The mission of the CalArts Institute Archives is to identify, collect, arrange, describe, preserve, and make accessible records of enduring historical, administrative, legal, fiscal, educational, and artistic value which document the history and collective memory of CalArts, REDCAT (the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater), the Center for New Performance (CNP), and CAP (Community Arts Partnership). The Institute Archives serves as the institutional memory and final repository for official and nonofficial materials generated by faculty, staff, students, academic programs, administrative offices, and campus organizations.
The archives contains documents, photographs, publications, clippings, programs, sound files, video recordings, posters, and other miscellaneous items. There are also a small number of materials, primarily publications, from the Chouinard Art School and the Los Angeles Music Conservatory, two institutions that merged in the late 1960’s to form CalArts.
THE ARCHIVES WILL BE CLOSED:
March 27-31, 2017 FOR SPRING BREAK
MAY 1- AUGUST 31, 2017 FOR RENOVATION
Using the Archives
The Institute Archives is open to all researchers. To submit a reference, viewing, or reproductions request, please fill out the Archives Request Form, and indicate what collection(s), boxes and folders you want to view or the titles of items you want to be reproduced. Please allow 7-10 days for the processing of all requests.
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.