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Graphics collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS2379

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.

Dates

  • 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.

Extent

18 Linear Feet

Language

No linguistic content; Not applicable

Overview

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.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: Graphics, Oversize graphics, and Graphic collections

Physical Location

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.

Processing Information

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 With the creation of the resource record the MARC records were withdrawn from the ILS.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.
Title
Guide to the Graphics collection, 1740-1995
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
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Washington 20052 United States of America