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Photographic Collections Finding Aids


  • Aderman Slide Inventory
  • Over 2,900 slides spanning 1966-1993. Extensive coverage of Europe, as well as Israel, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska and western Canada.

  • AGS Library Digital Collections Portal

    Over 11,000 images from multiple photographic collections are found on the AGSL Digital Collections Portal. Selected images from the AGSL print archive can be seen through the work of the UWM Libraries Digitization Department, who continuously add new images to the digital archive.

    Photographers represented in the portal include Harrison Forman, Harold Mayer, Clarence W. Sorensen, Eugene V. Harris, William O. Field, and many others.

  • de Booy Print Inventory

    Over 150 prints from Venezuela in two bound leather albums, dated 1918.

  • Bowman Photo Inventories

    Over 900 images covering Isaiah Bowman's 1907, 1911, and 1913 expeditions to South America and the Andes.

  • Boyd Photo Inventories

    Over 3000 postcards and prints covering Lousie Arner Boyd's historical documentation of the Polish Countryside, Lapland, Greenland, and Spitsbergen.

  • Brush Photo Inventory

    1,300 prints covering 21 of India's 35 states and union territories. Images are primarily from 1966-1973, covering housing, urban development, cultural history, colonialism, and geology.

  • Forman Photo Inventory
  • 4,000 prints and negatives spanning the 1920's through 1970's. Coverage spans seven populated regions of the world, with emphasis on China and Indonesia. Events covered Forman's Tibet imagery, the Sino-Japanese War, Chinese Civil War, the Henan Famine, and the Blitzkrieg of Poland in World War II.

  • Kerr Slide Inventory

    900 plus slides taken between 1967-1977 covering 10 European countries, focusing on England and Ireland.

  • Murphy Slide Inventory

    The Mary Murphy Collection of over 14,600 slides covering tourism and education in over 80 countries on six continents, is a result of her worldwide travels as the S.L.A. representative to the Geography and Map Librarian section of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), Map Curators’ workshops, S.L.A., and ZONTA conferences from 1965 through 2007.

  • Saville Print Inventory

    185 annotated photographs in a bound leather album, covering Honduras and Guatemala in 1917.

  • Sorensen Photo Inventory

    The Sorensen Photo Inventory includes 32,000 contact prints and negatives spanning 1940-1970. Coverage includes all seven populated regions of the world, with emphasis on manufacturing and rural agriculture. Geographical emphasis on South America, South Asia, the Mediterranean, and western United States & Canada.


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