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Collection of Bookplates by Vytautas O. Virkau

 Collection
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.

Dates

  • circa 1970-1990s

Creator

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.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Bookplates – Individuals. II. Bookplates – Institutions.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/arts.bkp.0132

Overview

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.
Title
Guide to the Collection of Bookplates by Vytautas O. Virkau
Author
Compiled by Molly E. Dotson
Date
December 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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