Scope and Contents
The collection contains photographs, stereocards, glass negatives, lithographs, engravings, prints, drawings and scrapbooks related primarily to the history of Washington DC and the Metropolitan area. More broadly the subject is American History. The images date from approximately 1740-1995.
- Circa 1740 - Circa 1995
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For activities that the researcher determines fall under fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights, determining if the intended re-use falls under fair use, and obtaining approval from the copyright holder if the intended use does not fall under fair use. Please contact Special Collections if the copyright status of the materials you wish to reuse is unclear. Staff will provide additional information.
Biographical / Historical
This is an artificial collection composed of images acquired by Special Collections Research Center at various times. The collection was created in 2018 from original MARC records.
18 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
No linguistic content; Not applicable
This is an artificial collection composed of images acquired by Special Collections Research Center at various times. The collection was created in 2018 from original MARC records. The collection contains photographs, glass negatives, lithographs, engravings, prints, drawings and scrapbooks related primarily to the history of Washington DC and the Metropolitan area. More broadly the subject is American History. The images date from approximately 1740-1995.
Organized into three series: Graphics, Oversize graphics, and Graphic collections
Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Images acquired over time from many sources.
This is an artificial collection created in 2018 by repurposing MARC data. These images were originally item level records in the library's ILS. With the creation of the resource record the MARC records were withdrawn from the ILS. Each image includes a general note that contains the original call no., 5xx and 6xx field data. The images are divided into three series devised from the original location codes used in the ILS.
Reparative Description Project
This finding aid was revised in 2022 to address harmful descriptive language related to mental illness or disability identified in several folder titles. As this description was provided by the record creator(s) the description was not edited or removed, but additional information was provided in an Historic Context note at each folder level in order to add context. A copy of the finding aid prior to these reivsions was retained. To view that finding aid please use Pre-revision November 2022 finding aid of Graphics collection
- Guide to the Graphics collection, 1740-1995
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English
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