Library & Archives

Over 100 years of history

R & Company holds an important and extensive non-circulating library and archival collection covering the history of art, design, and architecture from the 1900s to the present. The holdings include many rare and out-of-print titles, with specialties in international design overviews, period pamphlets, catalogs, photographs, and many other rare resources and ephemera related to the history of craft and design. Among R & Company’s collections are the estate of Greta Magnusson Grossman, Richard Marquis’s library and archives, Charles Stendig’s library and archives, Robert Pfannebecker’s craft periodicals collection, Sergio Rodrigues’s periodicals collection, and drawing collections with original works by Wendell Castle, Joaquim Tenreiro, Arline Fisch, Lapo Binazzi, and others. The Archives is a global reference and welcomes researchers by appointment year-round.

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The mission of the R & Company Library and Archives is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the history of modern and contemporary design in the Americas, Europe, and beyond, in the context of collections encompassing rare books, primary documents, ephemera, and drawings. The Library and Archives department is committed to preserving these collections and fostering a dynamic center for research and education surrounding the collections.

Facts & Figures

5,500+ publications, including rare books, exhibition catalogs, and periodicals
1,200+ auction catalogs from all major auction houses in the USA and Europe
4,000+ archival items, including drawings, photographs, and ephemera

Contact us to learn more about our holdings and schedule a research appointment.

At this time, we are unable to accommodate walk-in visitors or unconfirmed appointment requests.