Art Collections

Subject strengths: Architecture, Design and Decoration, Biography, Antiques, Collectibles, Costume, Photography, Needle Crafts

The Nickerson Collection
Circulating and reference books on architectural history dating from the 17th to the 20th century, with special strength in nineteenth century American architecture. Includes original editions of Andrea Palladio, James Gibb, Batty Langley & Asher Benjamin.
Rhode Island Architecture - a Selected Book List

Rhode Island Artists and Photographers Files
Clippings, promotional pieces, exhibit announcements and reviews, bibliographic references to Rhode Island artists and photographers from Gilbert Stuart to the present.

Picture File
175,000 loose pictures on a wide variety of topics with special strengths in portraits, countries and costume, transportation, artists and their work.

Periodicals
Extensive runs of major architectural journals such as American Architecture and Building Review, Builder, Architectural Forum, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record.