Library Collection & Services

The Center for the Study of Southern Art has information about art and artists of the Southern United States, as well as Southern culture, history, literature, and music. The library holds more than 19,000 volumes, including books, videos, and sound recordings; magazines and journals about art and the South; several collections of artists' personal papers; and more than 25,000 vertical files about artists, museums, and Southern topics. Because we are a small reference library, our materials are noncirculating and must be used onsite, and we do not offer interlibrary loan services.

Please contact the librarian at 706-828-3801 or wcary@themorris.org for information and assistance.

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Search the Vertical Files

The vertical files contain clippings, exhibit announcements, brochures, resumes, slides, and other information from many types of sources.

Special collections

The library owns personal papers of several artists and collectors, including Robert P. Coggins, Larry Connatser, Elliott Daingerfield, Henry Salem Hubbell, Mildred Nix Huie, Dale Kennington, Julian Lamar, Lawrence Mazzanovich, the Murphy family (Christopher P. H. Murphy), Glascock Reynolds, Hattie Saussy, Freeman and Cora Schoolcraft, Jack Stewart, Isabel Lydia Whitney, and Xenia Zed.

There are online finding aids for the  Reynolds, Glascock Papers and for a collection of photographs of artworks associated with the Robert P. Coggins Collection.

Museum Art Collection