Barbara Abele Bookplate Collection


Barbara Abele Bookplate Collec

San Diego State University
Library and Information Access
Abele, Barbara, d. 1998 -- Archives ; American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers -- Archives ; Bookplates -- Collectors and collecting ; Bookplates -- History ; Bookplates -- Specimens
Barbara Abele was a long-time collector and researcher of bookplates. She was the niece of Fridolf Johnson, author of the book A Treasury of Bookplates from the Renaissance to the Present, still considered the best modern introduction to the study of bookplates, and spent her life in Redlands and La Jolla, California. The Abele Bookplate Collection documents the historical development of bookplates, bookplate designers, and collectors, as well as the communication networks they used when interacting with each other. The collection dates from 1915 to 1998 with the bulk of documents created or collected between 1970 and 1998.
Dates covered:
Collection Size:
6.50 linear feet
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Citation Sample:
Identification of item, folder title, box number, Barbara Abele Bookplate Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection policy:
This collection is open for research. The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.