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Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi CollectionUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection highlights the activities and interdisciplinary knowledge of the founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement. The physical archive from which the digital collection is derived contains 5,000 manuscript pages, 500 audio cassettes, 500 photographs, 50 VHS tapes, and 25 posters and advertisements covering subjects as diverse as Jewish mysticism, Hasidism, spiritual eldering, interreligious dialogue, psychology of religion and paradigm shift.
Collection Holder: University Archives; University Libraries; UCB
World War I CollectionUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries' World War I Collection Online offers a rich array of primary-source material related to the First World War. The digital collection consists of over 1,100 titles (55,000+ pages), mainly published during the war years, and represents a wide range of formats, genres, geopolitical units, and subject matter.
Collection Holder: University Archives; University Libraries; UCB
Women Poets of the Romantic PeriodUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries has a significant collection of first and early editions of poetry by women writers of the British Romantic Period (1770-roughly 1839). The 83-volume nucleus of the collection, which was acquired in 1996, has been expanded to more than 425 works by such writers as Anna Barbauld, Charlotte Smith, Mary Robinson, Felicia Hemans, and numerous other authors, both well-known and more obscure. Selected prose works by women poets, notably Helen Maria Williams' controversial books on the French Revolution, are also part of the collection. The works, which range in subject from poems for very young children to impassioned political statements, were written by women of every class of society, from aristocrats to domestic servants.
Collection Holder: Special Collections Department; University Libraries; UCB
Western AmericanaUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
CU-Boulder Archives was established in 1917 to collect manuscript material on Colorado's settlement & growth. Over the years, its Western Americana holdings have grown to include diaries & papers of Colorado '59ers, boomers & boosters, settlers, mining entrepreneurs, politicians, merchants, homesteaders, & soldiers. Mining papers include company ledgers, correspondence, journals, & other records. Papers from early voluntary organizations, churches, labor unions, & associations document the varied & complex organizational life which characterized early Colorado history. Family, business, transportation, & political papers depict the state's politics & economy. Military papers highlight early Indian policy & White attitudes toward Native Americans, & record military campaigns. These collections provide genealogical & demographic information regarding settlement patterns & social history. Photographic sources include portraits, landscapes & urban scenes dating from the 1880s.
Collection Holder: University Archives; University Libraries; UCB
Vasulka Media ArchiveUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The Vasulkas: Steina, an Icelander, educated in music at the Prague Conservatory of Music, & Woody, a graduate of Prague's Film Academy, arrived in New York City just in time for the new media explosion. They brought with them their experience of the European media awakening, which helped them blend seamlessly into the youth media revolution of the late sixties & early seventies in the United States. They found themselves right at the introduction of small format video as it initialized the process of integrating electronic moving images into both social & artistic concepts. In the spirit of the media activism of the period, they established The Kitchen, a multipurpose media theater, still active, some 40 years later. Since their early Kitchen days, the Vasulkas' have remained at the leading edge of media art creation, exhibition, & archiving. This collection contains some of their cutting edge studies in video that experiment with form, content, & presentation.
Collection Holder: University Archives; University Libraries; UCB
U.S. Military in Peace and WarUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The Archives holds the papers and collections of an array of volunteer, National Guard, Reserve and professional members of the military and civilian observers in the American Civil War and frontier Indian conflicts, the Philippine Insurrection, the Mexican Punitive Expedition, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. These papers include corrspondence, diaries, journals, photographs, and other records. The Nancy Lewis Papers is the first archive in the collection.
Collection Holder: University Archives; University Libraries; UCB
Thomas MacLaren Collection of Architectural DrawingsUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
Collection of original pencil sketches, watercolors, etc., by Thomas MacLaren, (b. Scotland, 1863-d. Colorado Springs, 1928) illustrating the architecture of England, Italy, Scotland, Switzerland, and elsewhere, predominantly 1880-1891. Also includes some landscapes, student exercises and miscellany.
Collection Holder: Special Collections Department; University Libraries; UCB
Reuleaux Kinematic MechanismsCornell UniversityOpen Access
This collection contains a sampling of 20 Reuleaux kinematic mechanisms. Kinematics flourished in the 19th century as machine inventors learned to transmit information and forces (power) from one element in the machine to another. Franz Reuleaux, Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Zurich and Berlin, set out to analyze, codify, and synthesize kinematic mechanisms so that engineers could approach machine design in a rational way. These Reuleaux models are owned by Cornell's Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Publishers' Bindings CollectionUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The Publishers' Bindings Collection primarily consists of late nineteenth and twentieth century American books bound in decorated publisher's cloth. Part of the collection was purchased from Charles S. Kamen, a private collector, in 1996. It has been augmented with books from the Libraries collection, and a second collection assembled by David R. Anderson and purchased in 1997 from Margolis and Moss.
Collection Holder: Special Collections Department; University Libraries; UCB
Pratt Institute Fashion Plate CollectionPratt InstituteOpen Access
The Fashion Plate Collection consists of hand-colored fashion plates from the French periodical La Gazette du Bon Ton (considered the most influential fashion magazine during its existence from 1912 to 1925) and its American edition, La Gazette du Bon Genre, distributed by Condé Nast. The plates in Pratt’s collection date from 1922 and were created by such prominent French artists as George Barbier, Pierre Brissaud, and Georges Lepape, and anticipate the Art Deco movement of the mid-1920s.
Pratt Institute Ex Libris CollectionPratt InstituteOpen Access
The Ex Libris Collection consists of nineteenth- and twentieth-century bookplates from private and institutional libraries. The plates feature finely detailed engraving or etching and serve as outstanding examples of period book art and typography. Represented in the collection are prominent American bookplate artists such as William Fowler Hopson and Joseph Winfred Spenceley, as well as important Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, Swedish, and Spanish artists.
Political Americana CollectionCornell UniversityOpen Access
The Cornell University Collection of Political Americana is comprised of approximately 5,500 Presidential promotional and commemorative items dating from 1789 to 1980. The collection contains political materials in a variety of formats, including cartoons, prints, and posters; lapel buttons, ribbons, textiles, hats, and other costume items; ballots, broadsides, leaflets, and other ephemera; pamphlets and other formal publications; sheet music and songbooks; and a variety of three-dimensional items. The majority of the collection was donated to Cornell by private collector Susan H. Douglas between 1957 and 1961. Elections from 1832 to 1960 are particularly well represented.
Once Upon A Time: Historical and Illustrated Fairy TalesUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
Once Upon a Time presents a three hundred year span of fairy tales, featuring five important works by Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Giovanni Straparola.
Collection Holder: Special Collections Department; University Libraries; UCB
Novela Mundial SeriesUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
La Novela Mundial is a series of popular fiction that was published by Rivadeneyra (S.A.) in Madrid, Spain between 1926 and 1928, during the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera. Among many collections of short literature and other publications, La Novela Mundial represents one of the larger collections of the period before the Spanish Civil War. Similar to "dime store" books, these were known as "novelas de kiosko," because they were sold in newsstands, most for between 30 and 50 cents. The series includes novellas and plays with beautiful color illustrations on the cover and black and white illustrations throughout. Authors include Leopoldo García-Alas y Ureña (Clarín) and members of la generación del 98 like Ramón María del Valle-Inclán and Manuel Bueno.
Collection Holder: University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Museums and the Online Archive of CaliforniaMuseums and Online Archive of California (MOAC)Open Access
Selected works from the permanent collections of eight California museums: Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive; Japanese American National Museum; Oakland Museum of California; Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley; Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley; Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, University of California, Los Angeles; Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles; California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside.
Medieval Manuscript LeavesUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
This collection consists of 178 European manuscript leaves spanning the 12th - 17th centuries.
Collection Holder: Special Collections Department; University Libraries; UCB
Map Library Teaching CollectionUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterUniversity of Colorado, Boulder
This collection contains maps and other materials used in Map Library instruction sessions. Access is restricted to the University of Colorado Boulder campus.
Collection Holder: Jerry Crail Johnson Map Library; University Libraries; UCB
Japanese Historical Map CollectionBerkeley East Asian Map Library, Cartography AssociatesOpen Access
The Japanese Historical Maps Collection of the East Asian Library contains early maps of Japan and the World. Represented in this online collection are a selection of maps and books from the collection. The maps were selected by Yuki Ishimatsu, Head of Japanese Collections at the East Asian Library at U.C. Berkeley, and scanned and put online by David Rumsey and Cartography Associates. Most noteworthy in the collection are a range of Japanese city maps dating back 300 years.
J. Raymond Brackett CollectionUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
J. Raymond Brackett (1854-1922) came to the University of Colorado in 1884 as a professor of English and Greek. Before he retired in 1919, he had served as Librarian, Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of the Graduate School. The photographs and glass negatives produced by J. Raymond Brackett show campus scenes and buildings of the University of Colorado from 1890 to 1915.
Collection Holder: University Archives; University Libraries; UCB
Ira Wolff Photographic History CollectionUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The Ira Wolff Photographic History Collection consists of approximately 7,000 original photographs and 7,000 publications, largely from the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. As a whole, the collection traces the invention of photography, the scientific and technical components of its development, the history of photomechanical printing, vernacular photographic practices, and the medium’s role in social and cultural documentation. The digitized portion of the collection focuses exclusively on private photographic albums ranging from cartes-de-visite albums to travel albums.
Collection Holder: Special Collections Department; University Libraries; UCB
Howell Icelandic CollectionCornell UniversityOpen Access
The Icelandic Collection contains landscapes, farmsteads, towns and people in a remarkable series of photographs depicting Iceland and the Faeroe Islands on the edge of modernity. The collection includes photographs captured by British artist, Frederick W. W. Howell, as well as by Henry A. Perkins and Magnús Ólafsson. Daniel Willard Fiske, who bequeathed the collection to Cornell University, purchased over 400 prints from Howell. Halldór Hermannsson, the collection's first curator, mounted and captioned the prints in six albums.
Hoover Institution Poster CollectionStanford UniversityOpen Access
The Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection includes political posters from around the world. Many thousands of posters date from World War I and World War II, though the posters cover the entire twentieth century. Posters from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Russian empire and the Soviet Union, and France are well represented, but also included are posters from more than eighty countries. The online collection consists of selected Russian posters. Additional images from other countries will be added.
Holland Collection of Literary LettersUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The Holland Collection consists of 89 letters written to Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881) or his staff during his years as editor for Scribner's Monthly. The letters come from a wide range of 19th century figures, including Samuel Clemens, Emily Dickinson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Walt Whitman. Gift of Meriwether Lewis Holland in memory of Josiah Gilbert Holland (1900-1975).
Collection Holder: Special Collections Department; University Libraries; UCB
Historical Hats and HeaddressesUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The Clifford P. Westermeier Portfolio of Illustrations of Historical Hats and Headdresses contains 65 watercolor plates.
Collection Holder: Special Collections Department; University Libraries; UCB
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of ArtCornell UniversityOpen Access
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum has one of the finest collections of art in New York State and is recognized as one of the most important university museums in the country. Spanning the history of art, the Museum's collections are especially strong in Asian Art, nineteenth and twentieth-century American art, and the graphic arts. Images are available in thumbnail and zoom level 2 only.
Farber Gravestone CollectionAmerican Antiquarian Society, Cartography AssociatesOpen Access
The Farber Gravestone Collection is an unusual resource documenting gravestone sculpture, mostly prior to 1800. The late Daniel Farber of Worcester, Massachusetts, and his wife, Jessie Lie Farber, were responsible for the largest portion of the collection. These early stones are both a significant form of artistic creation and precious records of biographical information, such as name, death date of the deceased, stone location, and information concerning the stone material, iconography, the inscription, and (when known) the carver.
Estate Project for Artists with AIDSAlliance for the ArtsOpen Access
The Estate Collection is a database of high quality images representing the works of artists with HIV/AIDS. With the ability to find and see these works of art in detail, the Estate Project will ensure continued access, presentation, and study of the cultural legacy created by the artistic community during the AIDS crisis. The images are drawn from the collections of Visual AIDS, Visual AIDS/Boston, Visual Aid/San Francisco, and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Center.
Environmental Design CollectionUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterAccess only for University of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education Center
The Environmental Design image collection at the University of Colorado Boulder includes over 55,000 images from around the world depicting contemporary and historical architecture, landscape architecture, environmental design, urban planning and related disciplines, including fine arts. The collection contains images of sites in North America and Western Europe, a well as images of Eastern Europe and South American sites. Many of the images were taken by CU Boulder Environmental Design (ENVD) Visual Resource Center staff members and ENVD faculty members and undergraduate students, as well as by the late historian and former image vendor, Peter Dulan, who donated his image collection to the Environmental Design Program in 1999.
Collection Holder: Visual Resource Center; Environmental Design Program; UCB
Electronic Library of Colorado Architecture, Landscape and PlanningUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The Electronic Library of Colorado Architecture, Landscape and Planning includes thousands of images of over 500 Colorado sites and structures, including those which are significant because they have received awards from professional design and planning associations or because they appear on state and national registers of historic places. These images have a basis in Colorado's architectural history, landscape ecology, urban design, and land use planning, and are also included as part of a larger image collection called the Architecture and Planning Collection. The majority of images were taken by students of the CU College of Architecture and Planning in conjunction with college courses, while other images were provided by college faculty and staff, as well as private donors.
Collection Holder: Visual Resource Center; College of Architecture and Planning; UCDHSC-DDC, UCB
Dwight Garrigues Lavender Collection University of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The Dwight Garrigues Lavender Collection includes 3 photograph albums from Dwight Lavender from the summers of 1929, 1930, and 1931, including Colorado mountains, first ascents, and new routes. The 3 albums contain about 465 photos, some hand-tinted, with annotations and notes by Dwight Lavender and David Lavender.
Collection Holder: Special Collections Department; University Libraries; UCB
Digital Sheet Music CollectionUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The University of Colorado at Boulder Music Library has a large sheet music collection with approximately 150,000 items including examples from the late 18th through the 20th centuries. This web site provides access to digital versions of some of the categories of sheet music within our physical collections, a new avenue to this interesting genre. The sheet music digitized and presented here was originally published between 1890 and 1922.
Collection Holder: Howard B. Waltz Music Library; University Libraries; UCB
David Rumsey Historical Map CollectionCartography AssociatesOpen Access
The David Rumsey Collection focuses on 18th and 19th century North and South American cartographic materials. The collection includes atlases, globes, school geographies, maritime charts, and a variety of separate maps including pocket, wall, children's and manuscript maps. The online selection is an expanding cross section of images designed to highlight the depth and breadth of the collection. The digital images and associated descriptive data are © Cartography Associates.
D.K. Bailey CollectionUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
Dana Kavanagh Bailey, scientist and explorer, was a man with encyclopedic knowledge. His wide-ranging interests embraced the study of physics, botany, astronomy, and many other topics, including polar exploration. This collection contains his expedition diary written during the United States Antarctic Service Expedition of 1939-1941 (often referred to as Byrd’s Third Antarctic Expedition).
Collection Holder: Special Collections Department; University Libraries; UCB
Conference on World Affairs Audio ArchiveUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
This collection contains digitized audio recordings from some of the memorable speakers and sessions from the early years of the Conference on World Affairs (1959-1994).
Collection Holder: University Archives; University Libraries; UCB
Colorado Coal Project CollectionUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The Colorado Coal Project documents the history of coal mining in the Western US from immigration and daily life in the coal camps to labor conditions and strikes, including Ludlow (1913-1914) and Columbine (1927).
Collection Holder: University Archives; University Libraries; UCB
Claire Holt Indonesian Art ImagesCornell UniversityOpen Access
The Claire Holt Papers contains images which were created for the Cornell Indonesian Arts Project to document Indonesian art, architecture, ceremonies, landscapes, painting, people, sculpture, textiles, and theater. Claire Holt traveled to Indonesia in 1930 where she studied dance, worked with anthropologist Willem Stutterheim, and then assisted Swedish dance archivist and patron Rolf de Mare with his photo and film record of Indonesian dance. She came to Cornell University where, in 1962, she helped found the Modern Indonesia Project.
Catena-Historic Gardens and LandscapesBard Graduate CenterOpen Access
Catena, the Digital Archive of Historic Gardens and Landscapes, is a collection of historic and contemporary images, including plans, engravings, and photographs, intended to support research and teaching in the fields of garden history and landscape studies. Created through the collaborative efforts of landscape historians and institutions, the initial offering of images is focused on the Villas as a Landscape Type.
Building Colorado Story by Story: The Sanborn Fire Insurance Map CollectionUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
Building Colorado Story by Story: The Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection is a digital collection of Sanborn fire insurance maps of cities across Colorado. The collection contains 346 maps of 79 principal cities in 52 counties covering the years 1883-1922.
Collection Holder: Jerry Crail Johnson Map Library; University Libraries; UCB
Bent Hyde Papers, 1905-1918University of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The Bent Hyde Papers collection consists of original maps of Indian and military positions of such areas as Sand Creek, the Arkansas River, etc., and correspondence between George Bent and George Hyde, covering the years 1905-1918. George Bent, the son of William Bent and his Cheyenne wife, Owl Woman, was born at Bent’s Fort, Colorado, in 1843. As a witness of the Indian wars and conflicts in Colorado, Bent became a mediator and translator for the Cheyenne. He became an interpreter for George Hyde, a well known historian and interpreter of Indian life and customs whom Bent assisted in documenting Indian life on the Plains before 1875. Bent and Hyde corresponded from 1905 until Bent’s death in 1918.
Collection Holder: University Archives; University Libraries; UCB
Auraria Digital Resources CollectionUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterAccess only for University of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education Center
This collection is part of the Digital Image Collaborative, an image consortium among academic departments and colleges at the University of Colorado and the institutions of the Auraria Higher Education Center. The Auraria Visual Resource Collection is a digital image resource of historical and contemporary fine art and cultural objects. Serving the Auraria Higher Educational Center comprised of Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver and University of Colorado Denver.
Collection Holder: Visual Resources Collection, College of Arts and Media
Art and Art History Visual Resources CollectionUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterAccess only for University of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education Center
This collection is part of the Digital Image Collaborative, an image consortium among academic departments and colleges at the University of Colorado and the institutions of the Auraria Higher Education Center. The Art and Art History Visual Resources Collection comprises increasing numbers of images depicting art, architecture, and other visual and material culture from around the world. Special areas of focus include images of works by our faculty and graduate students, artists associated with our Visiting Artist program, and contemporary art for which it is difficult to find high quality images elsewhere.
Collection Holder: Visual Resources Collection; Department of Art and Art History; UCB
Andrew Dickson White Architectural PhotographsCornell UniversityOpen Access
Andrew Dickson White (1832-1918), the first president of Cornell University, established the Architectural Photographs Collection by donating images of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century architecture, decorative arts and sculpture from his personal architectural library.
Aerial Photographs of ColoradoUniversity of Colorado System & Auraria Higher Education CenterOpen Access
The Aerial Photographs of Colorado Collection provides access to approximately 1,700 digitized aerial photographs of Colorado taken by the U.S. Forest Service in the years from 1938 to 1947.
Collection Holder: Jerry Crail Johnson Map Library; University Libraries; UCB

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