Visual Resources Collection
Curators: Sabrina Barker and Serena Li
Assistant Curator: Sharon Leung
The 35mm slide collection covers faculty research interests, images used in history courses, work presented by guest lecturers, and a survey of world architectural history from antiquity to the present day. In addition to 35mm and digital formats, the VRC owns a unique collection of antique lantern slides. Created using a technology that is no longer supported, the high-resolution lantern slides often present spaces and views that are the oldest and or completely unique surviving record of past places. These images can be viewed in the Slide Library during open hours.
Our digital image collection grows daily as staff archive and add new images selected by professors, critics or the student curators.
Students and faculty can access our entire digital collection of images using an intranet site from any GSAPP computer. That website is fully searchable and includes all of our current database entries, including images and media.
Alumni and outside researchers cannot view the intranet site without access to a GSAPP computer, but are free to make an appointment with our curators on a limited basis to discuss research needs.
GSAPP lecture series videos may also be viewed online using the school's Livestream channel or archived in the GSAPP YouTube page.