My work is held by many libraries and museums around the world.
If you’ve never visited printed work in a library rare book room or special collection, you might enjoy this post about a visit Doug Garnett and Sam Garnett made to special collections at Reed College.
Here are a few collections of particular importance:
New York Public Library, New York, NY
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Library of Congress, Rare Books and Special Collections, Washington, DC
The Lilly Library
Indiana University Bloomington, IL (The Lilly has a large collection of my work.)
Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
My work is quite often in rare book rooms or other specialty collections. Don’t be intimidated by this. These institutions love to have people look at their collections – it’s the reason they exist.
If you plan ahead, an email, phone call or letter to the institution will easily set you up with an appointment to view the work.
Or if you haven’t been able to plan ahead, you can usually go to the front desk and obtain a reader card that lets you sit and enjoy.
You can search for a library near you or where you are traveling at WorldCat – a shared catalog across libraries.
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