Collections of papers of artists, graphic designers, and photographers include those of: Josef Albers, Amos Doolittle, Fritz Eichenberg, Frederic R. Gruger, William Fowler Hopson, Deane Keller, John La Farge, Herbert Matter, Samuel F. B. Morse, Laurence Salzmann, Theodore Sizer, Louis Comfort Tiffany, John Ferguson Weir, Irene Weir, Thomas Wilfred, and Emanuel Zeid.
Collections of papers of architects and urban designers include: Henry Austin, H. Page Cross, William Adams Delano, Michael Hare, James Hillhouse, Norman Isham, Louis Kahn, Henry Killam Murphy, Grenville Rickard, James Gamble Rogers, Maurice Rotival, Eero Saarinen, Ithiel Town, John Trumbull, and Christopher Tunnard.
Collections of papers of Yale art, architecture, and drama professors, curators, and historians include: Josef Albers, George P. Baker, Serge Chermayeff, Edward C. Cole, Sumner McKnight Crosby, D. Cady Eaton, Walter Prichard Eaton, John Gassner, Louis Kahn, Deane Keller, William S. Kendall, George Kubler, Stanley R. McCandless, Frank A. McMullan, Carroll L. V. Meeks, Donald Oenslager, Paul M. Rudolph, Theodore Sizer, Shepherd Stevens, Christopher Tunnard, Howard Sayre Weaver, and John Ferguson Weir.
Collections of papers of non-Yale collectors, critics and historians include: Alice Baldwin Beer, Charles Humboldt, James Jackson Jarves, Bancel LaFarge, Charles James Morse, Harold Wickliffe Rose, George Dudley Seymour, Benjamin Silliman, and Martin Sebastian Soria.
Collections containing significant amounts of artwork and architectural renderings include: African Collection, Bicentennial Schlock Collection, Century of Progress-New York World's Fair Collection, Crawford Theater Collection, Exhibitions Collection, Harold Washington Library Center Collection, Historical Picture Collection, Historical Postcard Collection, Objects Collection, War Poster Collection, the World War One Collection, and the World War Two Collection.