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Art FAQ: Un-cataloged Holdings

Answers to Basic Information Questions at Marquand Library

Marquand holdings NOT LISTED in the catalog

Marquand Library has three collections of material that are largely NOT CATALOGED nor findable in the library catalog:

1. Art Auction/Sales Catalogs
Currently, catalogs are organized by date and are housed in two places: Annex A (card file available for these), ReCAP and in locked shelving in Marquand (see spreadsheet on Marquand website). The Annex catalogs are from the 1820s-1990s for over 100 auction houses. There are many catalogs organized by house/city out at RECAP for about half a dozen major auction houses (namely, Christie's and Sotheby's) and catalogs in Marquand include roughly the current year only and a few runs of other houses.  Holdings are not comprehensive. Book sales are held by Firestone (Rare Books & Special Collections). Use the database SCIPIO, a subset of WorldCat to determine who has a particular sales catalog that Princeton may not have. If in doubt, ASK us .

2. Single-Artist (small) Exhibition Catalogs (some ephemera included) organized by artist's name (see list of names on Marquand website).  Some catalogs by major artists have been cataloged in batches and ARE listed in library catalog:  see Title: Exhibition Catalogs of FIRST NAME, LAST NAME in Main Catalog/SearchIt for these. 1930s-90s. This collection also includes named collections.

3. Exhibition and Dealer Catalogs organized by City, then Institution (group shows) (see list of cities on Marquand website).  1930s-90s.


E-mail with access questions for the above.