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 is by appointment only and availability can widely vary. Please plan visits well in advance.
The CalArts Image Services Department is able to make low/high-resolution digital scans for patrons. There is no self-service photocopying. There is a charge for reproducing all materials. Payment must be received before copies will be produced. See the Reproduction Policy and Price List for more information.
Turnaround time is approximately 10 days.
Institute Archivist and
Special Collections Manager