Pamphlet Collections

Access

To consult items in any of the Pamphlet Collections, ask for assistance at the Library Reference Desk. Items from the collections are consulted in the Reading Room.

The BGC Library Pamphlet Collection

The BGC Library Pamphlet Collection consists of a wide range of materials pertaining to the Bard Graduate Center’s scope of decorative arts, design history, and material culture. These items are deemed relevant to the BGC researcher’s needs, but are not fit for inclusion in the Library’s general collection and are not widely found in other New York City libraries. Items in the Pamphlet Collection include exhibition catalogs, collection catalogs, trade catalogs, guidebooks, instruction guides, postcards, newsletters, event ephemera, offprints, newsletters, annual reports, articles, and clippings.
The BGC Library does not actively seek new items for this collection, but does occasionally add new items acquired via gift or other means. The collection and guide is updated biannually.

Arrangement

Items are arranged by item type, and then by date.
Box 1 – Collection Catalogs
Box 2 – Exhibition Catalogs
Box 3 – Instruction Guides, Postcards & Photographs, Newsletters, Annual Reports, Event Ephemera, Offprints & Articles, Clippings
Box 4 – Trade Catalogs
Box 5 – Guidebooks

Finding Aid

BGC Library Pamphlet Finding Aid.pdf

The Bacharach Pamphlet Collection

The Bacharach Pamphlet Collection consists of materials that the BGC acquired as part of the Bacharach purchase in 2010.  These items are generally related to the study of Islamic decorative arts (although other subject material may be included) and deemed relevant to the BGC researcher’s needs, but are not fit for inclusion in the Library’s general collection and are not widely found in other New York City libraries. Items in the Bacharach Pamphlet Collection include ephemera, instruction guides, images, essays, lectures, articles, historical guides, exhibition catalogs, collection catalogs and newsletters.

Arrangement

Items are arranged by item type, and then by date.
Box 1 – Event Ephemera, Instruction Guides, Images, Lectures, Essays, Offprints, Articles & Clippings, Guidebooks
Box 2 – Guidebooks, Collection Catalogs, Exhibition Catalogs, Newsletters

Finding Aid

Bacharach Pamphlet Finding Aid.pdf

The BGC Circus Pamphlet Collection

The BGC Circus Pamphlet Collection consists of some materials consulted in the creation of the exhibition Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010, on display at the Bard Graduate Center from September 21, 2012 to February 3, 2013. Items in the Circus Pamphlet Collection include souvenir programs, magazines, coorespondence and route cards. The Circus Pamphlet is a closed collection as it is purely related to the exhibition held in 2012-2013.

Arrangement

Items are arranged by date.

Finding Aid

Circus Pamphlet Finding Aid.pdf

 


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