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Artstor and JSTOR Digital Collections

We are constantly expanding the Library’s digital collections. If you have an idea for a digital collection, please contact us.

Since the Artstor website will be retired on August 1, 2024, we will be providing access to our digital collections through JSTOR. Digital collections currently on the Artstor website will remain accessible until the website is retired. Further information about Artstor and this transition can be found on our Artstor Guides page.

The following digital collections can be accessed via JSTOR from on campus or by entering your library login:

CalArts Visual Resource Collection
Images requested by faculty and students since approximately 2006 for teaching, research, and study.



CalArts Artists' Books Collection
Contains representative images of over 1,700 books from the CalArts Artists' Books Collection. Artists' books include, but are not limited to, handmade books; small independent and fine press books; books designed and created by artists including CalArts students, alumni and faculty; as well as graphic novels and comics. The collection contains many books created by conceptual, Fluxus, and feminist artists during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

CalArts MFA Graphic Design Book Collection
School of Art Graphic Design graduate students' books created from 2002 – 2015 represent a culmination of their work at CalArts.



CalArts Tiny Press Practices Collection
Literary Citizenship: Tiny Press Practices was a class offered in Critical Studies from 2010 to 2016 that involved hands-on exploration of contemporary, autonomous, small, and micro-press practices as they relate to a poetics of community accountability. Each participant in the class created a text-based object using various techniques related to bookmaking. The Library received one copy of each student's work. This digital collection contains representative images of each book object that was donated.

CalArts Archives Womanhouse Collection 
Womanhouse (January 30 – February 28, 1972) was a feminist art installation and performance space organized by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro, co-founders of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Feminist Art Program. Images in this collection include slides, publications, documents, and ephemera related to Womanhouse that are contained in the CalArts Archives Feminist Art Materials Collection.


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