Collection of Bookplates by Vytautas O. Virkau
Call Number: BKP 132
Scope and Contents
The collection contains 121 bookplate specimens designed by Vytautas O. Virkau, including ex-libris for both individual and institutional patrons.
- circa 1970-1990s
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired by purchase, December 2012.
Organized into two series: I. Bookplates – Individuals. II. Bookplates – Institutions.
0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The collection contains 121 unused bookplate specimens designed by Vytautas O. Virkau, including ex-libris for both individual and institutional patrons.
Biographical / Historical
Vytautas O. Virkau was born in Lithuania in 1930. He studied in Munich, Germany, from 1946-1949 and moved to the United States in 1951. He attended the University of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he earned an MFA in 1956. He was a professor at several Chicago-area colleges and also very active in the Lithuanian émigré community. In addition to being a prolific bookplate artist, having designed nearly 400 ex-libris for both individual as well as institutional patrons, Virkau is also a painter and book illustrator.
- Guide to the Collection of Bookplates by Vytautas O. Virkau
- Compiled by Molly E. Dotson
- December 2012
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.