Bookplate Registry Database



The bookplate registry database focuses on the bookplates that are pasted into the front matter of a book to show ownership. The bookplate registry is a searchable database image catalog of approximately 1100 sample bookplates and library stamps from Hesburgh Libraries Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of Notre Dame. The database was created during preliminary explorations of the cataloging and database methodology necessary to support a cooperative online bookplate registry for multiple universities. The database focuses on both the owners of the books as well as the artists that created the bookplate designs. The attached files include a powerpoint presenation given by Christian Dupont that was given at the 41st Annual Preconference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the American Library Association in Chicago, Illinois on July 7, 2000. The presentation explains the project in more detail and the data that was collected. The dataset gives information on the bookplates that were reviewed at the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries Rare Book and Special Collections. The original site that this information was searchable on was retired in the Fall of 2021.


Attribute NameValues
  • Rare Books & Special Collections

  • Rare books

  • Bookplates

  • Data sets

  • Rare library materials

  • Labels

  • Books-Owners’ marks

  • Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

  • English

Departments and Units
Record Visibility Public
Content License
  • All rights reserved

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