Holly Hall Book Arts Collection

Under the influence and guidance of Holly Hall, head of Special Collections from 1975 to 1995, the Department developed its collections in the book arts.

Hall was interested in books that encourage discussion of the nature of the book itself — the relationship of text and image, and how design contributes to reading and understanding. Items purchased for this collection include artists’ books and works by fine presses and often feature unusual structures or thought-provoking design elements.


Cassie Brand
Job Title
Curator of Rare Books
Phone Number
(314) 935-4950