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ARTS 216: History of Photography from 1839 to the Present (HC) Spring 2018: Library Resources

Arts 2016: History of Photography from 1839 to the Present (Williams) Spring 2018

Browsing ONLINE while the Library is being rebuilt

Let's say you find a book on Tripod and you really think it is relevant to your interests or research project. One way to physically browse books on Haverford's campus is to head to the Locker Building (near VCAM) which has approximately 22,000 volumes for you to browse and a self-check out kiosk if you find materials you want to check out. 

But if you want to digitally browse, you can do that too. Take the call number of the book you liked (copy paste it from the online record). Head back to Tripod Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon. Click on the Books and More tab. Underneath the search box is a link "Browse". At the bottom of the page there is a drop down menu, select "By Call Number." Paste the call number from the book you liked into the field. Hit enter or click "search." This will provide you with a massive list of the books at all three schools and you can browse the shelves digitally! 

Books

Borrowing in the Tri-Co and Beyond

.30 Bullet piercing an apple, 1964 by Harold Eugene Edgerton

Photographs Held by the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Photographs Held by Haverford and Bryn Mawr

Photography Periodicals at Haverford

The following is a list of photography magazines and journals which are currently received at Haverford. Current issues are in the Periodical Reading Room. Back issues of these periodicals are retained and housed in the Phillips Wing according to their call number.

 

Afterimage   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon  (also online)   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
Aperture   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon  (also online)   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
Archive   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
Blind Spot   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
Camera Austria International   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
Contact Sheet   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
European Photography   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon  
Exposure   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
Eyemazing   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
History of Photography (also online
HotShoe International   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
Imago 
Lenswork   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
Nueva Luz   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
Matte   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
Photo Review   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
Photo Review Newsletter   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
Photographer's Forum   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon
View Camera   Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon

Here are some more to look through. 

Browsing the Collection

Most university and many specialized art libraries use the Library of Congress classification system.  Knowing a few of the most commonly used call numbers will allow you to browse a collection.  Many titles will fall into the following topic areas and call number ranges:

TR1              photography magazines
TR15 -139    histories of photography
TR647          exhibit catalogs
TR651          photographic works or topics from years 1800-1850
TR652          photographic works or topics from years 1851-1900
TR653          photographic works or topics from years 1901-1950
TR654          photographic works or topics from years 1951-2000
TR655          photographic works or topics from years 2001-
TR660          landscape photography
TR681          portraits
TR820.5       documentary photography


NOTE:  After the first section of the call number (TR654) the second section starts with a letter.  This letter will often refer to the first letter in the photographer's last name.  For example, a book about Walker Evans would be at the call number TR654 E..