Scope and contents
Title: Bookplate Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.517
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material:
1.0 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): circa 1930-1979
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application
or contact library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. An item-level inventory is available from library staff.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Braun Research Library at the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to
publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Braun Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Bookplate Collection, 1930-1979, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.517; [folder number] [folder title][date].
The collection is arranged in three series, Series I. Charles Fletcher Lummis bookplates, Series II. Southwest Museum bookplates
and stamp samples, and Series III. Miscellaneous Bookplates. The items are arranged alphabetically by name or organization
printed on the plate or by material type.
Scope and contents
The collection consists of 82 bookplates that vary in styles and colors. There are bookplates for the Southwest Museum’s Library
collections (which became the Braun Research Library in 1979); Charles Fletcher Lummis’ personal bookplates; and various personal
and organizational bookplates. Also included are original printing plates, notes, and images. A majority of the collection
consists of bookplates, however there are 2 sheets stamped with various Southwest Museum and library collections labels.
It is presumed that the collection was started around the 1930s, based on Hodge correspondence held in MS.3 Southwest Museum
Institutional Archives. The latest date recorded is based on the Braun Research Library bookplate, which was printed no sooner
than 1979. However, this collection is open and can be added to.
Creation of original inventory is unknown, probably done by museum or library staff. Revised by Liza Posas, 2007. Additional
processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications
and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Braun Research Library.
Fenyes, Eva Scott, d. 1930
James, George Wharton, 1858-1923
Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928.
Munk, J. A. (Joseph Amasa), 1847-1927
Southwest Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)