Collections & Exhibits

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Collections
Collection Thumbnail Title Formats Subjects
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
Sun Ra Chicago Jazz Archive
The collections span more than eight decades of Chicago and general jazz history. The collections include recordings, publications, photographs, articles, posters, programs, ticket stubs, and other ephemera of musicians, clubs, record companies, and jazz organizations.
Formats
Archives & Manuscripts
Audio
Music Scores
Subjects
Music
Chicago and Illinois
4e ballade pour piano, op. 52 Chopin Early Editions
Digitized version of the Library's collection of early printed editions of Chopin's musical compositions. The collection can be searched by a variety of data points including uniform title, genre, plate number, dedicatee, publisher. place of publication, etc., allowing scholars to study the differences between scores as they were published concurrently in different countries with variant texts.
Formats
Digital
Music Scores
Subjects
Music
Eunice Goodrich Goodrich, Adelaide Eunice. Collection, ca. 1837-1916
Adelaide Eunice Goodrich (1861-19??). Actress and author. Collection contains prompt books of plays, scrapbooks, photographs, and a small group of patents and other legal documents of her father H. C. Goodrich.
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Theater
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
Detail from Department of Art History website Masters' Papers in Art History & Visual Arts
The database contains records for the Library's collection of over 850 M.A. and M.F.A. papers submitted by students from the Department of Art History and the Committee on Visual Arts and their antecedents.
Formats
Books & Journals
Subjects
Art
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
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
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
Salloch Collection of People with Books Salloch, William and Marianne, Collection of Prints and Drawings: People with Books. 1500-1814
The eight prints and drawings in the collection depict people reading or holding books in various settings. The works date from the 16th through 19th centuries. Two etchings by Rembrandt are included.
Formats
Digital
Images
Subjects
Art
History of Print
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
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