ALA Archives Digital Collections
at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Welcome to the ALA Archives Digital Collections. The collections listed here are part of the ALA Archives collections that have been digitized. We use CONTENTdm digital collection software suite by DiMeMa, Inc. as part of the university-wide digital collection management system.
Below is list of available ALA Archives Digital Collections along with the descriptions for each collection. Physical measurement is in Width x Height format. The information on Record Group/SubGroup/Series, Box Number, and Folder Title fields correspond to the physical storage of the materials. Use these information if you intend to access the physical materials. Resource Identifier is the file name of the Master Image (TIF). The Digital Dimensions, Format, Resolution, and File Size fields' values represent the Master Images.
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Available collections: F. W. Faxon Photographs Collection | Library Building Photographs Collection | Sjoerd Koopman Library Postcard Collection


Faxon Photographs Collection - icon F. W. Faxon Photographs Collection

Theme: Conference Photographs

Sub-Theme(s): Conferences by state or geographical area; Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, Canada.

Inclusive Dates: 1894, 1895, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932.

Description: This collection contains mainly of group pictures of librarians attending the ALA conferences in U.S. and Canada, covering the period of 1894-1932, with the exception of 1896. The collection includes the Two War-Time Conferences photographs. All photographs in this collection were taken by F. W. Faxon. This photographs collection is part of a larger collection of Conference Photographs.

Digitized Materials for this collection: Photographs-Black and White | Photographs-Black and White-Panoramic

Subjects:
Technical Information:
MASTER Images
Total number of images: 152
Scan Type: 8-bit grayscale
Format: Uncompressed TIF
Resolution: 300 dpi (1894-1919), 600 dpi (1919-1932)
ACCESS Images
Total number of images: 152
Type: 8-bit grayscale
Format: JPEG
Resolution: 72 dpi
Stored on server (accessible from the Internet)

Scanner: Microtek ScanMaker 5
Digital Conversion Period: Aug - Dec 2002
Digitizer: Aditya Nugraha / Data Entry: Aditya Nugraha

Collection Description for the physical Conference Photographs series (99/1/14) can be accessed at:
http://archives.library.illinois.edu/ala/holdings/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7824


Finding Aid (box and folder listing) for the whole record series 99/1/14 can be accessed at:
http://archives.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/9901014a.pdf

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Library Building Photographs Collection - icon Library Building Photographs Collection

Theme: Library Building Photographs

Sub-Theme(s): Library buildings by state name; Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Inclusive Dates: 1890-1899, 1900-1909, 1910-1919, 1920-1929, 1930-1939, 1940-1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979.

Description: This collection contains pictures of library buildings in photographic papers and postcards. Some of the pictures are in the form of paintings and other kinds of artist-rendering arts. Some postcards were from F. W. Faxon collection. Each postcard has two images, the front and back. Your search result for a specific postcard might have three images: the front image, the back image, and the compound object. The description field of the front image will contain the transcription on the front of the postcard. Likewise, the description field of the back image will contain the transcription on the back of the postcard (except the personal note and/or information). A compound object is a record that "ties" together the front and back images of a postcard. Most fields in a compound object record will contain the same information as the ones in the front and back image records. The Description field only contains instruction to see the front and back image records for detailed transcriptions.

Digitized Materials for this collection: Postcards-Black and White | Postcards-Color | Photographs-Black and White | Negatives-Black and White

Subjects:

Technical Information:
MASTER Images
Total number of images: [ongoing project]
Scan Type: 8-bit grayscale(black and white postcards); 24-bit color (color postcards)
Format: Uncompressed TIF
Resolution: 600 dpi (photographs); 300 dpi (postcards)
ACCESS Images
Total number of images: [ongoing project]
Type: 8-bit grayscale (black and white postcards), 24-bit color (color postcards)
Format: JPEG
Resolution: 72 dpi
Stored on server (accessible from the Internet)
Note: Personal note and information on access images had been masked due to privacy and copyright issues.
Scanner: Microtek ScanMaker 5
Digital Conversion Period: Dec 2002 - present
Digitizer: Aditya Nugraha / Data Entry: Aditya Nugraha

Collection Description for the physical Library Building Photographs series (99/1/15) can be accessed at:
http://archives.library.illinois.edu/ala/holdings/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=7825

No Finding Aid box and folder listing) available for record series 99/1/15.

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Composed by: Aditya Nugraha (anugraha_a@yahoo.com)
Created: May 2003
Last updated: July 25, 2003



Sjoerd Koopman Library Postcard Collection

Theme: Library Postcards

Sub-Theme(s): Library postcards by state; Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Inclusive Dates: 1897-1899, 1900-1909, 1910-1919, 1920-1929, 1930-1939, 1940-1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-Present.

Description: The Sjoerd Koopman Library Postcard Collection includes more than 12,500 pictorial and photographic postcards of libraries all over the world. The ALA Archives holds digital copies of approximately 1,000 cards from this collection depicting libraries throughout the United States; several hundred of these are also available as physical objects. Subjects include public libraries, private libraries, academic libraries, library interiors, reading rooms, and bookmobiles. New objects will be added periodically.

Digitized Materials for this collection: Color Postcards | Black and White Postcards

Subjects:

Technical Information:
MASTER Images
Total number of images: 388 [ongoing project]
Scan Type: 24-bit color (color postcards)
Format: Uncompressed TIF
Resolution: 600 dpi
ACCESS Images
Total number of images: 388 [ongoing project]
Type: 24-bit color (color postcards)
Format: JPEG
Resolution: 72 dpi
Stored on server (accessible from the Internet)

A Collection Description of the Sjoerd Koopman Library Postcard Collection (97/1/55) can be accessed at:
http://archives.library.illinois.edu/ala/holdings/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=8344

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Last updated: September 3, 2008

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