The Billiard Archive is a Pennsylvania not-for-profit foundation, formed in 1983 by its Curator, Mike Shamos, for the purpose of preserving the history of pool, billiards and snooker. Mike has been collecting billiard memorabilia since 1975. More than 100,000 items are in his collection, which The Billiard Archive is now sharing with the community. Over 23,000 items in 40 languages have been cataloged and are accessible through this site. The collection includes about 2100 books, including more than 300 in searchable full text, making it one of the largest billiard libraries in the world. With over 1700 prints and 57 paintings, the Billiard Archive holds a significant portfolio of billiard artwork. Just click the magnifying glass icon at the top right of the Home page and start searching. Search hints can be found here.