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Last Updated: May 03, 2023     Views: 28

Special collections in libraries are rare, unique, and fragile items that require special care to ensure their long-term preservation and accessibility. Special collections at SCAD Libraries include items with unique value and importance to the study of art, material culture, history, and much more. Special collections are housed separately from other library materials and can be accessed upon request.  


SCAD Library houses one of the largest collections of artists' books in the Southeast, with items ranging from the early 1950’s to present day. This includes a collection of Nexus Press artists’ books, a press located in Atlanta, Georgia from 1977-2003. Special collections at SCAD Library also includes rare books and serials, facsimiles, prints, zines, and much more. 



Jen Library Archives and Special Collections includes a wide variety of materials related to all SCAD programs, such as artists’ books and other rare books and periodicals, sequential arts collections, facsimiles of notable manuscripts, and archival collections ranging from documentation of Savannah history to the vast Don Bluth Collection of Animation.