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Finding Aid for the Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Records, 1949-1982
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1982
    Collection number: 149
    Creator: Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. Southern California Chapter
    Extent: 17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America was founded in 1949 to encourage interest in rare books and manuscripts and to maintain the highest standards in the antiquarian book trade. The collection consists of the Southern California Chapter files of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (1949-80), directories, newsletters, bylaws, programs and posters.
    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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of Philip S. Brown, 1952.
    • Gift of Glen Dawson, 1982.
    • Gift of George Allen, 1982.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Records (Collection 149). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    History

    The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America was founded in 1949 to encourage interest in rare books and manuscripts and to maintain the highest standards in the antiquarian book trade; it promotes exhibitions of books and related materials, and lectures on subjects of interest to book collectors; members engage in the sale, purchase, and appraisal of antiquarian books and manuscripts. The Southern California chapter encompasses the area from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of Southern California Chapter files of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (1949-80), directories, newsletters, bylaws, programs, posters, as well as some material on the national and international organizations.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Southern California chapter files, 1949-80 (Boxes 1-7).
    2. Treasurer's reports, 1952-70 (Box 8).
    3. History, reminiscences, miscellaneous papers (Box 9).
    4. Glen Dawson's files (Box 10).
    5. Ephemera, book fair programs, bylaws (Box 11).
    6. ABAA national (Box 12).
    7. International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) (Box 13).
    8. ABA England (Box 14).
    9. ABAA directories, membership (Box 15).
    10. Publications (Box 16).
    11. Alphabooks, catalogs, correspondence (Box 17).
    12. Mr. Pickwick figure (Box 18).
    13. California book fair posters (Box 19).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Antiquarian Booksellers of America--Southern California Chapter--Archives.
    Booksellers and bookselling--California, Southern--Archival resources.