Andrews Memorial Bookplate Collection of Irene D. Andrews Pace (Early American Bookplates)
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of early American bookplates commissioned by both individuals and institutions, as well as correspondence and ephemera related to the collection.
- circa 1640-1920
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 Irene D. Andrews Pace, 1963, in memory of Dr. Edmund Andrews (Yale 1913) and his father, Dr. E. Wyllys Andrews.
Organized into four series: I. Bookplates - Individuals. II. Bookplates - Organizations, Institutions, and Businesses. III. Bookplates - Unidentified. IV. Correspondence and Ephemera. Within each series, bookplates are arranged alphabetically. Any correspondence or ephemeral materials relating to a specific bookplate are filed together with the bookplate.
0.83 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of early American bookplates commissioned by both individuals and institutions, as well as correspondence and ephemeral materials related to the collection.
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.
- Guide to the Andrews Memorial Bookplate Collection of Irene D. Andrews Pace (Early American Bookplates)
- Compiled by Rino Landa
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.