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    The references below feature the strengths of CRL’s holdings. Links point to more detailed descriptions in our catalog, as well as digital versions of the content or digitized finding aids for microfilm where available. Collecting in this area continues through the purchase programs.


    American architectural books
    Henry Russel Hitchcock
    Research Publications

    Based on the Henry-Russell Hitchcock bibliography of the same title covering 1775–1895, this microfilm set is a collection of books, portfolios, and pamphlets published in the U.S. relating to architecture and the decorative arts. These publications, primarily builders’ guides and house pattern books, influenced the architectural production of their day because their many plates were of direct practical usefulness to builders and carpenters. Some descriptive works, such as guide books, are also included. The set includes most of the works listed in Hitchcock's book.

    Catalog Record · Guide
    American architectural books; supplement based on Helen Parks’ list.
    Ellison, Julie K.
    Research Publications

    Microfilm from Park’s supplement to Hitchcock’s bibliography of pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary materials from 1521 to 1785.

    Catalog Record · Guide


    Catalogues of sales
    Sotheby & Co. (London, England)
    University Microfilms International

    Parts I–VI, covering 1734–1990, in microfilm and microfiche. Includes some sales from New York as well as London. Early parts issued by Xerox University Microfilms in association with Sotheby Parke-Bernet Publications. On title of the Guide: “Filmed at UMI, University of Illinois and the Henry E. Huntington Library.”

    Catalog Record
    Literature, music, and art: the annotated sale catalogues of Puttick and Simpson, 1846-1870.
    Puttick and Simpson
    Research Publications

    Puttick and Simpson were the leading London auctioneers of “Literary Property, Music and Works of Art” by 1860. The catalogs give the details on the seller, the buyer, and the price brought by each individual manuscript, book, musical instrument, and work of art.

    Catalog Record

    Personal Papers

    The collected papers of Charles Willson Peale and his family.
    Peale, Charles Willson, 1741–1827
    KTO Microform

    Charles Willson Peale (April 15, 1741–February 22, 1827) was an American painter, soldier, and naturalist. The set includes papers, correspondence, sketches, business and legal writings, journals, lectures, etc., of the Peale family, covering 1735 to 1885. 

    Catalog Record


    Collection “Monde et camera”
    Agence Meurisse
    Studios photographiques; Harcourt

    Collection of photographs from the Agence Meurisse news agency consisting of 34,518 images organized in chronological order from 1909 to 1937, evoking the immediacy of events spanning the first half of 20th-century Europe. Accompanied by a seven-volume chronological listing of prints.

    Also known as [Photographs from the collections of the Dept. of Prints and Photographs, Bibliotheque Nationale] Series 9A : Agence Meurisse, 1909-1937.

    Catalog Record
    The Muslim world: including the Searight collection of drawings and prints and material from the Drawings, Prints and Drawings Department and the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum
    National Art Library (Great Britain)
    Emmett Publishing ; G.K. Hall

    This collection records all aspects of life in the Muslim world of the Middle East, as seen through European eyes. The collection contains paintings, colored and black-and-white prints, drawings and designs, and costumes and ornaments, with about 10,000 images total on either color or black-and-white microfiche. Works of over five hundred travelers and artistsincluding artists of many nationalities and well-known names such as Amadeo Preziosi, Luigi Mayer, David Roberts, Edward Lear, William Muller, Adrien Dauzats, and Alexandre Decampare included, dating mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Catalog Record · Guide

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