Shortly after opening its doors in 1961, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art quickly oriented itself as an institution with a strong commitment to education and research, and the library was established as an integral part of carrying out those goals. Just as Amon G. Carter's (1879-1955) collection of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell’s art forms the basis of the museum’s art collection, his collection of books on the history and art of the western frontier provided the germination for the library’s collection. Over the years, this core collection grew in response to the art collecting, publication, and exhibition activities at the museum and expanded to focus more broadly on American art. Though the library collection provides deep integration and support related to the museum’s art collections, it offers much more expansive coverage. Today the library has close to 140,000 items, offering scholars not only near-comprehensive coverage of its core topics of American art, photography, and visual history of the West, but also strong support for American studies research topics. This aspect of the collection includes an array of material on American life that serves to contextualize and broaden understanding of the art produced in and related to the United States.
Join the 43rd Annual Conference planners for an informal and informative discussion about the upcoming conference in Fort Worth.
Assistant Librarian, Yale Center for British Art Reference Library and Archives
When I first discovered ARLIS/NA as a graduate student in the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, I felt somewhere between disbelief and elation: an entire society dedicated to art librarianship?!? How incredible! I first participated locally within my school’s division and then quickly joined ARLIS/NA before graduating my program in 2010. I found the list-serv to be of exponential help and importance as I navigated through a new career, and I even found the listing for my current position posted there!
The Education Subcommittee of the Professional Development Committee (PDC), with the Diversity Committee and the Mentoring Subcommitee of the PDC, will present the second of two webinars with leadership and strategy consultant DeEtta Jones, " Developing Intercultural Competence with DeEtta Jones", on February 10, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. ET.