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Animation Research Portal: Special Collections

What is Special Collections?

The Jen Library’s Archives and Special Collections Department houses a number of collections of rare, unique, and valuable materials. 

The west end of the 3rd floor

Monday-Friday, 8:00 - 5:00, and by appointment


Don Bluth Films

The Don Bluth Collection of Animation

Detail from Banjo the Woodpile Cat

The The Don Bluth Collection of Animation contains the cels, drawings, storyboards, and business papers of the studio. Included are materials for feature productions and games, as well as unrealized concepts and ideas. The initial collection was received in 2005, and additional materials were received in early 2013. Archiving the collection is an ongoing project that will likely continue for several more years. 

Finding aids for completely processed features can be found in the library catalog. For information on materials from Don Bluth films not listed below, please contact Special Collections.

Resources for the Don Bluth Collection of Animation