Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives

The Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives is temporarily closed to the public. Please contact delartlibrary@delart.org for more information or for research assistance.

Located on the lower level of the Delaware Art Museum, the Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives houses over 40,000 volumes and 2,000 linear feet of archives. This non-circulating research collection includes monographs, exhibition catalogs, periodicals, reference works and extensive vertical files relating to individual artists. The scope of the Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives reflects the Delaware Art Museum’s permanent collection.

The Library is open by appointment to visitors Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment or submit an information request, please contact Rachael DiEleuterio, Librarian and Archivist, by email at rdieleuterio@delart.org or by phone at 302.351.8540.

Library Catalog

The Library’s online catalog contains bibliographic records for the book, periodical and vertical file holdings. Search Library Collection

Archival Collections

The Archival Collections of the Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives focus on three major collecting areas, each complementary to the strengths of the Museum’s permanent art collection. These collections, in conjunction with the book and Museum art collections, contribute to the unique research opportunities available at the Delaware Art Museum. Search Archival Collections

Digital Archives

The Digital Archives provides online access to select items from the manuscript collections of the Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives. Search Digital Archives

Exhibition History

View a chronological list of over a century’s worth of Museum exhibitions. Archival materials exist for many exhibitions. Contact Rachael DiEleuterio, Librarian/Archivist at rdieleuterio@delart.org for additional information. View Exhibition History

Library Exhibitions

Explore online exhibitions of some of the unique holdings of the Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives. View Library Exhibitions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who may use the Library?
The Library & Archives collections are available for research by anyone who is interested.

Do I need an appointment to visit the Library?
Yes. The Library is open by appointment only. Please request an appointment as far in advance of your preferred dates as possible.

How do I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an appointment or submit an information request, please email rdieleuterio@delart.org or call 302.351.8540. Please read the Access to Archives and Special Collections Policy and complete a Researcher Registration Form prior to your visit.

What are the Library’s hours?
The Library is open by appointment to visitors Wednesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How do I find which collection items I want to see?
Please use the Library’s online catalog to search for materials. Finding Aids for the Archival Collections may be found here.

How much is my work of art worth?
The Delaware Art Museum does not, as a matter of policy, offer appraisals, evaluations or authentications of works of art.