Information for Researchers
Collection Title: Artists’ Exhibition Catalog Collection
Date (inclusive): 1918-2004
Date (bulk): circa 1950-1970
Collection Number: N44.A78
720 linear feet
Art History-Classics Library
308 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Abstract: This collection includes almost 5,000 minor exhibition catalogs and pamphlets for 3,331 individual artists published 1918-2004,
with the bulk published from the 1950s-1970s. The collection highlights American, Canadian, Dutch, French, German, and Italian
artists along with numerous other nationalities. Artists of Slavic origin are well-represented through catalogs that were
provided to the Library through the Library of Congress PL480 Program. Many of the catalogs were published to accompany exhibitions
held in galleries located in major art centers worldwide such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Paris, London, Milan, Montréal,
Munich, Amsterdam, to name a few. Information contained in the catalogs often includes a portrait of the artist, education,
chronology, catalog of works, works in private collections, awards, one-man shows/exhibitions, group exhibitions, and bibliography.
Exhibition checklist and pricelist sheets are included in many of the catalogs. This collection was originally a part of
an Artists’ Files Collection housed in vertical files in the Art History/Classics Library (1979-1996). The catalogs originated
from a variety of campus sources from within various units within the University of California Berkeley, including the former
University Art Museum, Department of Decorative Arts, Art Department, and University Library.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Physical Location: Stored offsite at NRLF Special Collections. Consult the Library’s online catalog for access.
Selected digitized images from this collection.
Information for Researchers
Collection is open for research via OskiCat (online catalog of the University of California, Berkeley, Library) and the Online
Archive of California.
Conditions of Use
Materials in this collection may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials
protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not
in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use
rests exclusively with the user.
[Identification of item], Artists’ Exhibition Catalog Collection, N44.A78, Art History/Classics Library, 308 Doe Library
Arranged and described by Kathryn M. Wayne, Head, Art History/Classics Library and Katherine M. Steiner, Intern. April 1-July
31, 2011. Name authority records used in the finding aid were retrieved from Library of Congress Authorities and Getty Union
List of Artists Names