Types of Library Resources
Inquire, explore, and discover at the Jean Outland Chrysler Library. It’s a premier resource for artists, historians, scholars, and students. Tell us what you need, and we’ll do the rest.
The Jean Outland Chrysler Library is home to rare books, 100,000 monographs, exhibition catalogues from art museums around the world, individual artists files and art-related topics, national and international serials, and journals and periodicals that focus on the fine and decorative arts. We hold nineteenth century auction and exhibition catalogues from (est.1846 Dealer/Gallery, London, Knoedler & Co. Ltd., Christie’s (1827 – present), Sotheby’s (1891 – present) as well as lesser-known and extinct firms.
The institutional archive of the Chrysler Museum of Art provides a unique resource that documents the life of the Museum from its beginnings as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences in the 1930’s to the present day.
The archives of associated organizations such as the (est.1901) Irene Leache Memorial Foundation and the (est. 1917) Norfolk Society of Arts include the precious handmade scrapbooks by Anne Cogswell Wood (co-founder and teacher for the (est. 1871) Leache-Wood Seminary in Norfolk, Virginia.
To compliment the Moses Myers House, the Moses Myers family papers include seven generations of family correspondence and business papers from the eighteenth century to the late twentieth century. Moses Myers, an early American entrepreneur and leading citizen, built the house to accommodate his growing family and display his social prominence. The primary source documents paint an exceptionally accurate picture of the late Federal period and the life of this prosperous Jewish family.