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Frederick Hammersley Archive

Sketchbooks, notebooks, lithographs, prints, and other working materials by a founder of hard-edge abstractionism, providing intellectual and technical insight on the artistic process.
Ada Louise Huxtable Archive

Documenting the most important voice in architectural criticism over the last 50 years, this archive contains a rich range of materials that detail Huxtable's powerful influence on the fields of architecture, construction, and city politics.
The Kitchen Archive

The foremost record of the intersections of avant-garde performance, music, dance, and video during the 1970s through the 1990s, from New York City's leading alternative art space.
Knoedler Gallery Archive

Illuminating the operations of one of America's oldest and most preeminent galleries, this archive adds key unpublished resources to the Research Institute's collections related to the history of taste, the art market, collecting, and patronage.
LA Liber Amicorum

A unique artists' book of works on paper from Los Angeles's leading graffiti and tattoo artists, executed as an artistic response to the Research Institute's collections of calligraphy and writing manuals and other rare books.
Man Ray Archives

A collection of datebooks, correspondence, photos, and materials related to the artist Man Ray.
Robert Mapplethorpe Archive

This donation by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation represents the definitive research collection on the artist, including rare, early works and personal correspondence with friends John McKendry, Patti Smith, and Sam Wagstaff.
Robert McElroy Archive

Hundreds of prints from Robert McElroy include some of the best-known images of 1950s–1960s Happenings and capture the iconic and groundbreaking moments that have come to define contemporary understanding of postwar performance.
Tania Norris Collection of Rare Botanical Books

These 41 books offer insight into the complex historical intersections between science and art, uniquely documenting the codependent progress of technologies in the history of medicine, pharmacology, and the color and textile industries.
Johann Joachim Prack von Asch's Liber Amicorum

The paintings, poetry, and decorative papers in this "book of friends" illustrate the vast social and political network of 16th- and 17th-century Europe and its shifting alliances with the power base of Ottoman Islam.
Philipp Otto Runge's Times of Day

A rare copy of Philipp Otto Runge's first-edition suite of four prints, Times of Day, which stands as a monument of German Romantic art.
Ed Ruscha's Streets of Los Angeles Archives

A valuable source of rare archival material by Ed Ruscha, one of the leading postwar art figures, that captures the city's architecture and thoroughfares.
Harry Smith Papers

A wide-ranging archive of artwork, film, and ephemera from this influential cult figure of the Beat generation.
Harald Szeemann Archive and Library

This archive of perhaps the most famous curator of the post-World War II era includes his correspondence with major artists and scholars and is an essential resource for the study of 20th-century art and art history.