Archives and Manuscripts

The Archives & Manuscripts Collection at the Center for Curatorial Studies represents the collecting repository component of the CCS Bard Archives.  By actively acquiring, preserving, and providing access to  the archives and manuscripts of significant curators, innovative commercial art galleries, not for profit art spaces, arts collectives and initiatives, the Archives & Manuscripts Collection seeks to document the history of the contemporary visual arts and the institutions and practices of exhibition-making since the 1960s, representing a broad range of contemporary discourses and curatorial practices. 

Click on the following collections to see finding aids:

Edith C. Blum Art Institute Archives

Collaborative Practices Archive

Patricia Barnwell Collins Papers

Colin de Land, American Fine Arts, Co., and Pat Hearn Gallery Archives

Peter Davidson Collection of Ian Hamilton Finlay

Dwan Gallery Archives

Julia Ann P. Herzberg Papers

Mary Jane Jacob Papers

Maria Lind Manifesta Papers

Project Inc. Archive

Carolee Thea Papers

Traveling Magazine Table Archives


Finding aids forthcoming for the following collections:

Martin Beck Papers

Colin de Land and Pat Hearn Library Collection

Experiments in Art & Technology (E.A.T.) Collection

John G. Hanhardt Archives

Pat Hearn Gallery Files

Pat Hearn Papers

Barbara and Howard Morse DocuMatter Collection

Annina Nosei Collection of Discussion recordings

Paul O’Neill Collection of Curator Interviews




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