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CalArts Special Collections & Institute Archives

*THE INSTITUTE ARCHIVES WILL BE CLOSED MAY 1- AUGUST 31, 2017 FOR RENOVATION*

The CalArts Library’s Special Collections & Institute Archives department houses collections of rare and unique materials of enduring cultural and historical value in support of research and art making by scholars, artists, students, and the general public.

Parking on campus is free. Special Collections and the Institute Archives are located in the library, on the 2nd floor of CalArts' Main Building.

Institute Archives 

Search our collections here.

If you have a question about our collections, want to view or have digitized copies made of materials from our collections, please fill out the Institute Archives Request Form and we will be in touch with you soon. Please allow 7-10 days for the processing of all requests.

To book an appointment click here after submitting the above application form and receiving a confirmation email from the archivist. Viewing is by appointment only and hours may vary depending on availability.

Viewing hours:

Monday-Friday (September-May)

Monday-Thursday (May-August)

9:30am-4:00pm


Special Collections 

Please search our CalArts Library Catalog for Special Collections materials. To view an item, please give the item's call number to a Circulation Desk staff member who will retrieve the item for you.

Viewing hours:

Monday - Friday 8:45am - 5:00pm

Kathy Carbone, Institute Archivist

libraryarchive@calarts.edu


Brena Smith, Special Collections

bsmith@calarts.edu

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