STEELE, GEOFFREY (FIRM : LUMBERVILLE, PENN.). Records, ca. 1940-1989
Geoffrey Steele, Inc. Records, ca. 1940-1989
RLIN ID No.
Geoffrey Steele, Inc.
Records, ca. 1940-1989
17 boxes (22 linear ft.)
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by client, vendor or subject; original arrangement.
Scope and Contents
Business records, including correspondence, purchase orders, and invoices, spanning the entire career of the firm.
Geoffrey Steele served as the fourth president of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of American (ABAA) from 1956-1958. He operated his business from his home in Lumberville, Pennsylvania, from the 1940’s until his retirement in 1989, specializing in books on architecture and the fine arts. In 1999, Steele was made an Honorary Friend of the Princeton University Library, a high honor he shared with William Scheide, Lady Eccles, and other eminent bibliographers and collectors. He died at the age of ninety-three on May 18, 2000. Steele was a member of the Grolier Club of New York, a bibliophile organization, from 1958 until his death.
Geoffrey Steele, Inc.
Antiquarian booksellers. Pennsylvania. 20th century.
Booksellers and bookselling. Pennsylvania. 20th century.
Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Antiquarian booksellers. Pennsylvania.
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.
Box 1 A—ATH
Box 2 ATHER—BRU
Box 3 BRY—Chicago Art Institute (1981- )
Box 4 Chicago Historical Society—DUJ
Box 5 Duke University (1980- )—GARQ
Box 6 GARR—HEN
Box 7 HER—KEL
Box 8 KEM—MacZ
Box 9 MAD—Michigan State University (1984- )
Box 10 Michigan, University of—NEW
Box 11 New York Book—PAY
Box 12 Penn State University—REZ
Box 13 RH—SOB
Box 14 SOC—TR
Box 15 TU—Washington, University of
Box 16 WASH—ZW
Box 17 Miscellaneous (includes Kingsborough and “List” folders)
Off-Site Storage Box Numbers
Box 1 GC302100001007
Box 2 GC302100001011
Box 3 GC302100001003
Box 4 GC302100001000
Box 5 GC302100001009
Box 6 GC302100001016
Box 7 GC302100001014
Box 8 GC302100001010
Box 9 GC302100001015
Box 10 GC302100001001
Box 11 GC302100001006
Box 12 GC302100001004
Box 13 GC302100001005
Box 14 GC302100001002
Box 15 GC302100001008
Box 16 GC302100001013
Box 17 GC302100001012