Skip to Main Content

Explore community collections

JSTOR’s continuously expanding Open Community Collections feature freely accessible primary source materials in a wide variety of subjects contributed by libraries, museums, and archives.

Learn how your institution can join this initiative.

Browse Collections | Contributors

.RAW

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.

125th Anniversary

Part of Delaware Valley University

An online exhibit celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding of Delaware Valley University, created in conjunction with the on-site exhibit, "125 Years of Experiential Learning and Doylestown Agriculture, 1896 to 2021," hosted by the Doylestown Historical Society.

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.

The Album of Anna Birkbeck

Part of Birkbeck - University of London

Anna Birkbeck's 250-page album, spanning from 1825 to circa 1862, with contributions from noted intellects of the day, including an unpublished poem by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley entitled "The Death of Love."

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.

American Brass Company Records

Part of University of Connecticut

Materials, including newspaper clippings, minute books, and ledgers, dating from the early nineteenth century, providing a unique view of one of the major brass producers in the history of the United States.

The Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Main Library Collection of Glass Plate Negatives

Part of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Glass plate negatives concerning the early history of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, charting the construction of the Cathays Park building, interior photographs, staff portraits, and various Royal visits including the formal opening ceremony in 1927.

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.

Architectural Archives

Part of University of Pennsylvania

Images from the collection of the Architectural Archives at University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Artists’ Books and Fine Print Book Collection

Part of Bucknell University

Images of select holdings of artists' books and fine print books from the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library's Special Collections/University Archives at Bucknell University.

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.