Research Center Bookplate Collection


Scope and Content Note

The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus defines bookplates as, “Labels affixed to a book to indicate ownership and often its location in a collection. They may be printed or engraved, frequently with a distinctive design, pasted or tipped into books...

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The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus defines bookplates as, “Labels affixed to a book to indicate ownership and often its location in a collection. They may be printed or engraved, frequently with a distinctive design, pasted or tipped into books on the inside of the upper cover.” (1)

The Research Center Bookplate Collection (4.2 cubic ft.) is an assembled collection consisting of several hundred bookplates, most of which are affixed to thin cardstock. The bookplates represent individual book owners, public libraries, colleges and universities, historical societies, and bookplate artists.

The collection is arranged broadly by book owner or plate artist, and then alphabetically by name. Researchers should be aware that portions of the collection remain unarranged.

(1) Bookplates. Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus. Website accessed on 23 August 2017 at http://www.getty.edu/vow/AATFullDisplay?find=300028731&logic=AND¬e=&english=N&prev_page=1&subjectid=300028731

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Collection Details

Object ID: RC.1.0
Creator: Henry Ford (Organization). Benson Ford Research Center 
Inclusive Dates: circa 1890-1910
Size: 4.2 cubic ft. (21 boxes)
Language: English

Collection Access & Use

Item Location: Not Currently On Exhibit

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

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Digitized Artifacts From This Collection

Digital images from this collection are not yet available. The Benson Ford Research Center offers research and imaging services. Please contact us for more information at research.center@thehenryford.org.