The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library consists of over 800 books, manuscripts, and journals that help preserve the exciting history of wood turning and woodworking and their continuing evolution as a contemporary art form. Within the library, the Earl Powell Artist Research Files hold over 25,000 images and international artists’ files. The library is open for members of the Museum for research.
Finding Aides Courtesy of Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories: The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was a project of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Its goal was to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections at small archival repositories in the five-county Philadelphia region. The Museum for Art in Wood’s page,as part of this project, resides on the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries website, courtesy of The University of Pennsylvania library: click here for finding aides.
The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library and Earl Powell Artist Research Files are open to members. The holdings include books on the history and practice of wood working and craft, specialized periodicals, artist files, and videos. Please contact us at [email protected] so that we can better facilitate your visit. We’ll get in touch with you shortly to confirm a date.