Finding Aid for the Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Records, 1949-1982

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UCLA Library Special Collections
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Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Records, 1949-1982

Collection number: 149

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • UCLA Library 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Lilace Hatayama, May 1982
Encoding supervision and revision by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2002 and Amy Shung-Gee Wong, June 2004
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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 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 Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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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 Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library 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). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230325 

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.