About the archives

The Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, a division of the Visual Arts Foundation, is dedicated to preserving and making accessible design works of significant artistic, cultural, and historical value by preeminent designers, illustrators, and art directors who have close ties to the School of Visual Arts. The collections represent the artistic and intellectual vitality of the SVA community and provide an invaluable resource to students, designers, and researchers who wish to study the breadth of a designer's work.

Collection information

The Archives acquires materials in many formats with the intent of documenting the design process from conception to completion. Among the media held by the Archives are posters, works of art on paper, printed samples and ephemera, photographs, audio and videotapes, publications, scrapbooks, slides, and personal papers.


The Archives are open to all members of the SVA community, as well as outside researchers and designers. Advance appointments are required to visit in person. Class visits are welcome; please contact the Archivist for details. Materials may not be removed from the Archives; photocopying restrictions may apply to fragile items or original art or photographs.


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

Beth Kleber, Archivist
Phone — 212 592.2636
Email — bkleber@sva.edu

Lawrence Giffin, Assistant Archivist
Phone — 212 592.2615
Email — jgiffin@sva.edu