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The Nancy Staub Puppetry Research Library is open to researchers by appointment only Monday-Friday from 9:00-3:00. If you are interested in making an appointment, please fill out the appointment form below and email it to kaylawirtz@puppet.org. Please note that we cannot accommodate appointments to view pieces from our Jim Henson Collection not currently on display. For additional information, please contact 404.881.5128.

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Exhibition Catalogs

The Center for Puppetry Arts has offered exhibitions on global puppetry since the 1980s. Exhibition Catalogs have been scanned and are available in PDF format below. They are organized by year and title.      

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Archives

Over 70 linear feet of Archives is available to researchers for reference. Collections include Nancy Staub’s Global Puppetry Collection, Standwell (The Little Players) Collection, Marjorie McPharlin Collection, Thom Fountain Collection, Puppetry Guilds and Festivals, and the Center for Puppetry Arts Collection. They are available for viewing in our Library by appointment only.

Please note that the Archives is still being processed, but some preliminary Finding Aids are available below.      

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Periodicals

Housing over 1300 puppetry related Periodicals, the Library offers UNIMA and puppetry publications from around the world in a variety of languages. Notable Periodicals include The Puppetry Journal, Puppetry International, Asian Theatre, A propos, and Die Spielleiste. They are available for viewing in our Library by appointment only.

For a complete list of periodicals, please click here for an Excel version or here for a PDF.

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Films

The Film Collection includes our own performances, global films and performances, and commercial movies that include puppetry. Center performances are organized by season, global films are organized by country, and commercial movies are organized in alphabetical order. They are available for viewing in our Library by appointment only.

For a complete list of films, please click here for an Excel version or here for a PDF.

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Books

The Center's Nancy Staub Puppetry Research Library includes over 1,100 global puppetry books, with topics including history, construction, type, and puppeteers. They are available for viewing in our Library by appointment only.
   
For a listing of all of the books in the Center's collection by title & author click here for an Excel version or here for a PDF. We are constantly  getting new titles -- please call or email for the latest update.