MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM Bookplate Collection
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Guide to the Montclair Art Museum Bookplate Collection, 1720-2010 (bulk 1890-1989)

Title: Montclair Art Museum Bookplate Collection

OCLC/RLIN No. (Unique ID): 1012943873

 Dates:             1720-2010

 Bulk Dates: 1890-1989

 Extent: 15 boxes, 12 linear feet

 Abstract: Bookplates collected by the Montclair Art Museum, with accompanying card catalog and supplemental material.

 Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply; please contact repository for requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce the materials.

Preferred Citation: [Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Montclair Art Museum Bookplate Collection, 1720-2010 (bulk 1890-1989), The Grolier Club of New York.

About the Finding Aid: This finding aid was prepared by Allison Hughes in Microsoft Word at the Grolier Club, October 2017.

 Provenance: This material was transferred to the Grolier Club from the Montclair Art Museum in April 2010.

Separated Materials: This collection originally included The Cotter’s Saturday Night by Robert Burns, printed by The Bibliophile Society, with engravings by Arthur N. Macdonald; it was removed from the collection and cataloged separately.

 Biographical/Historical Note: The Montclair Art Museum is an American art museum founded in 1914 in Montclair, New Jersey. The Museum had a small number of bookplates in its collection from its early years, but the core of the collection came from 2,000 bookplates donated by Helen Francis Brockett in the 1920s, with other bookplate donations from Eulalia Van Lennep in 1927 and Mary Van Lennep in 1949. The Museum added to these gifts by collecting bookplates created for Montclair residents or by New Jersey artists. The bookplate collection was curated by Edith Anderson Rights, the librarian at the Museum’s LeBrun Library.

 Scope and Content Note: This collection includes approximately 7,173 bookplates, with some original prints and engraved metal plates. Additionally, there is a card catalog accompanying the collection, as well as supplemental indexes and research material.

Electronic indexes to this collection were created in the 1980s by Edith Anderson Rights on a Smith-Corona machine (possibly a PWP 7000LT). The indexes were migrated from the original 2.8" Smith-Corona disks to .rtf files by Scott Johnson of Pivar Computing Services, Inc. (Buffalo Grove, IL) in April 2016. For access to the .rtf files, please contact repository.

         
Access Points:

Names

Montclair Art Museum

Rights, Edith Anderson

Genres

Bookplates

Arrangement Note: This collection is arranged in the following three series:

I.                 Bookplates

II.               Card Catalog

III.             Supplemental Material

Container List:

I.                 Bookplates

Box

Title

Date

1

Owners A-Ci, Colu-Cz

1720-1982

2

Owners Cl-Colt, Da-I

1720-1982

3

Owners J-O

1720-1982

4

Owners Pa-We

1720-1982

5

Owners Wh-Z, Special Subjects, Duplicates

1720-1982

6

Oversize, Unfiled, and Duplicate Bookplates, Original Prints

1720-1982

7

Engraved Plates

undated

II.               Card Catalog

 

Box

Title

Date

8

Artist Ciphers, Owners A-Lom

Undated

9

Owners Lur-W, Artists A-Ch

Undated

10

Artists Ch-Z, Subjects A-Armorial

Undated

11

Subjects Armorial-Fl

Undated

12

Subjects Fl-P

Undated

13

Subjects P-Z

Undated

III.             Supplemental Material

 

Box

Folder

Title

Date

14

1

Brewer Bookplate Collection Index

undated

14

3

Montclair Bookplate Collection Accession Inventory

1989

14

4

Edith Anderson Rights Articles and Research

1990-2010

15

Edith Anderson Rights Ledgers

undated

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