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Guide to Early Photographic Formats and Processes in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Books

Sources used to create this Guide:

  1. Ritzenthaler, Mary Lynn., and Vogt-O'Connor, Diane. Photographs : Archival Care and Management. Society of American Archivists, 2006.
  2. Newhall, Beaumont. The History of Photography. Rev. and enl. ed., 4th ed., Museum of Modern Art in Collaboration with the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York ; Distributed by New York Graphic Society, 1964.

Additional sources available in the Library, or via inter-library loan:

Digital Resources

The Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Division has digitized an impressive array of image formats / types, and subjects. Those digital materials, grouped by collection, can be found here. Similarly, the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration include 3 million digital photographs and graphic images in the Still Picture collections at the National Archives at College Park; those digitized materials can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the page (Photographs and Graphic Works in College Park, Maryland).