The documentary collection of the Centre for Dalinian studies is made up of very diverse materials, allowing us to understand the intellectual and artistic world on which Salvador Dalí's heterogeneous and multidisciplinary work is based.
The wealth of the conserved materials brings us closer to the interests that boosted the Dalinian creation, ranging from the most strictly artistic to psychology, via philosophy, science and literature.
Dalí's personal library is part of the CED's bibliographic collection, which contains over 10,000 volumes.
Check the online bibliographic catalogue and our publications.
Thanks' to more than 680 documents, along with the 1,728 pages of his Secret Life, we can have a better grasp on the enormous work accomplished by Dalí as a writer.
The CED is depositary of the correspondence that Dalí received over the course of his life. At present, the intense task of cataloguing has allowed us to catalogue the correspondence received up to the 1960s.
- Newspaper and periodical library
the library is made up of around 68,600 national and international articles that can be checked at the centre via the software application Pandora.
- Ephemeral documents
The collection has 7,815 epoch and recent documents aimed at advertising exhibitions and other artistic activities related to the life and the career of the artist.
More than 15,000 images make up the photographic archive covering all epochs of Salvador Dalí's life.
- Audiovisual and sound documents
The collection contains around 1100 recordings in various formats. The current audiovisual archive has been enriched by studying collections of national and international film and media libraries. Access a selection of the most important audiovisual documents in the Dalí Film Library section.