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.
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
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...
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).
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 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.
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)
Camera Austria International
European Photography (also online)
History of Photography (also online)
Photo Review Newsletter