Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
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In May of 2008 I emigrated from Canada to take up the role of Photographic Archivist in the Special Collections Department of the University of St Andrews Library. I am enjoying exploring all this collection has to offer, and am presently focused on establishing new ways to create access in order to share its great wealth with researchers and a broader audience.
Our collection now encompasses over 700,000 photographs including many topographic views of Scotland and the British Isles, representing diverse aspects cultural transformation from the 1840s onward. In addition to historic views of Scotland, our holdings have been developed in support of the University’s academic curricula, and boast many albums, travel views, private collections, and of course images from the formative days of photographic practice.
The next few years will be devoted to mining our many hidden riches and resources, modernising our management and access to the collection, and building collaborative relationships with colleagues and institutions throughout the UK and abroad.
If anyone is interested in learning more about our collection or would like to conduct research in person, please feel free to contact me at your leisure.
To obtain an overview of our holdings, please take the opportunity to consult our online database at: http://special.st-andrews.ac.uk/saspecial/index.php
This online resource represents 10% of our collection but functions as an excellent starting point for most research. Greater internet access to our collections and supporting documentation will be available when we implement a new more extensive and user-friendly online system in the autumn of 2011.
Department of Special Collections
Tel. 01334 462326
Dear colleagues, friends and prospective applicants,
I’m writing to let you know of two posts which have now been formally advertised by the University for roles within the Department of Special Collections of the University of St Andrews Library in Scotland.
Each post would consist of a four year contract working with the Lawrence Levy Golf Photography Collection which is comprised of over 200,000 35mm slides on the subject of golf from 1978 to 1994. Each…Continue
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Does anyone have any advice or recommendations regarding appraisers who are qualified to provide informed and well documented appraisals of 19th and 20th century photography, photographic albums, and photographic books?
Recommendations for individuals or firms with a good reputation in the UK would be preferred with the added preference of being located in Scotland if possible.
Much thanks to…Continue
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