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Frank Allen Bookplate Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 05-exws_bookplate
The Frank Allen Bookplate Collection represents the collecting of Frank Allen, a Western Michigan University Librarian and Jasper Green Pennington, a student of Frank Allen's who was inspired by him to begin collecting bookplates on his own. Frank Allen donated his collection of handmade bookplates to Western Michigan University in 1965. He had been amassing his collection of bookplates for twenty years before his donation. Jasper Green Pennington donated his collection to Western Michigan University Libraries in 2006 with the intention that it be added to his mentor's collection.

Physical Description: The bookplate collection is housed in 6 archival boxes (approximately 2.5 linear feet) and is divided into four parts: 1) The Frances Dallam Moss Design Collection of Dugald Stewart Walker Designs (a subset of the bookplates collected by Allen), 2) The Frank Allen Bookplate Collection, 3) The Mary Crease Sears Collection (another subset of the bookplates collected by Allen and 4) The Reverend Jasper Green Pennington Bookplate Collection.

Dates

  • Created: 1800-2000
  • Other: Date acquired: 1965 and 2006

Creator

Extent

6.00 boxes

Abstract

Bookplates from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries collected by Frank Allen, a Western Michigan University Librarian, and his former student, Jasper Green Pennington.

Arrangement Note

This collection is divided into four parts or 'series': 1) The Frances Dallam Moss Design Collection of Dugald Stewart Walker Designs (a subset of the bookplates collected by Allen), 2) The Frank Allen Bookplate Collection, 3) The Mary Crease Sears Collection (another subset of the bookplates collected by Allen) and 4) The Reverend Jasper Green Pennington Bookplate Collection.

Physical Access Requirements

WMU Special Collections. Non-circulating. Contact department for access.

Source of Acquisition

Frank Allen and Jasper Green Pennington.
Method of Acquisition Donation.

Accruals and Additions

Frank Allen donated his collection of handmade bookplates to Western Michigan University in 1965. Jasper Green Pennington donated his collection to WMU Libraries in 2006.

Creator

Title
Frank Allen Bookplate Collection Finding Aid
Status
completed
Author
Tyler Baker
Date
2012-06
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Waldo Library, Special Collections
Western Michigan University Libraries
1903 W Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5353 US
(269) 387-5221