of America--Southern California Chapter--Archives.
Booksellers and bookselling--California, Southern--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, Southern California Chapter

 

Files, v.d.

Box 1

1949-1953.

Physical Description: 15 folders.
Box 2

1954-1965.

Physical Description: 24 folders.
Box 3

1965-1967.

Physical Description: 19 folders.
Box 4

1967.

Physical Description: 16 folders.
Box 5

1968-1973.

Physical Description: 32 folders.
Box 6

1973-1974.

Physical Description: 12 folders.
Box 7

1976-1980.

Physical Description: 12 folders.
Box 8

Treasurer's reports, 1952-1970.

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 9

History, reminiscences, miscellaneous papers.

Physical Description: 10 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Including directories, secretarial files, photographs.
Box 10

Glen Dawson's files.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 11

Ephemera, book fair programs, bylaws, unsorted files, ca. 1969-1973.

Physical Description: 8 folders.
Box 12

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, National, including files, ca. 1969-1978. Bylaws, miscellaneous, directories.

Physical Description: 8 folders.
Box 13

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), including correspondence, ca. 1949-1976 and Newsletter, ca. 1959-1977.

Physical Description: 7 folders.
Box 14

Antiquarian Bookseller's Association, England, ca. 1966-1976.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 14

Antiquarian Booksellers Center, New York, ca. 1973-1975.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

California Book Fair Posters, ca. 1961-1982

Note

(Manager of Fair: Harry Levinson)
Box 19

1961, November 11-13 (1st California). Los Angeles: Ambassador Hotel.

Box 19

1962, October 5-7 (2nd California). San Francisco: Hotel St. Francis.

Box 19

1963, October 30-November 1 (3rd California). Los Angeles: Ambassador Hotel.

Box 19

1964, October 15-17 (4th California). San Francisco: Sheraton-Palace Hotel.

Box 19

1965, November 11-13 (5th California). Los Angeles: Ambassador Hotel.

Box 19

1966, October 27-29 (6th California). San Francisco: Sheraton Palace Hotel.

Box 19

1970, October 15-17 (7th California). Los Angeles: Ambassador Hotel.

Box 19

1972, September 21-23 (8th California). San Francisco: St. Francis Hotel.

Box 19

1974, October 3-5 (9th California). Los Angeles: Ambassador Hotel.

Box 19

1976, September 16-18 (10th California). San Francisco: Fairmont Hotel.

Box 19

1978, February 2-4 (11th California). Los Angeles: Ambassador Hotel.

Box 19

1980, February 7-9 (13th California). Los Angeles: Ambassador Hotel.

Box 19

1981, January 29-February 1 (14th California). San Francisco: The Showplace.

Box 19

1982, February 18-20 (15th California). Los Angeles: Ambassador Hotel.

Box 19

1967, September 21-23 (2nd International). Los Angeles: Ambassador Hotel.

 

UCLA Book Fair Posters

Box 19

1977, October 23. Los Angeles: 2nd Floor Lounge, Ackerman Student Union.

Box 19

1979, October 27-28. Los Angeles: Grand Ballroom, Ackerman Student Union.

Box 19

1981, October 24-25. Los Angeles: Grand Ballroom, Ackerman Student Union.

 

Additions

Box 15

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Regional. Directories.

Physical Description: 1 folder. 22 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Middle Atlantic, Northern/Southern California, Midwest.
Box 15

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America National. Membership lists.

Physical Description: 1 folder. 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

1967, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1979 membership lists, and Catalogue of the Library of Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America.
Box 15

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America - Other Countries.

Physical Description: 1 folder. 20 items.

Scope and Content Note

Directories and membership lists for England, France, Germany, Japan, 1960-1969.
Box 15

Book Fair Programs, 1967-1980.

Physical Description: 1 folder. 7 items.
Box 15

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

Physical Description: 1 folder. 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

Import/export regulations, rules, directory, programs.
Box 15

Antiquarian Bookseller's Association (International).

Physical Description: 1 folder. 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

Objects and rules (1956), list of members - 1967, 1970, 1972, 1974.
 

Publications

Box 16

Directory of Western Book Publishing and Related Supplies and Services. Los Angeles, Southern California Bookbuilders, c. 1973.

Physical Description: 35pp.
Box 16

Syndicat de la Librarie Ancienne et Moderne. Liste Officielle des Membres. Paris, Hotel du Cercle de la Librarie, 1964.

Physical Description: 112pp.
Box 16

Book Dealers in North America. A Directory of Dealers in Secondhand and Antiquarian Books in Canada and the United States of America. 1968-1970 . London: Sheppard Press, c. 1968

Physical Description: 197pp.
Box 16

A Directory of Dealers in Secondhand and Antiquarian Books in the British Isles, 1960-1962. London: Sheppard Press, c. 1961.

Physical Description: 224pp.
Box 16

A Directory of Dealers in Secondhand and Antiquarian Books in the British Isles, 1972-1974. London: Sheppard Press, c. 1972.

Physical Description: 269pp.
Box 16

European Bookdealers. A Directory of Dealers in Secondhand and Antiquarian Books on the continent of Europe. London: Sheppard Press, c. 1967.

Physical Description: 197pp.
Box 16

European Bookdealers. A Directory of Dealers in Secondhand and Antiquarian Books on the continent of Europe. 1964-1966. c. 1965.

Physical Description: 200pp.
Box 16

European Bookdealers. A Directory of Dealers in Secondhand and Antiquarian Books on the continent of Europe. 1969-1971. With supplement, c. 1969.

Physical Description: 264pp.
Box 16

European Bookdealers. A Directory of Dealers in Secondhand and Antiquarian Books on the continent of Europe. 1973-1975. c. 1973.

Physical Description: 290pp.
Box 16

1971 Annual Directory of Booksellers in the British Isles Specialising in Antiquarian and Out-of-Print Books. London: Clique Limited, c. 1971.

Physical Description: 128pp.
 

Additions, January 1986

 

Alphabooks. 18046 Ventura Blvd., Encino

Box 17, Folder 1

Business card.

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

Dawson's Book Shop. 627 Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Box 17, Folder 2

Catalogue no.227. One Hundred and One Rare Books. 1948.

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

Milton Hammer Rare Books. 819 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara

Box 17, Folder 3

Catalog no.1, 1971. Literature.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 17, Folder 3

Catalog no.5. Americana.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 17, Folder 3

Notecard.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 17, Folder 3

Photographs.

Physical Description: 3 items.
 

Doris Harris Autographs. 1300 S. Beacon St., San Pedro; 5410 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Box 17, Folder 4

Catalog no.1, August 1956.

Scope and Content Note

Front cover only.
Box 17, Folder 4

Catalog no.26, 1981.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 17, Folder 4

Letter to Muir Dawson. Los Angeles, Steptember 11, 1981.

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

Needham Book Finders. 2317 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles

Box 17, Folder 5

Letter to Muir Dawson from Stanley Kurman. Los Angeles, September 24, 1981.

Physical Description: 1 item. With photograph enclosed.
 

Maurice F. Neville Rare Books. 835 South Laguna St., Santa Barbara

Box 17, Folder 6

Catalog no.1, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 17, Folder 6

Notecards.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Flat box ** 18

Pickwick Book Shop. Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.

Flat box ** 18

3-dimensional representation of Mr. Pickwick, trademark of the Pickwick Bookshop.

Physical Description: Approximately 46 ×; 45 cm. Metal figure, painted. Depth: 7 cm.

Note

Gift of Louis Epstein, 1985.