About the Archives

Both the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives and the School of Visual Arts Archives are located in the SVA Library. During COVID, we are providing remote services in place of in-person visits. To contact an archivist with questions or to arrange a remote class tour, use the "Ask a Question" form here.

About SVA

In 1947, Silas H. Rhodes and illustrator Burne Hogarth founded the Cartoonists and Illustrators School, with a faculty composed of New York City-based professionals working in the arts (a practice that continues to this day). Reflecting the belief that there is more to art than technique and that learning to become an artist is not the same as learning a trade, Silas H. Rhodes renamed the institution School of Visual Arts in 1956. Since that time, SVA has grown into a dynamic, multi-disciplinary institution with a faculty of more than 800 and a student body of 3,716 undergraduates, 626 graduate students, and 2,000 continuing education students from nearly every state and 53 countries. The College has consistently engaged a faculty of renowned artists, critics, designers, historians and writers who are active and respected in their fields.

Contact Us

School of Visual Arts Archives + Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives
380 Second Avenue, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10010-3994

Beth Kleber, Head of Archives
Phone — 212 592.2636
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Lawrence Giffin, Assistant Archivist
Phone — 212 592.2615
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