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Collection of Spanish bookplates

Call Number: BKP 45

Scope and Contents

This collection contains examples of historical and modern Spanish bookplates. These ex-libris are either by Spanish artists or commissioned by Spanish patrons.


  • circa 1500-1984
  • Majority of material found within 1900 - 1950

Language of Materials

In English and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Yale Bookplate Collection was formerly housed in Sterling Memorial Library. The collection was incorporated into the Arts of the Book Collection in 1984 and then moved to the Seeley G. Mudd Library in 1990. In 2011, it was transferred to the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library.


Organized into four series: I. Bookplates – Artists & Individuals. II. Bookplates – To be filed. III. Bookplates – Miscellaneous. IV. Bookplates – Barcelona.


5.42 Linear Feet (13 boxes)

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


The collection contains examples of bookplates by Spanish artists as well as those commissioned by Spanish patrons.

Processing Information

Some materials included in this collection indicate the provenance of the following collectors: A. Bernard C. K. Keeves, Baron Gunnar de Trönnberg, and Bernhard Bergl.

Guide to the Collection of Spanish Bookplates
Compiled by Christian Vazquez and Nathaniel Dolquist
October 2013
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

Arts Library Special Collections
180 York Street
New Haven CT 06511

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