Category Archives: Digital collections

My Faraway One

My Faraway One Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: Volume One, 1915-1933. Selected, annotated, and edited by Sarah Greenough. There are few couples in the history of 20th-century American art and culture more prominent than Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) and … Continue reading

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300,000 images (and many more to digitize before we sleep)

The Beinecke Library’s Digital Images database  just reached a milestone with our 300,000th digitized image: an opening from WA MSS 50, Joseph Goldsborough Bruff Diaries, Journals, and Notebooks, from the Western Americana Collection. This is one of 16 volumes describing … Continue reading

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For Passover

The Russian artist El Lissitzky is best remembered for his striking Constructivist and Suprematist works in the early era of Soviet avant-garde propaganda. Books like The Story of the Two Squares, his design work for UNOVIS, and the posters and exhibitions … Continue reading

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Digital Collections, video tutorial, part 2

And here’s part 2 of 2 from our newly launched video tutorial for our Digital Collections. If you missed part 1, see it here first.

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Digital Collections, video tutorial, part 1

Learn more about searching the Beinecke’s Digital Collections, a trove of hundreds of thousands of digitized items from our vast holdings. From spectacles to showgirls, postcards to poems. Here’s part 1 of 2:

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Gertrude Stein Home Movie

A home movie (originally captured on 16mm film) taken by Julian Stein of Gertrude Stein’s oldest brother Michael Stein’s home, designed by Le Corbusier, in Garches, France followed by scenes of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas at the Hotel … Continue reading

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American Indian Portrait Album

This album of 616 photographs, assembled in 1876 from images in the collection of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, consists primarily of portraiture of male delegates to the United States with occasional images of women … Continue reading

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Alfred Stieglitz Autochromes

Photographer/publisher/gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) played an instrumental role in promoting photography as a fine art through his journal Camera Work and his gallery “Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession,” later renamed 291. In 1907, Stieglitz traveled to Europe where he … Continue reading

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Richard Henry Pratt papers

Richard Henry Pratt devoted his life to public service, beginning as a soldier in the Civil War and later fighting Indians on the frontier. It was on the frontier that Pratt came in contact with the American Indian and began … Continue reading

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Illustrations of American Indians

Browse 300 engravings, watercolors, and illustrations drawn from books, archival collections, and artwork from the Beinecke Library’s American and European collections. From the earliest days of contact with the native peoples of North America, European artists made images illustrating their … Continue reading

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