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That C Word

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris Out of Hand

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Monsters of the United 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

That C Word

 

 

 

 

 

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 if you wish to make any corrections, please contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Libraries
Library site
Online search

 

Amherst College, Robert Frost Library

 

Archive for the artists' books category (blog)
https://consecratedeminence.wordpress.com/category/artists-books/

Artists' books in circulating stacks and in Archives and Special Collections
https://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/holdings/books#History


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

 



SAIC Digital Collections
https://digitalcollections.saic.edu/jfabc

 

https://digitalcollections.saic.edu/jfabc   

ACA Library of Savannah College of Art and Design


Artists' Books Collection
https://scad.libguides.com/artistsbooks


http://library.scad.edu/
Baylor University Book Arts Collection http://baylor.edu/library/finearts/bookarts

 

OPAC
http://bearcat.baylor.edu

OPAC to Book Arts Collection
http://bearcat.baylor.edu/search/t?SEARCH=baylor+book+arts+collection

 


Bennington College, Crossett Library

http://libraryguides.bennington.edu/artistsbook

http://library.bennington.edu/

 

Brown University, John Hay Library

 

http://dl.lib.brown.edu/libweb/about/hay/

Book Arts Collections
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://guides.library.cmu.edu/artistsbooks

http://www.library.cmu.edu/

 

Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona

 

https://ccp.arizona.edu/ http://new.library.arizona.edu/

 

Cleveland Institute of Art, Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library

 

http://www.cia.edu/library/artists-books

http://researchguides.cia.edu/artistsbooks


http://catalog.case.edu/

 

Columbia College, Chicago

 

https://about.colum.edu/archives/collections/special-collections/index.php https://library.colum.edu/

 

Columbia University Libraries, New York

 

Rare Book and Manuscript Library
https://library.columbia.edu/locations/rbml/units/rare_books.html

https://library.columbia.edu/index.html

Columbus College of Art and Design

http://ccad.libguides.com/rarebooks/CCADartistsbooks  

 

Corcoran College of Art and Design, Corcoran Library

 

The Corcoran Artists' Books Collection is housed at George Washington University

https://library.gwu.edu/scrc/collections/rare-books

http://midatlantic.arlisna.org/2015/02/23/corcoran-artists-books-collection-at-gw-libraries-special-collections-research-center/
https://library.gwu.edu/

 

Dartmouth College, Sherman Art Library

 

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


Denison University
Archives & Special Collections

 


http://exhibits.denisonarchives.org/exhibits/show/artbooks/about

 http://consort.library.denison.edu/

 

Duke University, David M. Rubenstein Rare & Manuscript Library

 

http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein

Artists' Books by Women
http://guides.library.duke.edu/bookarts

 

http://search.library.duke.edu/

Emory Univeristy
Stuart A.Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

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

 




http://discovere.emory.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do


 

 

 

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

 

George Mason Univeristy

 

https://infoguides.gmu.edu/artistbooks http://library.gmu.edu

 

The George Washington University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center


Corcoran Art & Design Artists' Books Collection

https://library.gwu.edu/scrc/collections/rare-books

http://midatlantic.arlisna.org/2015/02/23/corcoran-artists-books-collection-at-gw-libraries-special-collections-research-center/

Corcoran artists' books collection: library catalog search

 

Franklin & Marshall College, Jaffe Center for the Book Arts

 

https://libguides.fandm.edu/artistsbooks/

http://library.fandm.edu/

 

Harvard University, Fine Arts Library

 

https://guides.library.harvard.edu/artistsbooks https://hollis.harvard.edu

 

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

 

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

 

Kansas City Art Institute, Jannes Library

 

artist book collection library catalog

 

Long Island University, Brooklyn
Artists' Books Collection

 

http://liu.brooklyn.libguides.com/c.php?g=138193&p=903281




http://liucat.lib.liu.edu/

 

 

Louisiana State University, Hill Memorial Library
Special Collections

 

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

 

Maine College of Art, Joanne Waxman Library

 

https://www.meca.edu/academics/joanne-waxman-library/ http://minerva.maine.edu/search~S121

 

Maryland Institute College of Art, Decker Library

 

http://digitaldecker.mica.edu/digital/


http://mica.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/auth/

 

Messiah College, Murray Library
Artists' Books Collection

 


http://www.messiah.edu/info/21165/find/1839/special_collections


https://library.messiah.edu/vwebv/searchBasic

 

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

 

http://massart.libguides.com/artistsbooks?hs=a

https://massart.edu/library

 

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 Sheets Library

 

https://otis.libguides.com/artists_books_guide https://opac.otis.edu/

 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus Library

 

http://lib-dev.pratt.edu/find_resources/special_collections/ 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

 

https://library.reed.edu/special-collections/index.html

https://library.reed.edu/special-collections/index.html

 

Rhode Island School of Design, Fleet Library, Special Collections

 

https://library.risd.edu/departments/special-collections.html

https://library.risd.edu/

 

Ringling College of Art and Design, Alfred R. Goldstein Library

 


https://www.ringling.edu/library/specialcollections


https://www.ringling.edu/library

 

Rochester Institute of Technology, Wallace Center

 

Cary Graphics Arts Collection
http://library.rit.edu/cary/about-cary-collection
http://albert.rit.edu/

 

Rutgers University Library, Special Collections and University Archives

 

https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/scua/rare-books

www.libraries.rutgers.edu

 

Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library, Rare Book Room

 

http://www.scrippscollege.edu/denison/

http://www.scrippscollege.edu/denison/

 

Skidmore College, Lucy Scribner Library, Special Collections

 

http://digitalcoll.skidmore.edu/cdm/search/collection/p15968coll3

http://lucy2.skidmore.edu

 

Smith College, Mortimer Rare Book Collection

 

https://libraries.smith.edu/special-collections/about/mortimer-rare-book-collection

https://libraries.smith.edu/

 

Southern Connecticut State University, Hilton C. Buley Library

 


https://libguides.southernct.edu/c.php?g=7187

library catalog

 

Stanford Libraries

 

http://library.stanford.edu/guides/artists-books

https://searchworks.stanford.edu/

 

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library

 

https://www.clarkart.edu/library/Special-Collections/ArtistsBooks http://francine.clarkart.edu/search

 

Swarthmore College, McCabe Library, Rare Book Room

 

https://www.swarthmore.edu/libraries/book-arts-private-press-collection https://www.swarthmore.edu/libraries

 

University of Arizona, The Special Collections

 

http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/ http://sabio.library.arizona.edu/search/X

 

University of California, Berkeley, The Bancroft Library

 

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/

 

University of California, Berkeley, Environmental Design Library

 

https://guides.lib.berkeley.edu/hands-on/all http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/

 

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

 

https://special.lib.uci.edu/collections/artists-books https://www.lib.uci.edu/

 

University of California, Los Angeles, Arts Library

 


http://www.library.ucla.edu/arts

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

 

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

 

https://library.ucr.edu/libraries/special-collections-university-archives
library catalog

 

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

 


https://library.ucsd.edu/research-and-collections/collections/special-collections-and-archives/

http://roger.ucsd.edu/

 

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

 

https://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections https://www.library.ucsb.edu/

 

University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

 

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/ https://catalog.lib.uchicago.edu/vufind/

 

University of Colorado at Boulder, Norlin Library, Special Collections

 



https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/libraries/norlin-library/special-collections-archives-preservation

 

 

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, Special
Collections

 

http://www5.galib.uga.edu/scl/ http://www.libs.uga.edu/

 

University of Iowa, Special Collections

 

http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/spec-coll/ library catalog


University of Kentucky, Little Fine Arts Library

 

https://libguides.uky.edu/artistsbooks https://libraries.uky.edu/

 

University of Louisville, Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library

 

https://library.louisville.edu/art/artist-books

http://digital.library.louisville.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/abi

 

http://library.louisville.edu/home

 

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

 


https://www.lib.umich.edu/special-collections-research-center/artists-books

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mlibrary1ic

 

library catalog

 

University of New Mexico


Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections
https://elibrary.unm.edu/cswr/

Fine Arts and Design Library
https://libguides.unm.edu/studioart

https://library.unm.edu/

https://library.unm.edu/about/libraries/fadl.php

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sloane Art Library

 

https://guides.lib.unc.edu/artists-books

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

 

University of Oregon, Design Library

 

Special Collections
https://researchguides.uoregon.edu/aaa-special

https://library.uoregon.edu/

 

University of Pittsburgh, Frick Fine Art Library

 

"Discovering the Artists' Books of the Frick Fine Arts Library" http://pittcat.pitt.edu/



University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University Libraries

 

https://libguides.utk.edu/c.php?g=458253&p=3132481 https://www.lib.utk.edu/


University of Texas at Austin,
Harry Ransom Center

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/art/holdings/artists_books/
http://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/search/

 

University of Texas at Austin, Fine Arts Library


https://guides.lib.utexas.edu/artistsbooks

https://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/

 

University of the Arts
Greenfield Library

 

https://library.uarts.edu/about/bookarts.html
https://library.uarts.edu/
University of Utah Katherine W. Dumke Fine Arts & Architecture Library
http://lib.utah.edu/collections/fine-arts.php

Rare Books Division of Special Collections
http://lib.utah.edu/collections/rarebooks/
http://lib.utah.edu/

 

University of Vermont, Special Collections Library


http://specialcollections.uvm.edu/ http://voyager.uvm.edu

 

University of Wisconsin--Madison, Kohler Art Library

 

browsable and searchable listing (with images) http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/ArtistsBks/

https://www.library.wisc.edu/

 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library

 

https://uwm.edu/lib-collections/book-arts/

https://uwm.edu/libraries/

 

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

 

https://www.library.vcu.edu/research/special-collections/cabell/book-art/ https://www.library.vcu.edu/

 

Wellesley College, Margaret Clapp Library, Special Collections

 

http://www.wellesley.edu/lts/collections/archives-and-special-collections/special-collections

https://www.wellesley.edu/lts/collections/bookarts

http://www.wellesley.edu/lts

 

Wesleyan University, Olin Memorial Library, Special Collections and Archives

 

https://www.wesleyan.edu/libr/schome/collection-overview/artistsbooks.html

https://www.wesleyan.edu/libr/index.html

 

Yale University, Robert B. Haas Family Library

 


http://web.library.yale.edu/arts/special-collections

Book Arts Resources
http://guides.library.yale.edu/c.php?g=295819&p=1972521

http://orbis.library.yale.edu/

 

York Univeristy
Artists' Books Collection,
Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections
Toronto, Canada

 


http://researchguides.library.yorku.ca/content.php?pid=619445&sid=5121950 http://www.library.yorku.ca/web/

 

 

 

Public Libraries
  Library site Online search

 

Beverly Hills Public Library, Art Research Library

 

http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillspubliclibrary/ http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillspubliclibrary/

 

Boston Public Library

 

Book Arts and Publishing
https://www.bpl.org/archival_subject/books-arts-and-publishing/
http://catalog.mbln.org/
Broward County Library

Dianne and Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library
http://www.broward.org/Library/Research/SpecialCollections/Pages/BienesSpecialCollectionsRareBooks.aspx

http://www.browardlibrary.org/


Cerritos Library, Cerritos, CA

Book Art Collection
http://menu.ci.cerritos.ca.us/collections/bookart/index.htm

http://clio.ci.cerritos.ca.us/
Free Library of Philadelphia

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/tag/artists-books

Print and Picture Collection
https://libwww.freelibrary.org/locations/departments/print-and-picture-collection

https://know.freelibrary.org/ 

 

Library of Congress, Rare Book/Special Collections Reading Room

 

http://www.loc.gov/rr/rarebook/
http://catalog.loc.gov/

 

Multnomah County Library, Portland, Oregon

 

http://catalog.multcolib.org/
http://catalog.multcolib.org/

 

New York Public Library, Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

 

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/divisions/the-miriam-and-ira-d-wallach-division-of-art-prints-and-photographs-print
http://catnyp.nypl.org/

 

The Newberry, Chicago

 

https://www.newberry.org/history-book
library catalog

 

Phoenix Public Library, Burton Barr Central Library

 






http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/


http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/

 

 

 

 

Museum Libraries and Archives
  Library site Online search

 

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

 

https://www.albrightknox.org/about/our-collections/library-and-special-collections http://akat.albrightknox.org/

 

Art Gallery of Ontario, Edward P. Taylor Library and Archives

 

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

Rare books and artists' books
http://www.ago.net/rare-book-collection

http://library.ago.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=

 

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA

 

http://www.biartmuseum.org/permanent-art-collection/

 

 

Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
Museum Libraries and Archives

 

Artists' books catalog browse

http://arcade.nyarc.org/search~S2

 

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

 

https://artbma.org/

https://artbma.org/collections/library.archive.html


library catalog

 

Getty Research Institute Library

 

http://www.getty.edu/research/special_collections/highlights/artists_books/index.html

http://www.getty.edu/research/library/

 

The Menil Collection

 

https://www.menil.org/research/menil-library  https://menil.follettdestiny.com/

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library

 

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/libraries-and-research-centers/thomas-j-watson-library 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

 

 

 

National Museum of Women in the Arts

 

https://nmwa.org/learn/library-archives/artist-books http://nmwa.org/learn/library-archives

 

New Mexico State University, University Art Gallery

 

Artists' books collection
https://uag.nmsu.edu/artists-books/
https://uag.nmsu.edu/artists-books/

 

Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry

 

http://www.rediscov.com/sacknerarchives/ browse collections

 

Seattle Art Museum, Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Library

 

artists' books titles

http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/programs-and-learning/libraries-and-resources.


library catalog

 

Smithsonian Institution

 

 

Artists' Books Collection
http://library.si.edu/collection/artists-books

https://library.si.edu/collection/artists-books/about-the-collection

 

http://www.siris.si.edu/

 

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

 

Rosemary Furtak Artist Book Collection
https://walkerart.org/collections/rosemary-furtak

explore the Walker collections

 

Whitney Museum, Frances Mulhall Achilles Library

 

http://whitney.org/Research/Library

https://whitney.org/Collection/Research/SpecialCollections

http://library.whitney.org/

 

 

 

 

Other Libraries
  Library Site Online catalog

 

Artists' Books in Scotland

 

Directory of the Scottish Visual Arts Group  

 

Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Quebec

 

Heritage Collection of Artists' Books and Bibliophile Books  

 

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

 

Erika & Fred Torri Artists' Book Collection
http://www.ljathenaeum.org/artists-book-collections


search the collections

 

Banff Centre,
Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives

 

 

https://www.banffcentre.ca/library-and-archives

Artists' books tumblr
http://banffcentrelibraryandarchives.tumblr.com/

https://www.banffcentre.ca/library-and-archives

 

Boston Atheneum Rare Books

 

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

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

search the collections

 

Visual Studies Workshop

 

http://www.vsw.org/collections/ http://www.vsw.org/collections/

 

 

 

 

 


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 complete revision, October 4, 2018
Last updated, October 17, 2018