Purchase College’s Special Collections include rare books from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries and archival materials related to the history of the college. There are out-of-print monographs, catalogues raisonne, and limited editions of seminal works in the fields of art, design, and photography and a small collection of artists’ books.
Archival publications include Purchase College yearbooks and student newspapers. There is a collection of publications of Purchase College faculty. Copies of the Neuberger Museum’s publications and catalogues are also collected. The books and other publications are all cataloged in the Library’s online catalog.
The Special Collections are non-circulating materials housed in closed stacks. Use of the collection is available on site by appointment only.
Procedures for access and use:
Download the Special Collections Request Form
Edouard Manet, "Young Girl on a Bench." 1878. Pastel on canvas, 24 X 19 3/4". Unsigned.
New York. Collection Mrs. Marshall Field
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