Cornish College of the Arts Archives

Materials at Cornish College of the Arts

Cornish does not maintain a formal archives on campus, but we do have some materials related to the history of Cornish.

From 1988 to 2011, the Office of the President and the Cornish Library accumulated small collections of Cornish publications, photographs, miscellaneous documents and ephemera. These materials were consolidated in the Cornish Library in January 2011.  We are working to organize this material, and we can provide limited assistance to researchers who would like to access it.  It is not currently indexed.  Please note: This is not a public collection. Special permission and an appointment are required for access. Business records for academic departments and college offices are maintained by each department.

For more information please contact the Director of Library Services.

Materials at the University of Washington

Older materials related to the history of Cornish College of the Arts are deposited with the University of Washington Libraries – Special Collections. The archival agreement was established with the U.W. Libraries in 1977 to provide preservation for Cornish’s older institutional and historic documents.

The archives housed at the U.W Libraries include institutional records, photographs, correspondence and miscellaneous documents dating from the school’s founding in 1914 through the 1980s. See the Guide to the Cornish School of Allied Arts Records 1893 – 1989 for a detailed list of holdings.