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Andrews Memorial Bookplate Collection of Irene D. Andrews Pace (Personal Bookplates)

 Collection
Call Number: BKP 2

Scope and Contents

The collection contains bookplates and other documentation related to the personal ex-libris designs of Irene Dwen Andrews Pace (1892-1962). Pace was a prolific bookplate collector who acquired nearly 300 personal ex-libris designs. Her personal collection includes designs commissioned directly from artists as well as several commercial designs. Pace also saved trial proofs and final prints along with any correspondence, carved wood blocks or engraved plates, original sketches, or other printed ephemera by the artists.

Dates

  • 1924-1962
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1960

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Requires curatorial permission before use.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Irene D. Andrews Pace, 1963, in memory of Dr. Edmund Andrews (Yale 1913) and his father, Dr. E. Wyllys Andrews.

Arrangement

Organized into four series: I. Bookplates – Mounted. II. Bookplates – Unmounted. III. Process Materials. IV. Correspondence and Ephemera.

Extent

19.18 Linear Feet (26 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/arts.bkp.0002

Overview

The collection contains bookplates and other documentation related to the personal ex-libris designs of Irene Dwen Andrews Pace (1892-1962).

Biographical / Historical

Born Irene Greene Dwen, Mrs. Pace (1892-1962) was an avid bookplate collector from the early 1920s until 1962. In addition to over 150,000 plates in her collection, she also maintained a reference library related to bookplates as well as heraldry and biographical research. Pace commissioned several hundred bookplates for herself. In 1936, she published Owners of Books: The Dissipations of a Collector.
Title
Preliminary guide to the Andrews Memorial Bookplate Collection of Irene D. Andrews Pace (Personal Bookplates)
Author
Compiled by Desirae Sweet and Sonja Foard
Date
June 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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