Archives and Special Collections collects, preserves and makes accessible ArtCenter’s history and other rare and unique materials related to art and design.
Archives and Special Collections, the official repository for the records of ArtCenter College of Design, serves as the collective memory of the College. Other special collections, such as photograph and manuscript collections, rare books, graduate theses, oral histories, and artist books are collected to help tell the stories of people and communities that shape the history of art and design.
As part of the ArtCenter Library, providing access to the materials we collect is an important part of our mission. In the Jules Bates “Artrouble” Center students, faculty, alumni, staff, and researchers can explore the collections. In addition, our Virtual Archives contains finding aids to collections, as well as digital photographs, publications, and other materials.