The Center for Art in Wood Research Library

Research Library

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 Powel Artist Research Files hold over 25,000 images and international artists’ files. The Center’s library is open for members of the Center 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 Center 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.

Research Request

The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library and Earl Powel Artist Research Files are open to members. If you’d like to make use of the research library, please call the Center at 215-923-8000 or fill out the following form so that we can better facilitate your visit. We’ll get in touch with you shortly to confirm a date.