Library & Archives

Library & Archives

The American Craft Council Library & Archives maintains a comprehensive collection of print and visual materials on American craft. While focused on modern craft dating from 1940 to today, the collection also supports research in the related fields of design and applied and decorative arts. 

Visitors have access to:

  • More than 20,000 books and exhibition catalogues
  • More than 150 current subscriptions and 700 bound volumes of leading periodicals and newsletters
  • More than 3,000 files on individual artists containing unique photographs, slides, correspondence, and other ephemera
  • Council archives (1941 - present), including those of the Museum of Contemporary Crafts/American Craft Museum (1956 - 1990)
  • Archives of the World Crafts Council (1964 - present)
  • Archives of the Craft Students League of New York (1932 - 2005) 

View the finding aids for our major collections.

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