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ARTS 103/108: Arts Foundation—Photography (HC) Fall 2020

Arts 103/108: Arts Foundation Photography (Williams) Fall 2020

Browsing the Collection Using Tripod

For those of you on campus, the photography collection is in the Philips Wing of the Lutnick Library, on both the mezzanine and main levels (Level 2). 

How can I find books that relate to my project? 

In Tripod use the "author" search to find books by a photographer.  Use the "subject" search to find books about the photographer.

Tripod Haverford ; Tripod Bryn Mawr ; and Tripod Swarthmore are all different now, so make sure you use the catalog for the school you attend. 

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 materials will fall into the following 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 is classified with the call number TR654 E...

Searching for E-books

If you are not on campus this term, you can still find materials relevant to your project--here is how to find online books (e-books). 

Browsing for Books

Let's say you find a book on Tripod  Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon  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 Level 0 and find the book on the shelves. Academic libraries place all books with the same subject matter in the same area, so chances are high that you will find something relevant near the book you are looking for. 

But if you want to digitally browse, you can do that too. The Tripod record of the book in question includes a "Virtual Browse" section. This will provide you with a massive list of the books at all three schools and you can browse the shelves digitally.

Not in TRI-CO?

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 Science Library. Back issues of these periodicals are retained and housed in the Warehouse according to their call number.

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

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