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Collection Guides & Finding Aids

Division Overviews | Collection and Subject/Format Overviews | Finding Aids

Guides, collection overviews, subject overviews, and finding aids help provide access to the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division's resources by summarizing holdings and offering sample images.

Division Overviews

Montage (clockwise from upper left): Vash Gon--Jicarilla by Edward Curtis; Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange, Farm Security Administration Collection; Woman in dressing room by Ralph Barton, Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon; West Martingham Outbuildings, St. Michael's, Talbot County, Maryland, 1936 by Frances Benjamin Johnston, Carnegie Survey

Collection and Subject/Format Overviews

View list of collection/subject/format overviews

Collection/subject/format overviews include:

  • Summaries of collections such as the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographs, the New York World-Telegram & Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, the WPA Poster collection, and more.
  • Overviews of the Division's holdings in particular subject areas, such as Native Americans, women's history, photographic print processes, etc.
  • Most include selected images.

Finding Aids to Contents of Particular Collections

The Prints and Photographs Division is one of several parts of the Library that provides access to finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD).

View list of Prints and Photographs Division online EAD finding aids
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