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The Guerilla Art Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

That C Word

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris Out of Hand

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Monsters of the United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Owl-phabet of Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florence

 

 

 

 

 

 

Destination Moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treading the Maze

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slurring at the Bottom

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Janos Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical Ways

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tunnel Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

Site Readings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry of Chance Encounters

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 Dragons

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seance for a Minyan

 

 

 

The Directory of Artists' Books Collections

 

This directory is being compiled to increase awareness of artists' books collections. It currently contains collections primarily in the United States and Canada. Special thanks to members of the Art Libraries Society (ARLIS) for their contributions. If you would like your institution to be added, or wish to make any corrections, please contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Check out this new research directory for the D.C. area!
Artists' Books DC: A Guide to Researching Collections by Michelle Strizever

 

Academic Libraries
Library Site
OPAC

 

Amherst College, Robert Frost Library

 

http://www.amherst.edu/library/index.html
http://fcaw.library.umass.edu:8991/

* Please note: multi-institutional coverage.

 

Art Institute of Chicago (School of), John M. Flaxman Library, Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection

 

http://www.saic.edu/art_design/special_collections/joan_flasch/

 

http://digital-libraries.saic.edu/ 

https://i-share.carli.illinois.edu/sai/       

ACA Library of Savannah College of Art and Design
http://www.scad.edu/services/library/overview/index.cfm


Third Annual Artist's Book Symposium, March 2010
Juried Student Artist's Book Competition Award Winners, 2010


http://library.scad.edu/

 

Brown University, John Hay Library

 

http://dl.lib.brown.edu/libweb/about/hay/
http://dl.lib.brown.edu/collatoz/cluster.php?cluster_id=5
http://josiah.brown.edu/search/

 

Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library, Fine Arts and Special Collections Library

 

http://www.library.cmu.edu/Research/Arts/Art/artistsbooks.html
https://cameo.library.cmu.edu/

 

Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona

 

http://www.creativephotography.org/library/
http://sabio.library.arizona.edu/search/X

 

Cleveland Institute of Art, Gund Library

 

http://www.cia.edu/Library/Collections/#artbooks
http://library.case.edu/forms/ciabooks.aspx

 

Columbia College Chicago

 

http://www.lib.colum.edu/specialcollections/collections.php http://www.lib.colum.edu/research/findBooks.php

 

Columbia University, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

 

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/avery/ http://clio.cul.columbia.edu/

 

Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

 

http://library.columbia.edu/indiv/rbml.html http://clio.cul.columbia.edu/

 

Corcoran College of Art and Design, Corcoran Library

 

http://www.corcoran.edu/library/index.php http://corc.sirsi.net/uhtbin/webcat

 

Dartmouth College, Sherman Art Library

 

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/sherman/artspecial.html http://libcat.dartmouth.edu/

 

Duke University, Perkins Library, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections

 

http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/index.html

Artists' Books by Women: http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/bingham/guides/artistsbooks/index.html

http://catalog.library.duke.edu/

Emory Univeristy
MARBL Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

http://marbl.library.emory.edu/

Artists' books blog
http://web.library.emory.edu/blog/tag/tags/artists-books

 

http://web.library.emory.edu/
search Euclid for library holdings

 

 

 

Florida Atlantic University, Wimberly Library, The Arthur and Matta Jaffee Collection

 

http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/jaffethecollection.htm
http://fau.catalog.fcla.edu/fa.jsp

 

Franklin & Marshall College, Archives & Special Collections

 

Artists' Books Collection
 http://libguides.fandm.edu/artistsbooks/

http://library.fandm.edu/

 

Harvard University, Fine Arts Library

 

http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/#fal http://lms01.harvard.edu/

 

Indiana University, Bloomington, Fine Arts Library

 

http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1894

Guest Access: http://www.iucat.iu.edu/

 

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Herron School of Art & Design, Herron Art Library

 

http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/herron/artistbook Guest Access: http://www.iucat.iu.edu/

 

Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus

 

http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/library/services/specialcol/collections.htm

http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/library/services/specialcol/findaid/artbooks/ArtbooksCollection.htm

 

Louisiana State University, Hill Memorial Library

 

http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/index.html
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/index.html

 

Maine College of Art, Joanne Waxman Library

 

http://library.meca.edu/screens/coll.html http://library.meca.edu/search

 

Maryland Institute College of Art, Decker Library

 

http://danube.mica.edu/library/ABCat/site/index.cfm http://mica.sirsi.net:2246/uhtbin/cgisirsi/sYeAU0kUaS/SIRSI/156290005/60/502/X

 

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Morton R. Godine Library

 

http://inside.massart.edu/x2405.xml

http://endeavor.flo.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First

*Please note: multi-institutional coverage.

 

Mills College, Special Collections, F. W. Olin Library

 

http://www.mills.edu/academics/library/special_collections/index.php
http://library.mills.edu/

 

Oberlin College, Clarence Ward Art Library

 

http://www.oberlin.edu/library/art/artistsbooks.html http://obis.oberlin.edu/

 

Otis College of Art and Design, Millard Sheet Library

 

http://library.otis.edu/descrip.htm http://opac.otis.edu/cgi-bin/gw/chameleon

 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus Library

 

http://library.pratt.edu/colls.html#art http://library.pratt.edu/

 

Princeton University, Princeton University Library, Graphic Arts Collection

 

http://www.princeton.edu/~rbsc/department/graphicarts/

http://catalog.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First

 

Reed College, Special Collections and Archives

 


http://library.reed.edu/using/collections/specialbook.html#artists
Reed Digital Collections: http://cdm.reed.edu/cdm4/artbooks/

http://library-catalog.reed.edu/
Choose Special Collections from the menu
and do a Keyword search on: artists books collection

 

Rhode Island School of Design, Fleet Library

 

http://www.risd.edu/risd_library.cfm

RISD Special Collections blog
http://risdspecial.wordpress.com

http://librarycat.risd.edu

 

Ringling College of Art and Design, Kimbrough Library

 


http://www.ringling.edu/index.php?id=1225

http://www-opac.lib.ringling.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=Second
Search artists books specimens for a listing; some books are illustrated with permission from the artist

 

Rochester Institute of Technology, Wallace Memorial Library

 

http://library.rit.edu/depts/ref/speccoll/#artists http://albert.rit.edu/

 

Rutgers University Library, Special Collections and University Archives

 

http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/libs/scua/rare_books/rare_books.shtml

http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/index.shtml

 

Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library, Rare Book Room

 

http://libraries.claremont.edu/den/collections_spcoll.html#rarebkrm

http://libraries.claremont.edu/

*Please note: multi-institutional coverage.

 

Skidmore College, Lucy Scribner Library, Special Collections

 

http://lib.skidmore.edu/artistsbooks/ http://lucy.skidmore.edu

 

Smith College, Neilson Library, Mortimer Rare Book Room

 

http://www.smith.edu/library/libs/rarebook/

http://fcaw.library.umass.edu:8991/

*Please note: multi-institutional coverage.

 

Stanford University, Green Library, Gunst Collectio

 

http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/rbc/book_history/gunst.html http://jenson.stanford.edu/

 

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library

 

http://www.clarkart.edu/library/special_collections.cfm http://www.clarkart.edu/library/search_all.cfm

 

Swarthmore College, McCabe Library, Rare Book Room

 

http://www.swarthmore.edu/x5792.xml http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/search~S8/

 

University of Arizona, The, Special Collections

 

http://www.library.arizona.edu/speccoll/collections/book.html http://sabio.library.arizona.edu/search/X

 

University of California, Irvine, Langson Library, Special Collections and Archives

 

http://www.lib.uci.edu/libraries/collections/special/coll/artists_books/ http://antpac.lib.uci.edu/

 

University of California, Los Angeles

 

Art Library
http://www2.library.ucla.edu/libraries/arts/9648.cfm

Charles E. Young Library, Special Collections http://www2.library.ucla.edu/specialcollections/researchlibrary/index.cfm

http://catalog.library.ucla.edu/

 

University of California, Riverside, Tomás Rivera Library, Special Collections Department

 

http://library.ucr.edu/?view=collections/spcol/index.html
http://scotty.ucr.edu/

 

University of California, San Diego, Art and Architecture Library (and Mandeville Special Collections Library)

 

http://www.ucsd.edu/portal/site/Libraries

http://roger.ucsd.edu/

 

University of California, Santa Barbara, Arts Library (and Special Collections)

 

http://www.library.ucsb.edu/arts/artcollections.html http://pegasus-16.library.ucsb.edu/

 

University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

 

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/ http://libcat.uchicago.edu/

 

University of Colorado at Boulder, Norlin Library, Special Collections

 



http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/art/index.htm

 

 

http://libraries.colorado.edu

 

 

University of Delaware, Morris Library, Special Collections

 

http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/guides/artistbk.htm
http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/exhibits/artistsbook/index.htm
http://www.lib.udel.edu/

 

University of Georgia, Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library

 

http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/speccoll.html https://gil.uga.edu/webvoy.htm

 

University of Iowa, Main Library, Special Collections

 

http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/spec-coll/ http://infohawk.uiowa.edu/

 

University of Louisville, Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library

 

http://library.louisville.edu/art/ArtistsBooks.htm http://minerva.louisville.edu/

 

University of Michigan, Art, Architecture & Engineering Library, Special Collections

 

http://sitemaker.umich.edu/artistsbooks/home http://sitemaker.umich.edu/artistsbooks/browse_artists__books

 

University of New Mexico,
Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections


Library site
http://elibrary.unm.edu

Subject guide
http://libguides.unm.edu/aecontent.php?pid=13889&sid=173676


http://libros.unm.edu

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sloane Art Library

 

http://www.lib.unc.edu/art/artistsbooksguide/artistbooks.html

Subject guide
http://www.lib.unc.edu/subjectguides/artistsbooks/index.html

http://search.lib.unc.edu/

 

University of Oregon, A&AA Library

 

http://libweb.uoregon.edu/aaa/index.html http://libweb.uoregon.edu/

 

University of Pittsburgh, Frick Fine Art Library

 

http://www.library.pitt.edu/libraries/frick/fine_arts.html http://pittcat.pitt.edu/

 

University of the Arts
Greenfield Library

 


http://www.uarts.edu/stuserv/libraries/about/bookarts.html
http://library.uarts.edu/search

 

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections
Library


http://library.uvm.edu/sc/ http://voyager.uvm.edu

 

University of Washington, Seattle, Book Arts Collection

 

http://www.lib.washington.edu/specialcoll/collections/bookarts.html http://catalog.lib.washington.edu/search~/
Choose Search Option: Genre/Form; then type artists books

 

University of Wisconsin--Madison, Kohler Art Library

 

http://art.library.wisc.edu/about/artists-books.html

Browsable and searchable listing (with images):

http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/ArtistsBks/

 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library

 

http://www.uwm.edu/Libraries/special/collections/book_arts/home.htm

https://millib.wisconsin.edu/

 

Virginia Commonwealth University, James Branch Cabell Library, Special Collections and Archives

 

http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/bookart.html http://catalog.library.vcu.edu.proxy.library.vcu.edu/

 

Wellesley College, Margaret Clapp Library, Special Collections

 

http://www.wellesley.edu/Library/SpecColl/SCstart.html http://www.wellesley.edu/Library/

 

Wesleyan University, Olin Memorial Library, Special Collections and Archives

 

http://www.wesleyan.edu/libr/schome/speccol/artistbooks.html

http://ctwweb.wesleyan.edu:7003/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First

 

Yale University, Robert B. Haas Family Library

 


http://www.library.yale.edu/arts/specialcollections/ http://orbis.library.yale.edu/

 

 

 

Public Libraries
  Library Site
OPAC

 

Beverly Hills Public Library, Art Research Library

 

http://www.beverlyhills.org/services/library/ http://12.164.240.5/

 

Boston Public Library

 

http://www.bpl.org/index.htm
http://catalog.mbln.org/
Broward County Library, Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, Dianne and Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library http://www.broward.org/library/bienes_about.htm
http://www.browardlibrary.org/

Cerritos Library, Cerritos, CA

http://www.ci.cerritos.ca.us/library/library.html
http://www.ci.cerritos.ca.us/comnews/PressReleases/2008/artists_books_july.html
http://clio.ci.cerritos.ca.us/
Library of Congress, Rare Book/Special Collections Reading Room http://www.loc.gov/rr/rarebook/
http://catalog.loc.gov/
Multnomah County Library, Central Library, John Wilson Special Collections http://www.multcolib.org/about/mcl-wilson.html
http://catalog.multcolib.org/
New York Public Library, Humanities and Social Science Library, Prints and Photographs Study Room http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/art/print/print.html
http://catnyp.nypl.org/
Newberry Library, The, Special Collections http://www.newberry.org/
https://i-share.carli.illinois.edu/nby/
Phoenix Public Library, Burton Barr Central Library



http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/collections.jsp?lwbid=6026

http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/

 

 

 

 

Museum Libraries and Archives
  Library Site OPAC

 

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Library, G. Robert Strauss, Jr. Memorial Library

 

www.albrightknox.org/library.html http://akat.albrightknox.org/

 

Art Gallery of Toronto, E.P. Taylor Research Library

 

http://www.ago.net/research-library-archives-overview http://library.ago.net/

 

Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY

 

http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/ http://library.brooklynmuseum.org/

 

Baltimore Museum of Art, E. Kirkbride Miller Art Research Library

 

http://www.cia.edu/academicResources/library.php?action=collections http://catalog.case.edu/

 

Getty Research Institute Library

 

http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/special_collections/categories.html

http://library.getty.edu/cgibin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library

 

http://libmma.org/portal/collections/ http://library.metmuseum.org/screens/opacmenu.html
Museum of Modern Art/Franklin Furnace Archive

http://www.franklinfurnace.org/research/moma-FF-artist_book_collection.php

 

 

MOMA Dadabase
http://arcade.nyarc.org/search~S8

How to search: http://www.moma.org/learn/resources/library/faq_library_collection#ab

 

 

National Museum of Women in the Arts

 

http://www.nmwa.org/library/artistbook.asp http://www.nmwa.org/search/search_library_frames.asp

 

Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry

 

http://www.rediscov.com/sacknerarchives/ http://www.rediscov.com/sacknerarchives/search.aspx

 

Smithsonian Institution, American Art Portrait Gallery (and Hirshhorn)

 

http://www.sil.si.edu/Libraries/aapg/aapg_about.cfm http://www.siris.si.edu/
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN http://calendar.walkerart.org/canopy.wac?id=4665

http://collections.walkerart.org/

Artists' books collection dedicated as the Rosemary Furtak Artist Book Collection
July 2012

 

Whitney Museum, Frances Mulhall Achilles Library

 

http://www.whitney.org/www/research/index.jsp http://library.whitney.org/

 

 

 

 

Other Libraries
  Library Site OPAC

 

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

 

http://www.ljathenaeum.org/bookcollection.html


http://www.ljathenaeum.org/booklist.html

 

Banff Centre,
Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives

 

http://www.banffcentre.ca/library/

http://ipac.banffcentre.ca/#focus

 

Boston Atheneum Rare Books

 

http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/node/32

Artists' Books Collection
http://cdm.bostonathenaeum.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p13110coll7

 

University of the West of England, Centre for Fine Print Research, UK

http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/index.htm
http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/cfprbooks.htm

List of artists books in the collection
http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/cfprcolln/Artistsbooks.pdf

List of small books and multiples in the collection
http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/cfprcolln/Multiples.pdf


 

Visual Studies Workshop

http://www.vsw.org/research/researchcenter.html  

 

 

 

 

 


Compiled and designed by Erin Wilkins as a project of the Arts Library and Special Collections, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, 2008.

For additions or corrections, please contact:
Mo Dawley
Art and Drama Librarian
Arts Library and Special Collections
Carnegie Mellon University

Last updated May 2013