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.
Dale Reading Room for Archives + Special Collections
Hours this week
Drop-in visits for viewing one or two items are welcome. For more in depth assistance, please make an appointment.