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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CCNY Anti-war Notices 1934-1936

Part of The City College of New York

Ephemeral flyers, newsletters, and news articles circulated at The City College of New York between 1934 and 1941.

Central Methodist University Archives

Part of Central Methodist University

More than 200 photographs documenting the history of Central Methodist University.

Chatham University Student Newspapers Collection

Part of Chatham University Archives & Special Collections

Newspapers produced by students of Chatham University from 1895 to 2018.

Detweiler Collection

Part of American Academy in Rome

More than 480 photographs of various sites produced by Albert Henry Detweiler during his trips to Italy, Greece, Asia Minor, and the Middle East, documenting the ancient architecture, landscape, and the archaeological surveying in these areas, while also representing people and everyday life there.

Dominican Veterans in World War II

Part of The City College of New York

An exhibit of twelve panels, in which photographs, documents, correspondence, newspaper articles, and short biographies tell the stories of Dominicans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.

Eden Hall Architectural Plans and Drawings

Part of Chatham University Archives & Special Collections

Plans for the creation of Chatham University’s Eden Hall, the world’s first fully sustainable campus of higher education.

Edinburgh Ladies’ Debating Society

Part of National Library of Scotland

The complete runs of two Edinburgh journals, The Attempt (1865-74) and its successor, The Ladies Edinburgh Magazine (1875-80). These publications were produced by the Ladies’ Edinburgh Debating Society, a leading women’s club that existed from 1865 to 1935.

Edwardian Fashion Plates

Part of Rhode Island School of Design - Fleet Library

A collection of Edwardian fashion plates used to research European high fashion from 1910 to 1914, compiled from the Costume folders of the RISD Picture Collection.

Emerson College Charles W. Emerson Homestead Collection

Part of Emerson College Special Collections

114 glass plate negative prints from Emerson College founder Charles Wesley Emerson’s summer estate in Rochester, Vermont.

Encyclopaedia Britannica (1768-1860)

Part of National Library of Scotland

The first eight editions of Encyclopaedia Britannica, first issued in Edinburgh, with 143 volumes in total.

Etta Winigrad Sculptures

Part of University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia artist and Penn graduate Etta Zuritsky Winigrad’s thought-provoking sculptures reflecting her focus on humanity in the world.

Event Programs

Part of Mongui Maduro Foundation

Over 1,600 event programs and cards for cultural events, theatre plays, concerts, commemorations, music and dance performances, and more, in different languages, from 1876 to the present.

Farm Labor Project

Part of Brooklyn College

An archive of materials collected during the 1943 Farm Labor Project, through which Brooklyn College students were recruited to help with the war effort by picking fruits and vegetables at farms in upstate New York.

Fine Arts Collection

Part of Wofford College

Artwork included in this collection are of historical and cultural import, acquired from Wofford College’s foundational days in the mid-nineteenth century to present day.

Furness Theatrical Images Collection

Part of University of Pennsylvania

More than 2,700 prints and photographs dedicated to the study of Shakespeare and his contemporaries during the English Renaissance and Shakespearean theatrical presentations.

Gazetteers of Scotland

Part of National Library of Scotland

20 volumes of the most popular descriptive gazetteers of Scotland during the 19th century, featuring detailed historical and geographical information of each principal place and antiquity.

George Watson Cole European Postcards

Part of Trinity College

10,000 postcards from pre-World War I Europe, collected by renowned librarian George Watson Cole during his travels.

Golden Age Illustration

Part of Rhode Island School of Design - Fleet Library

More than 150 Golden Age illustrations collected by Rhode Island watercolor artist Abigail Whipple Cooke. The included prints were compiled from various magazines including Harper’s, Collier’s, Scribner’s, and McClure’s.