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
Formats
Digital
Images
Photographs
Subjects
University of Chicago
History of Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Mahabodhi temple American Institute of Indian Studies
The AIIS collection from the Center for Art and Archaeology in Gurgaon, Haryana, India, has over 125,000 photographs in the collection. The images fall into the broad categories of architecture, sculpture, terracotta, painting and numismatics.
Formats
Digital
Images
Photographs
Subjects
South Asia
Southern Asia
Art
Architecture
Egyptian baboons Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World
Materials from the Library's Ancient Near East and Classics collections, focusing on volumes published between 1850 - 1950, many of which have a significant number of illustrations or plates.
Formats
Digital
Books & Journals
Images
Photographs
Subjects
Classics
Ancient Near East
Bond Photograph Library Bond Photograph Library
Photographs taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Frank Bond.
Formats
Digital
Photographs
Subjects
Southern Asia
History
South Asia
Government College of Arts and Crafts - Government College of Arts and Crafts (Chennai)
The Museum of Contemporary Art, housed within the Government College of Arts and Crafts, has a photograph collection dated from the mid 1800s. The subjects of these photographs range from the hill tribes of Niligiris to pagodas and monuments of the Madras Presidency to guns and antiques from Fort St. George.
Formats
Digital
Images
Photographs
Subjects
South Asia
Southern Asia
Architecture
Anthropology
Hensley Photo - Learned Man Hensley Photo Library
Photographs taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Glenn S. Hensley.
Formats
Digital
Photographs
Subjects
History
Southern Asia
South Asia
William Jackson Photographs Jackson, William Henry. Photographs, 1870-1878
William Henry Jackson, photographer (1843-1942). The William Henry Jackson Photograph collection consists of 85 unique photographs and 17 duplicate prints of the West taken for the U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories (1870-78). Areas include Colorado, Mexico, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Photographs
Subjects
Geography
Keagle Photos - Fishermen Keagle Photograph Library
Photographs taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Robert Keagle.
Formats
Digital
Photographs
Subjects
History
Southern Asia
South Asia
Max Epstein Max Epstein Photographic Archive
The Max Epstein Photographic Archive is a collection of reproductions of painting, sculpture, drawings, architecture, photography and decorative arts of Eastern and Western art dating from the neolithic period to the twentieth century.
Formats
Photographs
Subjects
Architecture
Art
Mosque of the Dervishes Tekiyeh, Damascus Middle East Photograph Archive
A digital archive of early photographs of the Middle East. Most of the photographs date to the second half of the nineteenth century. The archive is particularly strong in photographs of nineteenth century Cairo.
Formats
Digital
Photographs
Subjects
Middle East
Ancient Near East
Photography
Postcard of Wright's Airplane Postcards on Wright's Airplane Ascension at Le Mans
Three picture postcards from "Agnes," Chartres, France, to "Blanche," providing eyewitness description of Wilbur Wright's flight at Le Mans, France.
Formats
Digital
Images
Photographs
Subjects
History of Science
Marjorie Whitney Prass Papers - dress Prass, Marjorie Whitney. Papers, 1927-2008
This collection contains papers, photographs, costumes and ephemera belonging to Marjorie Whitney Prass, an alumna of the University of Chicago and an avid dancer. The bulk of the collection is comprised of over 200 pieces of costume clothing, accessories and props. The majority were made for Prass by her mother, Mathilde Muller Whitney, for performances at the University of Chicago.
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Photographs
Subjects
University of Chicago
Theater
Rough draft Schaffner, Joseph Halle, Collection in the History of Science, 1642-1961
Contains correspondence and other documents from or related to prominent scientists. Includes the Marie Curie Correspondence with Charlotte Kellogg (ca. 1921-1929) and Curie Memorabilia, the Charles Darwin and Darwin Family Correspondence, the Albert Einstein-Walther Mayer Correspondence (1930-1933) and Einstein Photographs, the Isaac Newton Collection (1642-1727), and Miscellaneous Scientific Manuscripts (1744, 1777, 1820).
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Photographs
Subjects
History of Science
Notebook 3, Mexico, 1897 Starr, Frederick. Papers, 1868-1935
Contains professional and personal correspondence; research material; field notebooks; diaries; class lecture notes; memorabilia; photographs; bibliographies; and scrapbooks. Correspondents include Frank Boas, W.E.B. Du Bois, Federico Gamboa, William Rainey Harper, John Haynes Holmes, Jenkin Lloyd Jones, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Julius Rosenwald, and Albion Small.
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Photographs
Subjects
University of Chicago
Anthropology
African Studies
Latin American Studies
Japanese Studies
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.
Formats
Digital
Images
Photographs
Subjects
University of Chicago
Architecture
World's Columbian Exposition - Java Theater World's Columbian Exposition. Records, 1891-1895
This collection includes documents and ephemera from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It includes photographs, newspaper clippings, reports, guides, and visitor memorabilia.
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Books & Journals
Photographs
Subjects
Chicago and Illinois