The American Craft Council (ACC) is a national, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. The ACC Library maintains the most comprehensive collection of print and visual material on American studio craft in the country, including books, catalogues, periodicals and files on individual artists. In addition, the ACC Library archives contain rare photographs and documents recording exhibitions, conferences, workshops and other critical events from across the country that shaped the postwar craft movement.
The ACC contributes two significant collections related to craft communities of Minnesota. The Minnesota Crafts Council (1974-2006) collection includes its quarterly publication Craft Connection, the MCC Newsletter, and images from the Minnesota Crafts Festival of 1984. Oral histories of participants in the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour, a nationally recognized event attracting thousands of visitors to the studios of ceramic artists living and working in the St. Croix River Valley, were created in 2014 with funding from the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program.