- 1800s-2000s (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 leaf of textual records : ill.
Name of creator
The materials constituting the Canadian bookplate collection were acquired in 1969, 1975, 1978 and later by the AGO from various sources.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
AGO credit line: various.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Collection consists of ornamented and illustrated bookplates accumulated by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Library and Archives beginning in 1969. In that year, AGO librarian Sybille Pantazzi acquired the first group of items now included in the collection, and added to it in 1975 and 1978. The Library and Archives continues to augment the collection.
The bookplates in the collection were chiefly designed for Canadian book collectors, libraries and associations by Canadian, American and other artists from the 19th century to the present day. The collection includes armorial, presentation and other bookplates and 1 leaflet, and comprises various forms of prints such as engravings, etchings and woodcuts. Most of the bookplates have not been used.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Open. Access to Special Collections is by appointment. Please contact the reference desk for more information.
Conditions governing reproduction
Various copyright holders. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the collection.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Some items have attributions and other information noted on verso.
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Rules and/or conventions used
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Description and finding aid created 2004, revised 2017.
Description prepared by Sylvia Lassam (2004), modified by Gary Fitzgibbon (2017).
Uploaded and adapted by Nirvana Chainani, 2019.