The Gorman Rare Art Book Collection
Francis V. Gorman Rare Art Book Collection began from an endowment given to the University of MN Libraries in 1987, for the growth of the art collection and in support of the professional activities of the art librarian.
The collection consists of a broad range of rare art exhibition catalogs, artists books, illustrated periodicals (19th century), published sketchbooks from artists and architects, rare monographs, style guides, and zines. The date range is from 1500s - present with strong focus on the 19th century and the post 1950 avant garde.
The collection is highlighted in annual exhibitions.
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