Finding Aid for the Bookplate Collection, 1770-1953

Processed by Evert Volkersz; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Bookplate Collection, 1770-1953

Collection number: 144

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/
Processed by:
Evert Volkersz, 24 February 1964
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bookplate Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1770-1953
Collection number: 144
Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

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

Additional Physical Form Available

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 Maurice Thorner, 1953.
Collection donated by Thorner originally assembled by Olive Percival. Later additions were made by the UCLA Library Department of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bookplate Collection (Collection 144). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of thousands of bookplates from the United States, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Iran, Russia, and South Africa. Includes several hundred children's bookplates, some highlighted by Kate Greenaway and engravings of Gordon Craig, G.H. Shurtleff, Pixie Harris, and wood block prints of Sheldon Cheney. Also includes works of Thomas Bewick (originator of wood engraving), Maxfield Parrish, Samuel Hollyer, W.W. Garret, Stanley Harrod, Rob Wagner, and W.F. Hopson. Many of the items are mounted, and include proof copies, inscribed copies, original drawings, wood block prints, wood engravings, steel engravings, etchings, and photolithographs.

Organization and Arrangement

Collection is arranged alphabetically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bookplates.
Online resources.
Percival, Olive, 1869-1945.


Container List

Box 1

California.

Physical Description: 400 Count.
Box 2

Austria.

Physical Description: 350 Count.
Box 3

Belgium.

Physical Description: 250 Count.
Box 3

Canada.

Box 6

England.

Physical Description: 200 Count.
Box 6

France.

Box 6

Finland.

Box 6

Germany.

Box 4

Czechoslovakia.

Physical Description: 450 Count.
Box 5

Czechoslovakia.

Physical Description: 200 Count.
Box 7

France.

Physical Description: 150 Count.
Box 7

Hungary.

Box 8

Italy.

Physical Description: 300 Count.
Box 9

Italy.

Physical Description: 250 Count.
Box 10

Japan.

Physical Description: 200 Count.
Box 10

Yugoslavia.

Box 10

Latvia.

Box 11

Lithuania.

Physical Description: 450 Count.
Box 11

Netherlands.

Box 12

New Zealand.

Physical Description: 300 Count.
Box 12

Persia.

Box 13

Portugal.

Physical Description: 250 Count.
Box 13

Rumania.

Box 14

South Africa.

Physical Description: 500 Count.
Box 14

Sweden.

Box 14

Switzerland.

Box 14

Russia.

Box 15

U.S.

Physical Description: 500 Count.
Box 16

U.S.

Physical Description: 300 Count.
Box 17

U.S.

Physical Description: 150 Count.
Box 18

U.S.

Physical Description: 200 Count.
Box 19

U.S.

Physical Description: 250 Count.

Note

Total 5650.
Box 20

Unprocessed book-plates, catalogs, reprints and leaflets.

Box 21

Several hundred unprocessed book-plates.

Box 22

Unprocessed book-plates, catalogs, reprints and leaflets.

Box 23

Approximately 100 miscellaneous, mounted book-plates.

Boxes 24-25

Unprocessed.