Institutional Archives

The Yale Center for British Art Institutional Archives is the official repository for all historical documentation of the Center, recording its development from its inception in the mid-1960s to the present. The holdings include information on past Yale Center for British Art exhibitions, publications, programs, and events, as well as the Center’s art collections, and the Louis Kahn-constructed building and subsequent renovations. The Institutional Archives also holds archival collections pertaining to affiliated organizations, Paul Mellon, and individuals associated with the Center, past and present.


Archives at Yale provides detailed descriptions of the department’s archival collections, along with other archives at Yale.

The Institutional Archives is open to researchers by appointment only, 1–4 pm, Tuesday–Friday. To schedule an appointment, please send a request by e-mail. Requests to use the Institutional Archives collections must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Please note that records in the Institutional Archives are opened to researchers as soon as possible. However, access to some records may be restricted due to statutes, personal privacy rights, institutional proprietary rights, agreements between the Institutional Archives and transferring offices or donors, or because the records have not been processed and prepared for use.

Contact the Department: 

Institutional Archives
Yale Center for British Art 
1080 Chapel Street 
P.O. Box 208280 
New Haven, CT 06520-8280

+1 203 432 8395
+1 203 432 1626 fax


Senior Museum Archivist
+1 203 432 8395
Museum Archivist
+1 475 202 2390