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Part of California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo

.RAW Journal of Art & Design, established in 2017, is a student-run quarterly digital and print magazine published by the Art and Design Department students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, showcasing student work in photography, video, graphic design, and studio art.

16 Weinetiketten : Beilage zur Zeitschrift “Das Plakat,” November, 1913.

Part of Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Promotional supplements of the German graphic design journal Das Plakat showcasing examples of graphic design on notable German wines and liqueurs sponsored by Wilhelm Gerstung, a high-quality printing firm. These specimens are not actual production wine labels, but presentation samples intended to demonstrate fine design and the various combinations of processes, including letterpress, engraving, and color offset lithography, all services the firm could offer to clients.

1939 Rhode Island Architecture

Part of Rhode Island School of Design - Fleet Library

Items in this collection include photograph panels from the Rhode Island Architecture Exhibition held by the RISD Museum of Art in 1939, in which 300 years of architecture were surveyed through buildings in Rhode Island.

1970 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games

Part of University of Stirling

Items related to the Ninth British Commonwealth Games that took place in Edinburgh in July 1970, including administrative records of Team Scotland along with personal papers and memorabilia of former athletes and sporting administrators. Documents come from the Commonwealth Games Scotland Archive and trace the campaign to promote Edinburgh as host city for the Games, detail organisation and preparations, and showcase promotional material produced.

Abe L. Plotkin Collection

Part of University of Scranton

Materials including photographs, correspondence, and more from Abe L. Plotkin's US Army experience in Germany during the last weeks of WWII and the ensuing months.

Abernethy Collection of American Literature

Part of Middlebury College

More than 650 items belonging to Julian W. Abernethy, teacher and scholar of American and British literature. This collection includes first and critical editions, collected works, and original manuscripts by the most notable men and women in American letters from the late 18th to early 20th centuries, with a focus on the transcendentalist movement.

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre Collection

Part of University of Manchester

The Centre holds over 70 individual archives, including papers of BME organisations and significant individuals, as well as archives with broader themes such as Civil Rights, scientific racism and fascism, and anti-fascism. It also hosts a growing digital collection featuring publications of the Commission for Racial Equality.

Alfred M. North diaries

Part of University of California - Riverside

Diaries of Alfred M. North, a high school and junior college teacher in Riverside, California during the early twentieth century. North's short daily entries focus on his work as an educator, his daily life, family, and thoughts on the local and national issues of the time.

Allentown Band Photograph Collection

Part of Muhlenberg College Special Collections & Archives

175 images of the historic Allentown Band, digitized and published in partnership with the Trexler Library at Muhlenberg College. The Allentown Band, active since 1828, is the oldest continuous community band in the United States.

Alumni Association of the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing

Part of University of Pennsylvania

More than 1,300 images from the 1880s to the 1970s offering a glimpse into the broad spectrum of activities of nurses and other health care providers, the buildings and settings used, and the patients cared for within the institution.

Andrew Greller Scrapbooks

Part of Queens College Special Collections & Archives

Scrapbooks of Dr. Andrew Greller, a professor at Queens College from 1967 to 1998 who taught courses on botany, ecology, and bio-climatology. He also studied vegetation all over the world and was published in numerous scientific journals, including the American Journal of Botany and the Botanical Gazette.

Ann Eckert Brown Stencil Collection

Part of Roger Williams University

Reproductions of stenciled walls found in American structures in the Federal Period (1790-1840). Although these examples are primarily from Rhode Island, stenciled walls were common throughout New England and other parts of the country.

Antebellum & Civil War Era Documents

Part of Vanderbilt University Libraries

Manuscripts, documents, and pamphlets from the 1700s to circa 1869. Some items come from the Anti-Slavery Pamphlet Collection.

Architecture in Cincinnati: Alice Weston

Part of University of Cincinnati

A photograph collection of buildings in Cincinnati taken by environmental artist Alice Weston.

Archives of Trinity College

Part of Trinity College

A collection of historical images related to Trinity College, from 1860 to 1980, including photographs of campus architecture, student life, and chapel construction with architectural plans and drawings.

Art Galleries Permanent Collection

Part of Lehigh University

This centralized fine art collection, founded in 1926, consists of over 17,000 artworks from diverse time periods and cultures. It is particularly strong in photography and works on paper, as well as 20th-century modern outdoor sculpture. The collection also includes 19th-century European and North American paintings, Chinese ceramics, and sculpture from Oceania, Africa, and Ancient America.

Arthur G. Smith Collection

Part of Chatham University Archives & Special Collections

More than 170 photographs documenting the built environment in Pittsburgh, PA and on the campus of Chatham University. The collection includes photos collected by Arthur G. Smith, who was a professor at Chatham from 1963 to 1993. Smith also authored a book of historical photographs of Pittsburgh.

Arthur P. (“Skip”) Endres Papers

Part of Center for Migration Studies (NY)

Materials from the digitization of 42 boxes collected by counsel for the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on immigration and refugees. Includes information presented by Congressional representatives when addressing US immigration issues from the 1960s to the 1980s, providing a comprehensive view of what Congress members knew, when they knew it, and how their access to this information shaped American law

Artist’s Books

Part of Rhode Island School of Design - Fleet Library

Collection of hand-made book objects, limited edition books, and zines dating from the mid-1960s to present. This collection also includes related book arts references, artists' ephemera files, and bookmaking process archives of artists such as Carol Barton, Ruth Laxson, and Angela Lorenz.

Asia-Pacific Images

Part of Queensland University of Technology

More than 1,200 photographs taken by Dr. Iraphne Childs, former QUT Senior Lecturer in Geography. Images were taken primarily in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hawaii, and the Western United States between the 1970s and 1990s.

Avery E. Field photographs

Part of University of California - Riverside

More than 4,300 images by commercial photographer Avery Field documenting the growth and development of Riverside, California in the first half of the 20th century. Much of the collection features local residents and families in events such as parades, celebrations, and weddings. The architectural history and geographic landscape of Riverside is also well documented.

Bain/O’Gorman Collection

Part of Queensland University of Technology

Print materials and images from the 1930s to the early 21st century, with materials from many different geographic locations, including regions within the UK, Italy, Africa, India, Nepal, Turkey, and Southwestern United States.

Belfast General Hospital

Part of Queen's University Belfast

This book on the history of the General Hospital of Belfast offers "a chronological record of interesting events, as illustrative of the progress and growing prosperity of Belfast from the earliest times."

Belfast Jewish Gazette

Part of Queen's University Belfast

Issues of the monthly journal, published from January to December 1933 and February 1934, with the purpose of recording and commenting on Jewish activities in Ireland in every sphere. It also aimed to crystallize Jewish opinion in Ireland on subjects of controversial or general communal interest, to act as the forum for Jewish opinion, and to stimulate the literary and artistic talent in the community.

Belfast Jewish Record

Part of Queen's University Belfast

This communal magazine served as the platform from which the ecclesiastical and lay leaders of the Belfast Jewish community could issue important announcements and state their views. It offers a fascinating insight into an important but often overlooked community in Northern Ireland. This collection includes issues from 1954 to 2002.

Bernat Klein

Part of Heriot-Watt University

Pattern books, over 100 loose samples including fabric sold to designers such as Chanel and Balenciaga, garments, wool and knitting patterns, colour guides, news cuttings, publicity material, photographs, and publications belonging to Serbian textile designer and painter Bernat Klein (1922-2014). Klein received an Honorary Degree from Heriot-Watt University in 2003.

Bindings in the Goold Collection

Part of University of Divinity

Images of custom, pictorial, and armorial bindings from the Goold Collection.