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Emma Joy Dana collection of Anna Mackova

Call Number: AOB 31

Scope and Contents

The collection documents the graphic design career of Anna Macková. It consists of biographical materials, including some clippings and exhibition pamphlets collected by Macková herself, as well as a variety of graphic works, drawing and paintings, and decorative boxes by Macková. The collection also includes a selection of prints by other artists, including a portrait of Macková by J. Vachal.


  • circa 1906-1960


Language of Materials

In English, Czech.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Emma Joy Dana, 2005.


Organized into six series: I. Biographical Materials. II. Illustrated Books. III. Boxes. IV. Drawings and Paintings. V. Prints. VI. Ex-Libris. Within each series, materials are arranged chronologically.

The designation “VRT” indicates vertical file storage.


5.5 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The collection documents the graphic design career of Anna Macková.

Biographical / Historical

Anna Macková (1887-1969) worked in Czechoslovakia in the early to mid 20th century. After art school, Macková took commissions and made print and bookplate portfolios. Her work was early on influenced by traditional folk art designs and art nouveau. Over the years, Macková developed her own distinctive and more naturalistic style. She skillfully depicted animals, flowers, and landscape scenes. Macková had a longtime romantic relationship with artist Josef Vachal.

Preliminary Guide to the Emma Joy Dana Collection of Anna Mackova
Compiled by Jae Rossman and Alexis Knowlton
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections Repository

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