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The Institute Archives will be closed March 20 - October 1, 2015 due to a construction project on campus.

Welcome to the CalArts Institute Archives

Our collections contain documents, photographs, publications, clippings, programs, sound files, video recordings, posters, and miscellaneous items documenting the history of CalArts. There are also a small number of documents, primarily publications, from Chouinard Art School and the Los Angeles Music Conservatory, two institutions which merged in the late 1960’s to form CalArts.

Our mission is to identify, collect, arrange, describe, preserve, and make accessible records of enduring historical, administrative, legal, fiscal, educational, and artistic value which document the history of CalArts, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), the Center for New Performance (CNP), and the Community Arts Partnership (CAP). The Institute Archive serves as the institutional memory and final repository for official records generated by faculty, staff, students, academic programs, administrative offices, and campus organizations.



CalArts is located at 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355. Parking on campus is free. The archive is located in the library, on the 2nd floor of CalArts' Main Building.




Requests, Services, and Viewing

To make an appointment to view archival materials or submit a reference question, please fill out this form.  The institute archivist will contact you soon about your request.

We provide two types of reference services: 1) researching and transferring information to the researcher 2) providing references to our finding aids and suggesting a visit to view archival materials

Please allow up to one week for the processing of all requests.


Viewing hours (by appointment only and hours may vary according to availability)

Monday-Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (September-May)

Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (May-August)





Kathy Carbone, Institute Archivist