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Appointments are necessary for all researchers who wish to consult archival and manuscript materials. To schedule an appointment, please email Fales at fales.library@nyu.edu. Please allow 48 hours advance notice when making appointments.

To locate material, you can use our search tool, or browse our finding aids by collection:

x Downtown Collection  
x Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection  
x Riot Grrrl Collection  
x General Special Collections  
x Avant Garde Collection  

The Avant-Garde collection was started by Mel Edelstein in the mid-1960s when he was director of the Fales Library. It includes the archives of several small literary and art magazines, and an extensive collection of printed books, chapbooks, broadsides, etc from poets working in the 1960s and 1970s. The print collections have been cataloged and can be searched in Bobcat.

Avant Garde Literary Magazines Collection Finding Aids