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. Special Collections materials do not circulate and must be viewed in the Special Collections and Institute Archives Reading Room.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS and INSTITUTE ARCHIVES VIEWING HOURS
Susan Lowenberg, Special Collections Manager