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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.
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.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.