This collection consists of the large and eclectic personal collection of book plates and material dealing with the production, history and art of book plates compiled by Audrey Spencer Arellanes (1920-2005).
1551 Specimens, Bookplates and Plate Proofs
68 Plates, printing, copper and steel book plate
237 Books, Bookplate
19th to 20th century
Language of Materials
The majority of materials in this collection are in English but a significant portion are also in Danish, German and French.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.
This collection contains a large number of bookplates and publications dealing with the study and collection of bookplates compiled by Audrey Arellanes.
Biographical / Historical
Audrey Spencer Arellanes (1920-2005) was born in Wyoming, but made her career and life in California. Arellanes ran the American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers for 30 years. She also edited and arranged its yearbooks, wrote and published the newsletter "Bookplates in the News" and was author of Bookplates: A selective Annotated Bibliography of the Periodical Literature, 1971.
This collection is arranged by subject, artist, sponsor, material type and alphabetically:
Series 1, Subject A
Series 2, Subjects B-C
Series 3, Subjects D-E
Series 4, Subjects F-H
Series 5, Subjects I-N
Series 6, Subjects O-P
Series 7, Subjects R-Z
Series 8, Oversize bookplates
Series 9, Miscellaneous notable bookplates
Series 10, Bookplates on detached book boards
Series 11, Engraved copper and steel printing plates
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was purchased from Lorson's Books and Prints in 2009.
The reference library component of this collection has been individually cataloged and can be found by searching the Leatherby Libraries catalog. Perform an advanced search for "Arellanes Bookplate Collection" to retrieve a list of titles.
[identify item], Audrey Arellanes Bookplate Collection (2009.38.r), Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Chapman University, CA. http://chapman.lyrasistechnology.org/repositories/3/resources/94 Accessed September 25, 2017.