Archives

Over 100 years of history

Within R & Company we hold an important and extensive non-circulating library and archival collection, covering the history of art, design, and architecture from circa 1900 to the present. The general library includes many rare and out-of-print titles, with specialties in international design overviews from 1950-60, period pamphlets and catalogues from significant moments in twentieth-century design, such as the MoMA “Good Design” exhibitions, and a wide range of publications related to Scandinavian design, Brazilian design, and Italian radical design. In the archives and special collections, R & Company holds a significant range of material, such as the estate of Greta Magnusson Grossman; a drawings collection with original works by Sergio Rodrigues, Wendell Castle, and Joaquim Tenreiro; a vast collection of periodicals, photographs, and ephemera from the personal library of Sergio Rodrigues; an AV media collection, and many other rare resources and ephemera related to the history of modern design.

Contact Us

Archival appointments can be made for researchers by special arrangement.

Please contact Michelle Jackson-Beckett for reference assistance or to make an appointment: archives@r-and-company.com.

Please note, the Library and Archives department of R & Company is unable to accommodate walk-in visitors or unconfirmed appointment requests.