Local Image Collections
This is a selected list of local image collections compiled by Howard
Besser. An assignment for his Fall
1995 Image Database Class requires groups of students
to visit, review, and report back to the class about how one of these collections
(or another collection approved by the instructor) organizes and manages their
visual information. In addition, many students will want to do follow-up papers
or projects with the collections they visit and review. A list of sites
actually visited is also available.
Ann Arbor area collections
Here are collections in the Ann Arbor or Detroit area:
- Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, contact Jennifer Moldwin, Librarian, (313)833-7929, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cranbrook Educational Community, Bloomfield Hills, contact Bill Landis (email@example.com) or Mark Coir (mark_Coir@cc.cranbrook.edu)
- African-American History Museum, Detroit contact Emanuel Cooper, Curator of Exhibitions, (313)833-9800
- Museum of Art, Univ of Mich , contact
Carole McNamara, Collections Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lori Mott, Associate Registrar (email@example.com)
to request appointment,
and be sure to talk with Toni Kramer (firstname.lastname@example.org) about the computer aspects
- Bentley Historical Library, Univ of Mich, contact
Anne Frantilla, Asst Reference Archivist (email@example.com), or
Nancy Bartlett, Reference Archivist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Art & Architecture Library slide collection, Univ of Mich, contact
Dorothy Shields, slide curator (email@example.com)
- Papyrus Collection, Univ of Mich Special Collections, contact
Judy Ahronheim, Head of Original Cataloging (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Berkeley area collections
We are hoping to set up some distance learning facilities
so that Ann Arbor students can work with collections on the UC Berkeley campus.
Berkeley's Museum Informatics Project
is planning to assign a coordinator specifically to deal with
communication between Ann Arbor students and
staff from Berkeley collections.
that you can work with for your final group project.
Many of these also have interesting related topics
for your independent paper and project.
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