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This guide will introduce you to resources that you can use when studying and researching in Art and Art History

Social History Archives Online


A curated list of artists in institutional archives and artists own archives independent from institutions. Keep checking back as this list is added to. Contact the Archivist with any suggested additions.


Artists Archives in Institutions


African American Performance Art Archive

Met Libraries and Research

MoMA Learning 

Whitney Archives

LGBT Artists Archives

Yale Centre for British Art

Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art

Sotheby's Institute of Art

Greer Lankton Collection



Tate Britain

Whitechapel Gallery Archive

Barry Flanagan Archive



Washington and Jefferson College Archive

Physical archival Material can be found in two ways in the college library: 

  1. Archive Reading Room 
  • Here you are welcome to browse the shelves and admire the art and objects on view. 
  • Historical College Publications such as the “Pandora” year books, and student Zines such as the “Wag Jag” can be accessed here.
  • No items may be removed from the Archive Reading Room. 
  1. Rare and unique material can be accessed by appointment in the reading room


Digitized Archive Material can be access online in our Clark Family Library Digital Archives

This includes:

Red & Black, Washington & Jefferson College's student-run newspaper. The digitized issues run from 1909 to 2016.

W&J Alumni Directory, 1802 - 1945It includes a general catalogue of graduates and non-graduates of Jefferson College, Washington College, and Washington & Jefferson College.