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ARTS 216: History of Photography from 1839 to the Present (HC)

Arts 216: History of Photography from 1839 to the Present (Williams) Spring 2015

Books

Borrowing in the Tri-Co and Beyond

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

Photographs held by Haverford

When you have selected a print or prints you wish to view, you can arrange to see the print by contacting hc-special@haverford.edu or going into Special Collections during their open hours Monday through Friday.

Photographs Held by the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Art & Art History Librarians (HC)

Julie Coy
Art & Photography Librarian
Profile & Guides
Margaret Schaus
Haverford College
Profile & Guides

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..