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Yale Center for British Art Reference Library and Archives Department records

Call Number: A029

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Reference Library and Archives department administrative records, documentation of the Reference Library's book collection, and documents pertaining to the development of its Photograph Archive.


  • 1973 - 2015


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is unprocessed and may not be available for immediate access.


36 Linear Feet (36 boxes)

Language of Materials


Persistent URL

Biographical / Historical

The Reference Library contains over 30,000 titles and 80 current periodicals devoted to British art, artists, and culture from the fifteenth through twenty-first centuries. Formats include periodicals and auction catalogues, catalogues raisonnés, biographies, architectural surveys, ephemera, microfilm, and recorded lectures.

The Reference Library also contains the Photograph Archive, a study collection of over 200,000 photographic reproductions of British artworks from the sixteenth to early twentieth century, mainly from collections in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

The Center’s Institutional Archives is the official repository for all historical documentation of the Center, recording its development from its inception in the mid-1960s to the present.

Yale Center for British Art Reference Library and Archives Department records
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Yale Center for British Art, Institutional Archives Repository

Institutional Archives
1080 Chapel Street
P. O. Box 208280
New Haven CT 06520-8280 US
(203) 432-8395


1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510

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