Bibliographical Note: Provenance, The Case of the Yorkshire, England Collection

Anna R. Bryan


In cleaning up the last bits of retrospective conversion, catalogers often have the opportunity to correct past omissions and errors. I was asked to recatalog an item referred to as the Yorkshire Scrapbook. The old card simply gave that name and little other information. The collection had been disassembled—items removed from their pages, put into folders bearing the page numbers, and boxed—and was to be moved from the classed collection to the graphic arts collection. I asked the curator if anything was known about the collection, particularly its provenance. For many collections, provenance is of crucial importance. There . . .

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