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Visual Resources Collection

The Visual Resources Collection (VRC) provides GSAPP students and faculty with more than 200,000 images in digital, 35mm slide, and lantern slide formats. Its collection also includes VHS and DVD recordings of over twenty years of lectures and events held at Columbia GSAPP.
Students and faculty can view a comprehensive list of projects and creators featured in digital archive of the Visual Resources Collection here.
The Collection


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.


All GSAPP Evening lectures, including many prominent and distinguished practitioners and theorists, are recorded and available for student and faculty use. The VRC offers a range of conferences, films, animations, and related subject matter dating back to 1989 on both VHS and DVD formats.