The Arts Library Special Collections holds the Faber Birren Collection - a collection of books and ephemera relating to color and spanning several centuries.
Arts Library Special Collections
The Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) will reproduce collection materials, in compliance with donor stipulations and with the fair use clause of the United States copyright law, when such reproduction can be done without injury to collection materials. Please note that the Library's sale of a reproduction does not imply an authorization to publish it. The reader is responsible for obtaining any necessary permission from the owners of a work’s copyright in order to publish texts and facsimiles. Our policy prohibits reproduction of an entire collection.
Jae Rossman teaching in the Arts Library Special Collections classroom.
The staff at Arts Library Special Collections can assist you with your research in a number of ways. If you have a general question in the arts, one of these subject specialists may also be able to assist you. Librarians are trained to assist researchers to find materials of interest and to teach researchers the skills needed to find desired materials on their own.
Reading Room Hours and Procedures
Arts Library Special Collections is located on the lower level of the Haas Arts Library. We are open to the public Monday-Friday from 10am-12noon and 1pm-4pm. We are also open 8:30am-10am and 4pm-5pm by appointment as staffing permits. View the weekly schedule for ALSC hours.
Use this form to request off site materials for viewing in the Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) Reading Room. Requests must be placed at least 2 business days before desired viewing time. Consult the Special Collections Access Page for our current hours.
Up to five items may be requested at a time. Fill out the title and call number for each item. We will place your order the day it is received. However, if the information provided is not complete, we may not be able to place the order the same day. If requesting materials from an archival collection, please give the box number as well as the call number for the collection.
All off site materials must have a written request either by using this form or filling out the form in person in ALSC. Telephone requests will not be accepted. This form can also be used to request on site materials in advance.
Use this form to request Drama, Photography, and Graphic Design theses for viewing in the Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) Reading Room. Requests must be placed at least 2 business days before desired viewing time. Up to five items may be requested at a time. You will be contacted by email when the materials are ready to view. Consult the Special Collections Access Page for our current hours. Links to the finding aids are provided below for your convenience: