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Collection of Canadian Bookplates

Call Number: BKP 78

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises mostly 19th- and early 20th-century Canadian bookplates. It includes both private bookplates as well as institutional ones. Among the artists represented are the following: William Walker Alexander, W. J. Beattie, Stanley Harrod, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Arthur Howard Noll.


  • circa 1800-1924

Language of Materials

In English and French.

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 three series: I. Bookplates – Individuals. II. Bookplates – Institutions. III. Bookplates from a scrapbook.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


This collection comprises mostly 19th- and early 20th-century Canadian bookplates.

Preliminary Guide to the Collection of Canadian Bookplates
Compiled by Molly E. Dotson
November 28, 2011
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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