Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Guest Blogger: Donnelle Conklin, Librarian

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art Library will display a selection of bookplates from its collection in November and December. The Library boasts a collection of over 2,000 bookplates, many collected during the 1920s and 30s by Ms. Ella Bradley, the Museum’s first librarian. Others were acquired from a donation from the collection of Mrs. Katherine Loveland. Most of the bookplates were produced sometime between 1890 and 1940, the period considered the “Golden Era” of bookplate design. The Library also houses a large number of books on the subject, and many will be available to visitors who would like to learn more about the variety and history of the bookplate.

The exhibit will be located in two glass cases located in the Museum lobby and will run through January.


Lew Jaffe said...

I will post information about your exhibition on my bookplate blog
Can you send me a few more reprsentative bookplate scans?
Thanks Lew Jaffe

Curator Jill R. Chancey said...

I've forwarded your request to our librarian.