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Archives & Local History

Welcome to the CCAD Archives & Local History research guide!

The CCAD Archive & CCAD Digital Archive serve as the official memory of Columbus College of Art & Design. Our mission is to document the history of CCAD and to select, preserve, and make accessible primary source materials that have long term value for research and instruction at CCAD. Items within the collection date back to when the Columbus Art School was founded in the late 1800s.

The collections support academic departments and programs in art and design. All holdings are accessible to the public by appointment, with exceptions for preservation and privacy reasons.


Students in front of Beaton Hall, 1958

Students in front of Beaton Hall, 1958

Check us out on Social Media!

Historical content is regularly posted on Facebook and Instagram. These social networks are an additional way to learn about CCAD, past and present. You can browse through archived images, connect with students and alumni, and keep up to date with current events happening around the college.

Need more help?

For more specific information or any additional questions regarding CCAD's history, please contact Brenda Foster at