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Hours & Location
*New Hours (Fall and Spring Semester)*
Monday - Friday: B y appointment from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., no drop-ins
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Reading Room Occupancy: 3 people (2 researchers + 1 staff member max)
Ringling College of Art + Design
2nd floor of the Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
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Ringling School of Art Academic Catalog (1938-1939) Wildacres Summer Term Program (1941) Aerial view of Ringling School of Art (1948) Ringling School of Art Promo Material (ca. 1940s-1950s) Beaux Arts Ball Program (1955) Fine Arts Students, "Portfolio" Yearbook (1969) Annual Sidewalk Art Sale, "Portfolio" Yearbook (1970) Ringling School of Art Photo Album (1951-1953) "Porfolio" Yearbook (1964) "Porfolio" Yearbook (1970)
Ringling School of Art at the Medieval Faire (1979)
The mission of the Ringling College of Art & Design Archives is to:
Chronicle the history of the College in Sarasota and the art and design community at large
Document and support the college’s mission of preparing students to be discerning visual thinkers and ethical art and design practitioners
Preserve and contextualize the history of Ringling College for future generations
Build, describe, and make available materials of historical significance to the College
In the Archives
The Ringling College Archives have both organized and unorganized collections of historical campus materials, including:
Campus publications (yearbooks, catalogs, commencement materials, promotional literature, student magazines, etc.)
Architectural blueprints and schematics
Photographs and scrapbooks
Media (VHS, DVD, audio cassettes)
What does the Ringling College Archives do?
Makes the College's archives and history accessible to the campus community and the public
Offers research consultations on using archives at Ringling College and beyond
Provides class instruction on archives and primary sources
Trains users on Special Collections' Overhead Book Scanner
Consults on digital archiving initiatives and best practices for digital storage organization
The Archives have both processed and unprocessed materials relating to the college's history. Below are links to the finding aids for collections that are readily available for use.
Looking for something else related to Ringling College history? Email the Archives to ask about our other holdings.