The Graphic Arts Collection includes
artists' and private press books, as well as materials for the study of
paper and papermaking, printing, calligraphy, printmaking, fine binding,
typography, and book design. Of special interest are the Sinclair Hamilton
Collection of American Illustrated Books; 18th- and 19th-century British
artists and illustrators (particularly George and Robert Cruikshank, Thomas
Rowlandson, and William Hogarth), and the Charles Rahn Fry Pochoir Collection.
The collection includes more than 22,000 examples of fine letterpress printing,
bookbinding, papermaking, modern calligraphy, and artists' books, as well as
reference works on the history of the book and printing. Among the
are over 60,000 drawings, prints, paintings, and photographs related to
the history of book illustration, vintage printing presses and type, approximately
350 blocks and plates for printmaking, and 100 linear feet of printed ephemera
such as bookplates, trade cards, and postcards.
. To search the collection of fine press and illustrated books,
see: Main Catalogue
. To search the collection of prints, drawings, photographs, and other non-book visual material,
Highlights from the Graphic Arts Collection are regularly
exhibited in the Leonard L. Milberg
Gallery for the Graphic Arts.
Web log giving news of exhibitions, acquisitions, and other highlights from the Graphic Arts collection.
Regarding fine art appraisals, see this
Inquiries and suggestions are welcome and should be
Julie Mellby, Graphic Arts Librarian
Tel: (609) 258-3197
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Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Tel: (609) 258-3184
Fax: (609) 258-2324
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