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Sven-Arthur Wiman bookplates collection

Identifier: MSS 9342

Scope and Contents

Consists of Wiman's extensive collection of bookplates from dozens of countries around the world and correspondence related to his collecting activities. Also includes a binder with Wiman's register for the collection and a scrapbook album containing clippings of a column written by Wiman for the Swedish-American newspaper Svenska Posten (Seattle). Materials dated approximately 1948 to 1977.


  • approximately 1948-1977


Language of Materials

Materials primarily in Swedish and English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Sven-Arthur Wiman bookplates collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Sven-Arthur Wiman (1898-1979) was a Swedish-American collector and newspaper columnist in Utah.


49 boxes (24.5 linear ft.)

2 scrapbooks (0.5 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated by Sven-Arthur Wiman in 1979.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Sven-Arthur Wiman; 1979.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts Collection Development Policy, II.B.5.VI)

Register of Sven-Arthur Wiman bookplates collection
Rebecca A. Wiederhold, Technical Services Archivist
2019 April 26
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States