The Archives and Special Collections Department of the Savannah College of Art and Design maintains non-circulating collections of unique and significant original works in relevant areas of study housed in the Jen Library on the third floor. Special Collections supports a wide range of research and teaching in the fine and applied arts. While the items acquired may vary greatly in format and topical interest, all materials in the collection are considered to have notable value to SCAD programs. The purpose of Special Collections is to preserve these materials within a secure environment where their availability to the SCAD community and to the general public can be ensured for current and future generations.
We are located on the 3rd floor of Jen Library in room 304.
Monday-Friday 8am -5:00pm
Breaks: Monday-Friday 8:30am -5:00pm
If you would like to schedule an individual appointment to view collection materials for inspiration or research email Special Collections.
Faculty are encouraged to request instruction sessions at least two weeks in advance, in order to maximize staff planning, and space availability. To schedule a special collections instruction session, please complete the online instruction request form.
SCAD Clubs and Organizations:
If your club or organization would like to visit Special Collections as a club field trip, contact us.
Photo: Bible. N.T. Gospels. Latin. Book of Kells. Chi Rho page, Full-color facsimile of the 8th century Latin manuscript. Call Number: ND3359 .K4 .B65 1990 folio (Original MS 58, located at the Library of Trinity College, Dublin Ireland).
The Jen Library's Archives and Special Collections include a number of topical collections of rare and unique materials. The largest collection is the Don Bluth Collection of Animation, which contains the cels, drawings, storyboards and administrative papers of the studio and materials for feature productions and games, as well as concepts and ideas. Book collections include artists' books and art press books, pop-up books, local history materials, limited editions, and rare books on artists, architects and art movements. Manuscript collections include the published records of SCAD, the papers of Myrtle Jones, a local Savannah artist, collections of fashion materials, stereo views and postcards of Savannah, and of memorabilia from the old Hotel De Soto. The library also houses a large collection of comic books and limited edition or rare graphic novels. Departmental periodical titles include older issues of serials in the circulating collection, as well as titles that are housed only in Special Collections.