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. Special Collections and the Institute Archives are located in the library, on the 2nd floor of CalArts' Main Building.
Please allow 7-10 days for the processing of all requests.
All materials in Special Collections are cataloged and may be found by searching the CalArts Library Catalog.
To view items from Special Collections, please fill out the request form and book an appointment. Special Collections materials do not circulate and must be viewed in the Special Collections and Institute Archives Reading Room.
INSTITUTE ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS VIEWING HOURS
Viewing is by appointment only and availability can widely vary. Please plan visits well in advance.
Kathy Carbone, Institute Archivist and Interim Special Collections Manager