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Bookplates Collection, 1828-1989
1 records storage box, 1 flat box (1.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Approximately 222 bookplates and bookplate designs, ca. 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.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Amherst College Library Bookplates Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on 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.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Approximately 222 bookplates and bookplate designs, ca. 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.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Amherst College Library Bookplates Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on 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.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Amherst College Library Bookplates Collection [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English
Language
English

Contents List
Series 1: DOCUMENTS



Friends of the Library Newsletters - "Story of the Bookplate," 1978


Box 1
History of Amherst College bookplates: notes by Newton McKeon


Box 1
Correspondence, notes and graphics re: Converse Memorial Library bookplate


Box 1
Scrapbook of various Amherst college bookplates, 1828-1938


Box 1
Scrapbook of various Amherst college bookplates, 1923-1963


Box 1
"Red Curt's Loot" - (no longer used)


Box 1
Series 2: BOOKPLATES



Academia (Library of) - 2 types/printings


Box 1
Alexandrian Library


Box 1
Allison '26, Gordon K.


Box 1
Alumni House of Amherst College


Box 1
Amherst College Infirmary


Box 1
Amherst College Library (Presented by)


Box 1
Amherst College Library (small modern plate) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Amherst College Library (small modern plate, blue) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Amherst College Library (small old plate)


Box 1
Amherst College Library (large modern plate, cream) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Amherst College Library (medium white plate, purple ink seal)


Box 1
Athenae Library (4 varieties)


Box 1
Athenian (Library of) - 19th century - 2


Box 1
Athenian library


Box 1
Babbott, Frank L. Endowment (large and small sizes) [Rudge]


Box 1
Bailey '71, J. Michael (Gift of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Baily '08, Harold J. (Given in his memory by his wife [Hanover?]


Box 1
Baird, Theodore (Purchased from a fund)


Box 1
Bateson, Mary Catherine (Presented by... in memory of Margaret Mead)


Box 1
Note:

See also: Mead, Margaret

Baxter, Arthur Henry (Presented by...) [Anthoensen Press - 2 colors]


Box 1
Benson, Lucy Wilson (Presented by...)


Box 1
Bloom '66 Marshall, Acquisition Fund (Purchased from the)


Box 1
Bloom '66, Marshall, Fund (Purchased with the)


Box 1
Bloom '66, Marshall, Fund (Purchased with the) - mounted


Box 2
Boluch, Anna Bohuslawska, and Wasyl (In memory of, from their children) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Borlen '48, Douglas R.F. (A tribute to...) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Braden, Charles W. Transportation Collection [Graphic Arts Workshop/Ray Nash]


Box 1
Brooks, Gladys (Presented from a fund...)


Box 1
Brown '19, Arthur F. (A Memorial to; given by his wife)(blue) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Brown '19 Arthur F. (A Memorial to; given by his wife)(blue) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Bryan 1900, George S. (from the library of)


Box 1
Bush '33, Asahel (Ace) (Presented by the estate of William S. Woodress '33, in memory of Associated Press correspondent killed in action during WW2)


Box 1
Note:

See also: Woodress '33, William S.

Calmus, Hannah S. (Purchased from...)


Box 1
Center for Russian Culture, Amherst College (Gift of...) [TEMPLATE]


Box 1
Class of 1942, Twenty-Fifth Reunion Fund [Hanover Press]


Box 1
Class of 1944 (gift of a member of... in memory of Prof. Ralph C. McGoun and of Prof Charles Rogers)


Box 1
Note:

See also: McGoun '27, Ralph C., and Rogers, Charles

Class of 1989 (In memory of Philemon Fong '89, Presented by...)


Box 1
Cole '27, Charles W. (Fund established in honor of)


Box 1
Cole, Katharine [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
College Library (with seal), ca. 1860


Box 1
Commager, Henry Steele (Presented by)


Box 1
Commager, Henry Steele (In honor of Henry G. Mishkin)


Box 1
Note:

See also: Mishkin, Henry G.

Converse Memorial Library (E.B. Bird plate)


Box 1
Cooper '64, John R. & Cooper '88, Kristen E. (Presented to...)


Box 1
Cowles, Katherine C. (Presented by...)


Box 1
Crane Fund [Hanover Press]


Box 1
Cranshaw '39, John A. (Presented by...


Box 1
Daniels '23, Kurt (Presented to the...Library by) [Oliphant Press]


Box 1
Delatour '11, Beekman J. (In memory of his wife) [Hanover Press]


Box 1
Delatour '11, Beekman J. (In memory of his wife) [Hanover Press] - mounted


Box 2
Delta Kappa Epsilon (The Library of the ? Chapter of) [Harbor Press]


Box 1
Denton, Janice C.


Box 1
Dickinson, E. Porter (Presented ...by) [Oliphant Press]


Box 1
Dickinson, E. Porter (Presented ...by) [Oliphant Press] - mounted


Box 2
Dickinson Collection, The Emily (Given by Arthur D. Norcross) [Hanover Press]


Box 1
Note:

See also: Norcross, Arthur D.

Duplicate (From Amherst College Library, sold ____ librarian) - 19th Century


Box 1
Eastman, Joseph B. -Foundation Library [Anthoensen Press]


Box 1
Eclectic Society (Library of) - 2 types


Box 1
Emerson, Benjamin Kendall Library (Presented to Geology Dept. by his sons)


Box 1
Engle '28, Willis T. [Oliphant Press]


Box 1
Ethier '21, Thomas A. (From the books of) [Cummington Press]


Box 1
Ethier '21, Thomas


Box 1
Faculty Library Fund [North Charles Short Design]


Box 1
Felton '57, Frederick L. (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Field, Henry P. Bequest (Marchbanks Press 1956)


Box 1
Fobes, Francis Howard (From the books of) [Graphic Arts Workshop/Ray Nash]


Box 1
Fong '89, Philemon (In memory of ... presented by the Class of 1989)


Box 1
Note:

See also: Class of 1989

Franklin, Mr. & Mrs. Burt (In honor of John F. Kennedy) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Friends of the Amherst College Library (A Gift of the...)


Box 1
Friends of the Amherst College Library (Purchased by) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Friends of the Amherst College Library (Purchased by) [Stinehour Press] - mounted


Box 2
Fulton '51, David C. (Presented to the Amherst College Library by) [Oliphant Press[


Box 1
Funnell, George B. (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Gladney, Frank Y. (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Goddard, Alpheus John, Class of 1893 (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Goldstein '58, Laurence M. (From the Memorial Collection)


Box 1
Goodnow '09, David F. (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Goodrich '02, Nathaniel Lewis (From the Bequest of...) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Graham, William J., Jr. (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Guest, Elizabeth M. and J. Alfred Guest '33 - Book Fund (Purchased from the ...) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Hafey '29, Paul M. (To hold in honor the memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Hagstrom '55 Jack W.C. (The gift of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Hagstrom '55 Jack W.C. (The gift of) [Stinehour Press] - mounted


Box 2
Hall '39, John Whitney (Presented by...)


Box 1
Harris '34, John D. (Purchased from)


Box 1
Heaney, William H. (Presented by...)


Box 1
Hemley '31, Arnold S. (Memorial Book Fund for History and Judaica)


Box 1
Heydt '57, Don Mueller (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Hitchcock, President Edward (This volume belongs to the collection of... deposited ... by his sons)


Box 1
Hitchcock, Memorial Room President Edward ("Gift of... class of ...")


Box 1
Hitchcock, Memorial Room President Edward ("Property of")


Box 1
Hoeing '29, Frederick Walbridge (Tribute to) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Holmes '75, Charles S. (The gift of Lincoln Holmes)


Box 1
Hubbard '39, Edwin S. (From his son, Francis A. Hubbard II, '66) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Humphries '15, Rolfe (Gift of)


Box 1
Humphries, Rolfe Fund (Purchased from the... contributed by his Amherst friends) [Spiral Press]


Box 1
Hutchins, Augustus S. Fund for Use in the Study of English [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Hyde, Henry Neal Leigh Hunt Collection (Presented by Salem Hyde '28, James W. Hyde '39) [Spiral Press]


Box 1
Israels Family (Presented by...)


Box 1
James Hall Library


Box 1
James Hall Library (From the books of William and Jane Bigelow)


Box 1
Jeltrup '34, Eric S. [Oliphant Press]


Box 1
Jewitt '43, David W.P. (Purchased from the fund established by) [Oliphant Press]


Box 1
Johnson '18, Harold F. (Purchased from the fund given by) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Johnson '32, Olof G. (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Keiter '57, Robert E (Presented to...)


Box 1
Kennedy, John F. (In memory of, gift of Mr. & Mrs. Burt Franklin) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Kimball '17, Bradford, (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
King '73, Henry A. (Given in memory of...)


Box 1
King, Margaret and Stanley (From the Library of_


Box 1
Kovacs, Louis (Gift of his son Edward J. Kovacs '28) - [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Kuhn '61, Peter (Given in memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Lane '06, Frederick S. (Gift of...)


Box 1
Lane '36, Joseph S. (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Latham, Earl (1910-1977)


Box 1
Lay '22, Edward Poole Memorial Library (Beta Theta Pi)


Box 1
Lilienthal '36, Joseph S. (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Liss, Louis R. Endowment Fund


Box 1
Loomis, Frederick Brewster (Memorial Library)


Box 1
Lord Jeffery Amherst Club [Harbor Press]


Box 1
Lord - Keyes Fund [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Lurcy, George (Presented by...)


Box 1
Marx, Barbara R.


Box 1
Maurer, Phyllis A. & Barry D. Maurer '59


Box 1
Mayo-Smith '09, Richmond (From a fund ... in memory of)


Box 1
McChesney '08, John (In memory of Mary Scoville McChesney) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
McCloy '16, John Jay, (Purchased from the fund given by) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
McGoun '27, Ralph C. (Gift of members of Class of 1944 in memory of... and of Prof. Charles Rogers)


Box 1
Note:

See also: Class of 1944 and Rogers, Charles

McKeon, Newton (Purchased from...)


Box 1
Mead, Margaret (In memory of... presented by Mary Catherine Bateson)


Box 1
Mead, William Rutherford [Cartier]


Box 1
Merrill '37, Clement Fessenden (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Merrill '37 Clement Fessenden, Jr. (In memory of)(mistakenly lists Merrill's class as 1938 MCMXXVIII) [Cummington Press]


Box 1
Merrill Center for Economics, Southampton, New York (Library of)


Box 1
Merrill Center for Economics (Presented by) [Marchbanks]


Box 1
Mishkin, Henry G. (Presented by Henry Steele Commager... in honor of...)


Box 1
Note:

See also: Commager, Henry Steele

Moon '35, F. Franklin (Purchased from...)


Box 1
Moore, John Andrew, (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Moore '19, Leonard Page (Presented by...)


Box 1
Morgan, Vincent (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Morrow '61, Stephen D. (Given in memory of...)


Box 1
Morrow, Dwight W. Library [Marchbanks Press]


Box 1
Morse, Anson Daniel (Gift from the library of...)


Box 1
Morsman '24, Eugene Kimball (Purchased from the fund established by) [Oliphant Press]


Box 1
Morsman '24, Eugene Kimball (Purchased from the fund established by) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
M√ľnch '39, Talbot B. (Presented as a memorial to) - [Merrymount Press]


Box 1
Norcross, Arthur D. (The Emily Dickinson Collection... Given by...) [Hanover Press]


Box 1
Note:

See also: Dickinson Collection

North College Library (In memory of Henry A. King '73) - [Harbor Press]


Box 1
Observatory Library ("LBG 1905")


Box 1
Olds, George Daniel Library [Oliphant Press]


Box 1
Olds, George Daniel Library of Mathematics (Gift of his wife and children) - [Harbor Press]


Box 1
Packard, Laurence B. (Purchased from the ... Book Fund)


Box 1
Packard, Laurence B. (Presented by...) [Oliphant Press]


Box 1
Packard, Laurence B. (Presented by ... Memorial Foundation) - mounted


Box 2
Pease, Arthur Stanley (Purchased from the bequest of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Penny, Gerald Black Cultural Center (Given in memory of Stanley I. Posner '30 by the Posner Family)


Box 1
Phi Gamma Chi (Gift of)


Box 1
Phi Psi Corporation (From the bequest of the) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Phi Psi Corporation (From the bequest of the) [Stinehour Press] - mounted


Box 2
Pincus '64, Harry G. (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Porter '50, John Worthington (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Posner '30, Stanley I. (Given in memory of... by Posner family)


Box 1
Pratt, Charles M., Class of 1875 (in memory of) - [Merrymount Press]


Box 1
Pratt '11, Morris (A memorial to) - (small, printed)


Box 1
Pratt '11, Morris (In memory of) - (large, pictorial)


Box 1
Pratt, Morris (Dormitory Library) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Pratt, Sherman [Marchbanks Press]


Box 1
Pratt Cottage Library


Box 1
(Presented by)(Gummed slips) [Hanover]


Box 1
Robie, Katherine T. (Presented by...)


Box 1
Rogers, Charles (Given of member of Class of 1944 in memory of Prof. Ralph C. McGoun and of Prof. Charles Rogers)


Box 1
Note:

See also: Class of 1944 and McGoun, Ralph C.

Rosenblum, Phillip and Bess (Purchased from... for Elizabethan Book Fund)


Box 1
Salmon, E. Dwight (To honor... gift of the Class of 1963) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Salisbury, Harrison E. (Gift of the Family...)


Box 1
Scenna '27, Anthony (Gift of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Schroeder '59, Edward B. (In memory of)


Box 1
Schwemm (Presented by...)


Box 1
Sears (Gift of the Sears-Roebuck Foundation)


Box 1
Sebestyen, Paul L. (A memorial to; gift of the 1967 varsity soccer team)


Box 1
Shand '43, Jack (Presented by...)


Box 1
Skolnick, David and Elsie [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Smith, Harry deForest Collection of Greek Letter Printing [Marchbanks Press]


Box 1
Smith, Harry deForest (From the books of...) [Marchbanks Press]


Box 1
Smith, Harry deForest & Adela Wood Smith [Hampshire Typo-theatae?]


Box 1
Social Union (Library of the) -two variants


Box 1
Social Union (Library of the) - bold type


Box 1
Society of Inquiry Library


Box 1
South College Library (Gift of James Turner, 1880) [Harbor Press]


Box 1
Spectrum Book Fund (Presented by ...)


Box 1
Sprague-Smith, Charles, Class of 1874, (Comparative Literature Library of)


Box 1
Stearns Hall Library [Marchbanks Press]


Box 1
Stitt '18, William Britton (The Eugene O'Neill Collection of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Stitt '18, William Britton (A memorial to...) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Students Fund (Presented from the...)


Box 1
Sucsy '59, Richard G. (To hold in honor -the memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Swigert '31, Harry Arnold (A tribute to) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Sylvester Fund (Presented by...)


Box 1
Taft '57, M. Barnes (Purchased from the fund...) [Oliphant Press]


Box 1
Talbot, Fritz B., Collection of Irish Literature [Hanover Press]


Box 1
Thalheimer, Alvin and Fanny B. (Presented as a memorial to... by their grandson Louis B. Thalheimer, Class of 1966)


Box 1
Thomases, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Judaica Collection [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Tilley '57, Peter M. (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Tucker, Ervin A. (Presented to...) [Oliphant press]


Box 1
Turner 1880, James (Gift of...)


Box 1
Tyler, William Seymour (two variants)


Box 1
U.S. Government (Presented by the...)


Box 1
Upham '50, Albert Edward Thompson (To honor... and his grandfather Alberta Edward Thompson, M.D.) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Van Nostrand, M. Abbott Theatre Collection [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Van Nostrand, M. Abbott Theatre Collection [Stinehour Press] - mounted


Box 2
Ward, John Williams (Books in American Studies) [Hamilton Newell, printer]


Box 1
Warde '24, Arthur William (Presented in memory of...)


Box 1
Washburn '82, George Hamlin (From the library of... Presented by his son, George Edward Washburn of the Class of 1914) [Harbor Press]


Box 1
Watson, H. Ross


Box 1
Wellman '12, Sargent H. [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Welty '27, Louis S. (Presented by...)


Box 1
Whicher, George Frisbee (Purchased from the gift of Theta Xi Fraternity in memory) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
White, Donald O. (Presented... in honor of...)


Box 1
Whitney '90, Edward S. Purchased from the income of a fund given by..., for support of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Library) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Williams, Ralph M. (Gift of...) - mounted


Box 2
Wood, Elizabeth & Roland (Personal plate)


Box 1
Wood '20, Roland A. (Once the book of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Woodress '33, William S. (Presented by... In memory of Asahel (Ace) Bush '33...)


Box 1
Note:

See also: Bush '33 Asahel (Ace)

Wordsworth Collection (Presented by Cornelius H. Patton, Class of 1883) [Harbor Press]


Box 1
Zigler '57, Paul (In memory of) [Stinehour Press]


Box 1
Series 3: ENGRAVING PLATES



Athenian Stencil


Box 1
Frank L. Babbott


Box 1
Frank L. Babbott


Box 1
Converse Memorial Library (2)


Box 1
Joseph Bartlett Eastman


Box 1
Morris Pratt


Box 1
Sprague Smith


Box 1
Series 4: PRINTING BLOCKS



Amherst College Library


Box 1
Ethier Platt (color; black and white)


Box 1
Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity


Box 1
Joseph Bartlett Eastman


Box 1
Mayo-Smith


Box 1
Series 5: ORIGINAL PRINT MASTERS



Converse Memorial Library


Box 2
Purchased from the income of the William Seymour Tyler Fund


Box 2
Socrates


Box 2

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