Yale Center for British Art Rare Books and Manuscripts Department records, 1974-2018.
- Physical Description:
- 37 linear feet (37 boxes)
- Institutional ArchivesA028Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Email]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Information
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- Archives & Manuscripts
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The Rare Books and Manuscripts department holds approximately 35,000 volumes. The collection represents a broad range of material relating to the visual arts and cultural life in the United Kingdom and the former British Empire, dating from the fifteenth century to the present. Particular strengths include illustrated color-plate books from the renowned J. R. Abbey collection, drawing manuals, sporting books and manuscripts, early maps and atlases, early printed books by William Caxton and his contemporaries, private press and contemporary artists' books, as well as archival and manuscript material relating to British artists, writers, and travelers of all periods.
The Rare Books and Manuscripts department records comprise general administrative records, correspondence, and exhibition records. Additionally, there are rare book dealer files that document the acquisition of books by the department.
- Subject Terms:
- Art -- Collectors and collecting.Art museum curators -- United States.Art, British.Yale Center for British Art.
Yale Center for British Art Rare Books and Manuscripts Department records. Yale Center for British Art, Institutional Archives.