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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.

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.

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.

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)

This collection includes 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.

Bindings in the Goold Collection

Part of University of Divinity

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

Binghamton University Art Museum Collection

Part of Binghamton University

Images of works on paper, paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from around the world, spanning 5,000 years.

Blackhouse Charters Collection

Part of University of Glasgow

A selection of digitized materials from the Blackhouse charters of the 13th to 18th centuries. The Blackhouse charters recount the evolution, flourishing expansion, and history of the University of Glasgow. The main group of documents in this collection include charters relating to the rights belonging to religious orders before the Reformation. Others recount acquisitions and rights to land or privileges.

Bonnie Cashin Collection

Part of University of Cincinnati

Images of over 200 historical garments designed by Bonnie Cashin, a pioneer in women’s sportswear design, produced while she worked with Phil Sills from 1960 to 1980.

Books of Hours

Part of Trinity College

More than 100 images of Renaissance-era illuminated manuscripts.

Bradley University Catalogs

Part of Bradley University

Catalogs produced by Bradley University and its predecessor, Bradley Polytechnic Institute.

Bradley University Student Newspapers

Part of Bradley University

Newspapers written and edited by Bradley University students from 1898 to 2014.

Bradley University Yearbooks

Part of Bradley University

Yearbooks for Bradley University and its predecessor, Bradley Polytechnic Institute, printed from 1901 to 2006.

British Caricature and Satire

Part of Trinity College

More than 180 items of British satirical prints from the eighteenth to nineteenth century.

British Theater Playbills

Part of Trinity College

Nearly 400 eighteenth- to nineteenth-century playbills for theatrical performances in London and in other English towns.

Brooklyn College History

Part of Brooklyn College

Items related to the construction of Brooklyn College, the first public coeducational liberal arts college in the city, during the mid-1930s.

Burr Tillstrom Papers, 1947-1997

Part of Hope College Library & Joint Archives of Holland

Biographical information, correspondence, photographs, personal notes, transcripts, and other publications related to Burr Tillstrom and his career, centered on marionette theatre. Tillstrom spent time at Hope College in 1972, participating in both the Theater and Communications departments as a guest faculty member and an artist-in-residence.

Campus and Queens Activism

Part of Queens College Special Collections & Archives

Printed ephemera, institutional records, recollections, and other materials documenting social movements on campus and in Queens, with a focus on movements of the 1960s.

The Carleton Miscellany

Part of Carleton College

An archive of Carleton College’s nationally acclaimed literary magazine, published quarterly from 1960 to 1980, including essays, poetry, short stories, and more.

Carswell Illustrations

Part of University College London

Sir Robert Carswell, professor of pathology, was commissioned to prepare this collection of more than 700 drawings of anatomical specimens in the early 19th century. The resulting drawings are significant in the history of medical education for their artistry and detail.