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Collection of bookplates designed by J.J. Lankes, 1921-
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of bookplates designed by J.J. Lankes
    Date (inclusive): 1921-
    Collection number: 448
    Creator: Lankes, J.J.
    Extent: 1 half document box (0.25 linear ft.)
    Abstract: A collection of bookplates designed by J.J. Lankes.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library 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 Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift J.B. Lankes, 2004.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of bookplates designed by J.J. Lankes (Collection 448). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.


    Julius J. Lankes (1884-1960) graduated from the Buffalo Commercial and Electro-Mechanical Institute in 1902, and later studied at the Art Students' League of Buffalo and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Known primarily as a woodcut artist, he created illustrations for the Liberator and was also a contributing editor. He had notable collaborations with Robert Frost, illustrating Frost's New Hampshire and West-Running Brook, and Sherwood Anderson, establishing lifelong friendships. A Woodcut Manual (Henry Holt, 1932) was written and illustrated by Lankes. He taught at Wells College (Aurora, New York), and later became head of technical illustrating at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of bookplates created by J.J. Lankes, some from the owners' own designs. Many are signed and dated.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The materials are listed by title, with dates if known, and other descriptive notes.

    Indexing Terms

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


    J.J. Lankes--Archives.

    Genres and Forms of Material


    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7534861