STEELE, GEOFFREY (FIRM : LUMBERVILLE, PENN.). Records, ca. 1940-1989
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Geoffrey Steele, Inc. Records, ca. 1940-1989

RLIN ID No.
NYGG03-A19

Creator
Geoffrey Steele, Inc.

Title
Records, ca. 1940-1989

Physical Description
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.

Historical/Biographical Note
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.

Names
Steele, Geoffrey.
Geoffrey Steele, Inc.

Subjects
Antiquarian booksellers. Pennsylvania. 20th century.
Booksellers and bookselling. Pennsylvania. 20th century.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Antiquarian booksellers. Pennsylvania.

Location
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.


Collection Inventory

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

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