Collections & Exhibits

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Collections
Collection Thumbnail Title Formats Subjects
Henry Chandler Cowles with students American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936
Images from more than 4,500 glass lantern slides, glass negatives, and photographic prints, created by faculty members and students of the University of Chicago Department of Botany between 1891 and 1936, influential in the development of modern ecological studies. These photographs provide an overview of important representative natural landscapes across the nation
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Digital
Images
Photographs
Subjects
University of Chicago
History of Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
O'Hara family portrait O'Hara, James E. Papers, 1866-1970
James E. O'Hara (1844-1905), Lawyer and Republican Congressman, 1883-1887. Contains letters from family and constituents, photographs, a biographical sketch (1970) written by O'Hara's granddaughter, Vera Jean O'Hara Rivers, and memorabilia.
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Images
Subjects
American History
African-American Studies
Paperdoll Paper Dolls. Collection
This collection consists of paper dolls and accompanying paper clothing and accessories. The dolls were found in an 1839 volume of the New York Mirror, a weekly gazette of literature and the fine arts. Made by hand from scraps of magazines and wallpaper, the dolls are each unique, well-preserved examples of a typically fragile and ephemeral folk art.
Formats
Digital
Images
Subjects
University of Chicago
Art
Engraving of the Colosseum The Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae
A digital version of the Library's extensive collection of Antonio Lafreri's Renaissance-era Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae prints and maps which depicted major monuments and antiquities in Rome. The site also contains a set of virtual itineraries through Rome, guided by scholars from around the country.
Formats
Digital
Images
Maps
Subjects
Classics
European History
Art
Architecture
United States Supreme Court: Portraits and Autographs Title Page United States Supreme Court: Portraits and Autographs
This collection is based on a bound album of manuscripts collected by Louis Silver (JD ’28), a noted rare book collector. It was donated to the Law School Library in the late 1950’s. The album contains letters and other signed documents from Supreme Court Justices, plus portraits and/or photographs of those Justices.
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Images
Subjects
U.S. Law
Law
American History
Photofiles-Mary Calvert at telescope The University of Chicago Photographic Archive
Ongoing project to digitize the Archival Photographic Files which contain more than 60,000 images and are the principal archive of historic photographs of individuals, buildings, and events associated with the University of Chicago.
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Digital
Images
Photographs
Subjects
University of Chicago
Architecture