Finding Aid for the Collection of bookplates designed by J.J. Lankes, 1921-

Processed by Amalia Castañeda, 2 Sept 2009.; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of bookplates designed by J.J. Lankes
Date (inclusive): 1921-
Collection number: 448
Creator: Lankes, J.J.
Extent: 1 half document box (0.25 linear ft.)
Abstract: A collection of bookplates designed by J.J. Lankes.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift J.B. Lankes, 2004.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of bookplates designed by J.J. Lankes (Collection Number 448). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Julius J. Lankes (1884-1960) graduated from the Buffalo Commercial and Electro-Mechanical Institute in 1902, and later studied at the Art Students' League of Buffalo and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Known primarily as a woodcut artist, he created illustrations for the Liberator and was also a contributing editor. He had notable collaborations with Robert Frost, illustrating Frost's New Hampshire and West-Running Brook, and Sherwood Anderson, establishing lifelong friendships. A Woodcut Manual (Henry Holt, 1932) was written and illustrated by Lankes. He taught at Wells College (Aurora, New York), and later became head of technical illustrating at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of bookplates created by J.J. Lankes, some from the owners' own designs. Many are signed and dated.

Organization and Arrangement

The materials are listed by title, with dates if known, and other descriptive notes.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

J.J. Lankes--Archives.

Genres and Forms of Material

Bookplates.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

W.J. Schwanekamp 1921

Physical Description: Owner's design, signed, dated
Box 1, Folder 2

Sophie Yarnall Jacobs 1921

Physical Description: Photoengraving
Box 1, Folder 3

Matthew Weimar 1922

Physical Description: Photoengraving, dated
Box 1, Folder 4

Emily 1925

Physical Description: Two color, signed,dated
Box 1, Folder 5

Harold Goddard Rugg no date

Box 1, Folder 6

Bessie M. Bender no date

Physical Description: Photoengraving
Box 1, Folder 7

Robert Garst no date

Physical Description: Photoengraving
Box 1, Folder 8

Emily no date

Box 1, Folder 9

Julius Bartlett Lankes no date

Physical Description: Signed, #28
Box 1, Folder 10

William Sloane Kinney no date

Physical Description: Signed, #28
Box 1, Folder 11

Leippert 1928

Physical Description: Signed, dated
Box 1, Folder 12

Harrison Elliott no date

Box 1, Folder 13

Bertha Bartlett's Book no date

Physical Description: Signed
Box 1, Folder 14

Betty's Book no date

Box 1, Folder 15

Helen Bennett Palen no date

Box 1, Folder 16

Peggy Coffin (R P T Coffin Daughter) no date

Box 1, Folder 17

Robert Frost (Second B/P-Grindstone) no date

Physical Description: Signed
Box 1, Folder 18

Yardley

Physical Description: Signed, Block is treasured by family
Box 1, Folder 19

Dorothy Bedell no date

Physical Description: Signed
Box 1, Folder 20

Madeleine Debarthe Schuermann no date

Box 1, Folder 21

Winifred Kappes no date

Box 1, Folder 22

Claire Boothe no date

Physical Description: Signed
Box 1, Folder 23

Ruth's Book (from linoleum block) 1938

Physical Description: Signed