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Amherst College Library Bookplates Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00133

Scope and Contents

Approximately 222 bookplates and bookplate designs, circa 1828-1989, used in the Amherst College library. The collection also includes information about the history of some of the bookplates; a variety of printing blocks, engravings and other print masters, and a small amount of correspondence.

Dates

  • 1828-1989

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to this collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the Amherst College Library Bookplates Collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Extent

1.5 Linear feet (1 records storage box, 1 flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Approximately 222 bookplates and bookplate designs, circa 1828-1989, used in the Amherst College library. The collection also includes information about the history of some of the bookplates; a variety of printing blocks, engravings and other print masters, and a small amount of correspondence.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into five series:

  1. Series 1: Documents
  2. Series 2: Bookplates
  3. Series 3: Engraving Plates
  4. Series 4: Printing Blocks
  5. Series 5: Original Print Masters
  • Bookplates Subject Source: Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Creator

Author
Graham Leach-Krouse (AC 2005), student encoding assistant
Date
2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299