Finding Aid for the Collection of Book Fair Posters 1963-2004

Processed by Jamie Henricks.
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
University of California, Los Angeles
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Book Fair Posters,
Date (inclusive): 1963-2004
Collection number: MS.2009.006
Creator: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Extent: 1 box
Repository: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Posters from fifteen book fairs that were held in California between 1963 and 2004.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection.
Physical location: Clark Library
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts or posters must be submitted in writing to the Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Book Fair Posters, MS.2009.006, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

The majority of posters in this collection was given to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library April 15, 2009. A smaller number of the posters were acquired in the Heritage Bookshop collection, a gift of Ben and Lou Weinstein in 2007.

Biography

The majority of the posters are from California International Antiquarian Book Fairs, which are sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and have run since 1961. One poster is from the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) fair, sponsored by ILAB. Other posters are from the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, sponsored by the ABAA, which has taken place since 1976. The Santa Monica Book Fair was sponsored by American Book Fairs, Incorporated.

Scope and Content

This collection contains nineteen posters from fifteen book fairs that were held in California between 1963 and 2004. The majority of the posters are from California International Antiquarian Book Fairs; others are from an International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) fair, multiple Boston International Antiquarian book fairs, and a Santa Monica fair. All posters are paper and come in varying sizes; the width and height (respectively) in inches are listed for each poster.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically. Item numbers are located on the bottom right of each poster. The presence of an 'H' indicates the poster was originally from the Heritage Bookshop collection.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Book industries and trade--Exhibitions--20th century--Posters
Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America
Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
California International Antiquarian Book Fair
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
Santa Monica Book Fair

Genres and Forms

Posters


Container List

Box 1, Item 1

3rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California October 30-November 1, 1963

Physical Description: 9.5" x 15"
Box 1, Item 2

7th California International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California October 15-17, 1970

Physical Description: 9.25" x 14"
Box 1, Item 3

9th California International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California October 3-5, 1974

Physical Description: 12" x 19", on light yellow paper
Box 1, Item 4

9th California International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California October 3-5, 1974

Physical Description: 12" x 19", on cream paper
Box 1, Item 5

10th California International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Fairmont Hotel, Nob Hill, San Francisco, California September 16-18, 1976

Physical Description: 17" x 23.5"
Box 1, Item 6

11th California International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California February 2-4, 1978

Physical Description: 11" x 16.5"
Box 1, Item 7

15th California International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California February 18-20, 1982

Physical Description: 12.5" x 19"
Box 1, Item 8

17th California International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California February 16-18, 1984

Physical Description: 20" x 15.25"
Box 1, Item 9

21st California International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California February 5-7, 1988

Physical Description: 8.25" x 11"
Box 1, Item 10

23rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Los Angeles Airport Hilton, Los Angeles, California February 2-4, 1990

Physical Description: 9.5" x 18"
Box 1, Item 11

16th International League of Antiquarian Booksellers Fair -- Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, California September 6-8, 1996

Physical Description: 18" x 24"
Oversized map drawer, Item 12

30th California International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, California February 21-23, 1997

Physical Description: 20" x 28"

Note

This poster is oversized and is housed separately in the "oversized broadside and manuscript" drawer.
Box 1, Item 13

22nd Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts November 20-22, 1998

Physical Description: 15" x 23"

Note

This poster was from the Heritage Bookshop collection.
Box 1, Item 14

22nd Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts November 20-22, 1998

Physical Description: 15" x 23"

Note

This poster was from the Heritage Bookshop collection.
Box 1, Item 15

Santa Monica Book Fair -- Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California July 17-18, 1999

Physical Description: 12" x 18"

Note

This poster was from the Heritage Bookshop collection.
Box 1, Item 16

Santa Monica Book Fair -- Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California July 17-18, 1999

Physical Description: 12" x 18"

Note

This poster was from the Heritage Bookshop collection.
Box 1, Item 17

23rd Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts November 19-21, 1999

Physical Description: 20" x 23"

Note

This poster was from the Heritage Bookshop collection.
Box 1, Item 18

23rd Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts November 19-21, 1999

Physical Description: 20" x 23"

Note

This poster was from the Heritage Bookshop collection.
Box 1, Item 19

37th California International Antiquarian Book Fair -- Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles, California February 6-8, 2004

Physical Description: 11" x 17"