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CalArts Special Collections & Institute Archives

Special Collections serves as a repository of a variety of documents and formats and supports the research activities of students, faculty and scholars. The collection includes rare books, manuscripts, media, and ephemera. It primarily supports course work and general research within CalArts and therefore the primary subject areas for collection include the visual and performing arts, and literature. 

All materials in Special Collections are cataloged and may be found searching the CalArts Library Catalog.

Accessing Special Collections

To view any items from Special Collections you must schedule an appointment with Brena Smith. Items do not circulate and must be viewed under supervision in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room. Circulation staff cannot retrieve items from special collections.

Brena Smith

CalArts Library
24700 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355

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