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Library + Archives

Part of our commitment as a museum is to share ideas, advance scholarship, and preserve history in our Bay Area community and beyond. The Library and Archives plays a central role in this mission. We preserve and provide access to a growing collection of scholarly and archival research materials, including books, serials, exhibition documentation, ephemera, photographs, and media collections.

Due to COVID-19, the Library is closed to public researchers through January 2021. Library staff is working remotely and will respond to inquiries relating to our collections. If you have a research question for the Library, please email If you have a research question for the Archives, please email

If you’d like to request rights to publish an image from the archives, please fill out this form.

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