The Graphic Arts Collection began in 1940, when Elmer Adler brought his collection of 8,000 books and 4,000 prints to Princeton for an experiment in the study and teaching of graphic arts. Today the collection holds closer to 60,000 prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, sculpture, and printed ephemera along with an international book collection specializing in fine press, artists’ books, and illustrated editions. [More] Research collections support the study of paper and papermaking, printing, printmaking, typography, and book design. A world-class reference collection holds over 600 volumes on all aspects of printing and print making. Daily images are posted at

Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Controleur general des Finances // [Jean-Baptiste Colbert, General Comptroller of Finance].
Daimyô yashiki no Kyôden // [Santô Kyôden at a Daimyô’s mansion].