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George Levitine Book Collection, 1564-1888 and undated

 Series 1

The Dr. George Levitine Collection consists of more than 2,000 volumes belonging to the late Dr. Levitine, a distinguished scholar of art history and founding chair of the Department of Art History at the University of Maryland. While the Art Library is the primary beneficiary of this gift, the Rare Books department received several hundred works dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries. These materials can be found by searching by title, author, or the phrase "George Levitine Collection" in the UMD Libraries' online catalog.

Emblematic devices and their significance were a major area of research for Dr. Levitine, and his collection of early works on iconography became the centerpiece in his impressive library. The Levitine Collection is also rich in titles, mostly from France in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, concerning art, artists, cultural analysis, and the discussion of matters of taste and esthetics. These books are a valuable addition to the University of Maryland Libraries' already strong holdings in French art, history, literature, drama, and music.

Arrangement is alphabetical by title.


  • 1564-1888 and undated

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742