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Microform Collections

The Fine Arts Library's microform collection provides access to photographs in major international archives and more.
Microfiche from the Fine Arts Library collection.
Fine Arts Library

The Fine Arts Library’s microform collections provide access to photographs in major international archives, as well as archival collections, copies of original manuscripts, auction sales catalogs, and early treatises on art and architecture.

Photographs include such collections as:

A library staff member uses a microform reader in the Fine Arts Library.
A microform reader in the Fine Arts Library.
Fine Arts Library

Manuscript holdings include:

Auction sales catalogs are included in the Knoedler Library and Art Sales Catalogues, 1826-1860.

Treatises on art and architecture from the 16th through 19th centuries are included in the Cicognara Library, which are now represented by individual records in HOLLIS.

Accessing These Materials

Microfiche and microfilm holdings are represented in HOLLIS.

Microform Collections and readers are located in the basement stacks level of the Fine Arts Library. A digital scanner is also available in the Reading Room on the first floor of the library.


Fine Arts Library Reference Desk