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|Introduction:||As photography continues its transition from analog to digital formats,
visual resources curators are faced with decisions regarding the disposition
of their lantern slide collections. Lantern slides played a significant
role in the development of numerous academic disciplines in the 19th and
20th centuries, especially in the history of art, architecture, and the
allied arts. Lantern slides were the primary materials collected in visual
resources collections during the second half of the 19th century and the
first half of the 20th. Opportunities now arise to convert lantern slides,
many of which are now in the public domain, to digital formats. Knowing
which lantern slides might warrant such attention is dependent on understanding
unique collection strengths, both within and between institutions.
|Purpose:||The purpose of this survey is to learn more about lantern slide collections
throughout the United States and Canada; to discover unique lantern slide
holdings; and, in the process, learn about the early history of visual
resources collections. This survey aims to document the rise and fall of
lantern slide collections; to learn who the major vendors were and their
dates of activity; to seek out the hidden treasures of special collections
and original lantern slides. This broad survey will help each institution
make more informed judgments about the disposition of their lantern slide
|Sponsors:||The North American Lantern Slide Survey was initiated by Jenni Rodda and
Maryly Snow of the Visual Resources Division of Art Libraries Society of
North America (ARLIS/NA). The survey was reviewed by the ARLIS/NA-VRA Collections
Advisory Committee of ARTstor, and approved by the Executive Boards of
ARLIS/NA and Visual Resources Association as a joint project.
|Directions:||In order to complete the survey, you will need to be well acquainted with
your lantern slide collection; please review your collection before completing
the online survey.
Print out this PDF copy of the survey to aid your review of your collection.
Mail, Fax or email your completed survey to:
Librarian, Architecture Visual Resources Library
232 Wurster Hall #1800
University of California, Berkeley 94720-1800
Fax: 510-642-8655 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Survey results will be tabulated and analyzed during Summer 2006 and will be posted to this site for everyone's review.
We appreciate your participation.