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.
The Institute Archives is under renovation and closed. We will reopen October 2, 2017.
We thank you for your cooperation and understanding
We offer a number of services to help you access and interact with our collections. You may:
Please allow 7-10 days for the processing of all requests.
Archives Viewing Hours
Viewing is by appointment only and hours may vary depending on availability.
Kathy Carbone, Institute Archivist
Brena Smith, Special Collections