Nancy Staub Research Library

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The Nancy Staub Research Library contains books and archival materials that document the history and art of puppetry.

This research library is open by appointment only Tuesday-Friday: 9:00-3:00 PM. Appointments can be requested here and we kindly ask that you make your request at least two weeks in advance.

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Archives

Over 70 linear feet of puppetry related archival material is available to researchers for reference. Collections include primary resources from The Little Players, Marjorie McPharlin, Thom Fountain, and others. There is archival documentation of Puppetry Guilds and Festivals as well as the history of the Center for Puppetry Arts.

These materials are available for viewing in our Library by appointment only. Finding aids can be viewed here to help researchers learn more about what is available through the Center archive. Click here for a complete list of catalogs.

Exhibition Catalogs

These catalogs document the special puppetry exhibitions that the Center has organized since the 1980s. These catalogs are organized by year and title and are available for download. Click here for a complete list of catalogs. Please request a research appointment if you’re interested in studying any of this archival material. Click here for a complete list of catalogs.

Periodicals

Explore Exhibit Catalogs from the Past Four Decades

The Center for Puppetry Arts has offered exhibitions on global puppetry since the 1980s. Exhibition Catalogs have been scanned and are available in PDF format below. They are organized by year and title. Click here for a complete list of catalogs.

Films

Explore Exhibit Catalogs from the Past Four Decades

The Center for Puppetry Arts has offered exhibitions on global puppetry since the 1980s. Exhibition Catalogs have been scanned and are available in PDF format below. They are organized by year and title. Click here for a complete list of catalogs.

Books

Explore Exhibit Catalogs from the Past Four Decades

The Center for Puppetry Arts has offered exhibitions on global puppetry since the 1980s. Exhibition Catalogs have been scanned and are available in PDF format below. They are organized by year and title. Click here for a complete list of catalogs.

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