Special Collections Librarian: Claudia Covert

Special Collections includes nearly 20,000 important and rare printed books, periodicals, and artist' books that date from as early as the 16th century to present. Historical as well as contemporary materials cover the fine arts, architecture, photography, decorative arts, and design. These collections provide primary resources and inspirational materials for the RISD community and outside researchers.

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Browse the Special Collections Collections:

Annual Student Artists' Book Juried Contest + Exhibition

Artists' Books

Dazzle Print Collection