|Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
At a Glance
The archive includes their analog artist files (now these are digital and we are not collecting those), which document the work of most of the important book artists in the United States, their educations and exhibition programs, other publicity materials, their contracts with artists and teachers, and relevant corporate records.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
Material is unprocessed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Subset of boxes reviewed April 2021; boxes can be made available from a condition standpoint, but should be briefly reviewed by an archivist for personal information before being served in the reading room. kws 04-23-2021
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Center for Book Arts (New York, N.Y.); Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Accruals are expected
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
May 2021 Container list created from acquisition document. YH
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The Center for Book Arts in New York was founded in 1974 and was the first such organization founded, which is why New York is not an official part of the title. It was founded by book artist and printing historian Richard Minsky. The Center runs book arts educational programs, lectures, artist residences and memberships, and an exhibitions program.