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Publications and Suggested Resources

The Prints & Photographs Division’s collections have been the subject of many books, articles, and papers. This is a list of P&P-related publications produced by the Library.

General

  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Resources of the Library of Congress: A Comprehensive Guide. Prepared by Ronald S. Wilkinson, John F. Buydos, and others. [Chapter on P&P resources by Elisabeth Parker.]Washington, DC : Library of Congress, 2007. [Call number: Z663.41 .A22 2007 P&P Ref]
  • African American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture. Edited by Debra Newman Ham; with contributions by Beverly Brannan ... [et al.]. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1993. [Call number: Z1361.N39 L47 1993 P&P Ref]
  • American Civil War: 365 days. By Margaret E. Wagner. New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with the Library of Congress, 2006. 1 v. (unpaged). [Call number: E468.7 .W23 2006 P&P Ref]
  • American Place: The Historic American Buildings Survey at Seventy-five Years. [Washington, DC]: Historic American Buildings Survey, [2008]. [Call number: NA705 .A4927 2008 P&P Ref HABS]
  • American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women’s History and Culture in the United States. Edited by Sheridan Harvey … et al. [Chapter on P&P resources by Barbara O. Natanson.] Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2001. [Call number: Z7164.U5 A47 2001 P&P Ref]
  • Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress. By Harry Katz, Frank Ceresi, Phil Michel, and Susan Reyburn. [New York]: Smithsonian Books : Harper, 2009. [Call number: GV863.A1 B3758 2009 P&P Ref]
  • "Collections of Works of Art on Paper in the Library of Congress." Edited by Katherine Blood, special issue, Washington Print Club Quarterly 47, no. 4 (Winter 2011-2012):2-28.
  • Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States. By Vincent Virga and curators of the Library of Congress; historical commentary by Alan Brinkley. New York: Knopf, 1997. [Call number: E178.5.V57 1997 P&P Ref]
  • Gathering History: The Marian S. Carson Collection of Americana. Historical overview by Robert V. Remini ; with essays by Gerard W. Gawalt, et al. [P&P chapters by Harry Katz and Carol Johnson]. [Call number: Z1201 .G38 1999 P&P Ref]
  • Guide to the Special Collections of Prints & Photographs in the Library of Congress. Compiled by Paul Vanderbilt. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1955. [Call number: NE53.W2A52 P&P Ref]
  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs: An Illustrated Guide. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1995. [Call number: NE53.W3L49 1995 P&P] 
  • Many Nations: A Library of Congress Resouce Guide for the Study of Indian and Alaska Native Peoples of the United States. Edited by Patrick Frazier. [Chapter on P&P resources by Jennifer Brathovde.] Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1996. [Call number: Z1209.2.U5 L53 1996 P&P Ref]
  • Norton/Library of Congress Visual Sourcebooks series.
    • Barns, by John M. Vlach, 2003
    • Canals, by Robert J. Kapsch, 2004
    • Theaters, by Craig Morrison, 2005
    • Lighthouses, by Sara E. Wermiel, 2006
    • Bridges, by Richard L. Cleary, 2007
    • Public Markets, by Helen Tangires, 2008
    • Eero Saarinen: Buildings from the Balthazar Korab Archive, ed. by David G. DeLong and C. Ford Peatross, 2008
    • Dams by Christine Macy, 2010
    • Cemeteries, by Keith Eggener, 2010
    • Railroad stations, by David Naylor, 2011
  • "Not So Hidden: Slavic and East European Collections Ready for Study Through the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.” By Jeffrey Bridgers and Katherine Blood. Slavic & East European Information Resources 11, no. 2-3 (2010): 77-90. Online, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15228886.2010.480965 external link 
  • Special Collections in the Library of Congress: a Selective Guide. Compiled by Annette Melville. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1980. [Call number: Z733.U58U54 1980 P&P Ref]
  • Treasures of the Library of Congress. By Charles A. Goodrum. New York, NY: H.N. Abrams, 1991. [Call number: Z733.U58G66 1991 P&P Ref]
  • Viewpoints: a Selection from the Pictorial Collections of the Library of Congress. By Alan Fern, Milton Kaplan, and the staff of the Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1976. [Call number: E178.5.U54 1976 P&P Ref]
  • The White House: Resources for Research at the Library of Congress. By John Guidas; essays by Marvin W. Kranz, Samuel V. Daniel III, and Marilyn Ibach. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1992. [Call number: F204.W5 P&P Ref]
  • "The Winokur-Munblit Collection of Russian Empire Postcards at the Library of Congress: A Brief Overview." By Harold M.Leich. Slavic & East European Information Resources 13:4 (2012): 235-238. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228886.2012.733871 external link
  • World War II : 365 Days. By Margaret E. Wagner. New York: Abrams, 2009. 1 v. (unpaged). [Call number: D743 .W25 2009 P&P Ref]

Graphic Arts

  • American Political Prints, 1766-1876: a Catalog of the Collections in the Library of Congress. By Bernard F. Reilly, Jr. Boston, MA: G.K. Hall, 1991. [Call number: E183.3.R45 1991 P&P Ref] 
  • American Printmaking before 1876: Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy: Papers Presented at a Symposium Held at the Library of Congress, June 12 and 13, 1972. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1975. [Call number: NE506.A43 P&P Ref]
  • American Prints in the Library of Congress; a Catalog of the [Fine Print] Collection. Compiled by Karen F. Beall. Baltimore, MD: Published for the Library of Congress by the Johns Hopkins Press, [1970]. [Call number: NE505.A47 P&P Ref]
  • The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints; a Checklist of 1765-1790 Graphics in the Library of Congress. Compiled by Donald H. Cresswell, with a forward by Sinclair H. Hitchings. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1975. [Call number: E209.U54 1975 P&P Ref]
  • Artists for Victory: An Exhibition Catalog. By Ellen G. Landau. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1983. [Call number: NE508 .A77 1983 P&P Ref]
  • Capital Drawings: Architectural Designs for Washington, D.C., from the Library of Congress. Edited by C. Ford Peatross. Baltimore and Washington, DC: Johns Hopkins University Press in association with the Library of Congress, 2005.  [Call number: NA2695.U6 L533 2005 P&P Ref]
  • Cartoon America: Comic Art in the Library of Congress. Edited by Harry Katz. New York: Abrams, 2006. [Call number: NC1427.W18 C37 2006 P&P Ref]
  • Charles Fenderich, Lithographer of American Statesmen. By Alice Lee Parker and Milton Kaplan; edited with a foreword by Lillian B. Miller. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1978. Includes 3 microfiche. [Call number: NE2364.5.F46A4 1978 P&P Ref]
  • Currier & Ives : A Catalogue Raisonné. Compiled by Gale Research Company; with an introduction by Bernard F. Reilly. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1983. 2 v. [Call number: NE2312.C8A4 1983a P&P Ref]
  • Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress: For Congress, the Nation & the World. Editors John Y. Cole and Jane Aikin. Washington, DC: Library of Congress; Lanham, MD:  Bernan Press, 2004. [Call number: Z733.U6 E53 2004 P&P Ref Desk]
  • Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance. Essays by Sandy Kita … [et al] [Chapter on P&P resources by Katherine Blood.] New York: Abrams in association with the Library of Congress, 2001. [Call number: N7353.6.U35 F58 2001 P&P Ref]
  • Graphic Sampler. Compiled by Renata V. Shaw. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1979. [Call number: NE400.G7 P&P Ref]
  • Herblock: The Life and Work of the Great Political Cartoonist. By Haynes Johnson and Harry Katz. [Washington, DC] : Herb Block Foundation and Library of Congress ; New York: In association with W.W. Norton & Co., 2009. Includes DVD-ROM. [Call number: NC1429.B625 J65 2009 P&P Ref]
  • Humor's Edge: Cartoons by Ann Telnaes. Ann Telnaes interviewed by Harry Katz; introduction by Ben Sargent. San Francisco: Pomegranate, in association with the Library of Congress, c2004. [Essay by Martha Kennedy.] [Call number: E902.T45 2004 P&P Ref]
  • Life of the People: Realist Prints and Drawings from the Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Collection, 1912-1948. Edited by Harry L. Katz with essays by Bernard F. Reilly, Jr., and Garnett McCoy. Washington, DC : Library of Congress, 1999.   [Call number: NE508 .L52 1999 P&P Ref Desk]
  • Panoramic Maps of Cities in the United States and Canada: a Checklist of Maps in the Collections of the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division. Compiled by John R. Hebért. Washington, DC: Library of Congress : U.S. Government Printing Office, 1984. Rev. ed. of: Panoramic maps of Anglo-American cities. 1974. Includes 120 panoramic maps which are in P&P. [Call number: Z6027.U5L5 1984 P&P Ref]
  • Pennsylvania German Fraktur and Printed Broadsides: a Guide to the Collections in the Library of Congress. Compiled by Paul Connor and Jill Roberts for the American Folklife Center; introduction by Don Yoder. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1988. [Call number: ND3035.P4L48 1988 P&P Ref]
  • Posada's Mexico. Edited by Ron Tyler. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1979. [Call number: NE546.P6A4 1979 P&P Ref]
  • Posters of the WPA. By Christopher DeNoon; introduction by Francis V. O'Connor. Los Angeles, CA: Wheatley Press, in association with the University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1987. [Call number: NC1807.U5D46 1987 P&P Ref]
  • Presidential Campaign Posters from the Library of Congress. By the Library of Congress. Philadelphia: Quirk Books, 2012.  [Call number: E183.3 .P74 P&P Ref]
  • The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention. Essays by Donald Albrecht ... [et al.] New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with the Library of Congress and the Vitra Design Museum, 1997. [Call number: NK1535.E25 W67 1997 P&P Ref]

Photographs

  • Ambassadors of Progress: American Women Photographers in Paris, 1900-1901. Edited by Bronwyn A.E. Griffith; essays by Verna Posever Curtis ... [et al.] Giverney, France: Musée d’Art Américain Giverney in association with the Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Hanover: Distributed by University Press of New England, 2001. [Call number: TR139 .A42 2001 P&P Ref]
  • America's Yesterdays: Images of Our Lost Past Discovered in the Photographic Archives of the Library of Congress. By Oliver Jensen; photographic research by Shirley L. Green. New York, NY: American Heritage Pub. Co., 1978. [Call number: E178.5.J43 P&P Ref]
  • Bound for Glory: America in Color, 1939-43. Introduction by Paul Hendrickson. New York: H.N. Abrams in association with the Library of Congress, 2004. [Call number: TR820.5 .B685 2004 P&P Ref]
  • A Century of Photographs, 1846-1946. Selected from the collections of the Library of Congress; compiled by Renata V. Shaw. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1980. [Call number: TR6.U62D572 P&P]
  • Documenting America, 1935-1943. Edited by Carl Fleischhauer and Beverly W. Brannan; essays by Lawrence W. Levine and Alan Trachtenberg. Berkeley: University of California Press in association with the Library of Congress, 1988.[Call number: E806 .D616 1988 P&P Ref]

    Fields of Vision series:

    • Photographs of Arthur Rothstein Introduction by George packer. Washington, DC: Library of Congress in association with Giles, 2011. [P&P Call number: TR820.5 .R683 2011 P&P Ref FSA Carrel]
    • Photographs of Ben Shahn. Introduction by Timothy Egan. Washington, DC: Library of Congress in association with Giles, 2008. [P&P Call number: TR820.5 .S483 2008 P&P Ref FSA Carrel]
    • Photographs of Carl Mydans . Introduction by Annie Proulx. Washington, DC: Library of Congress in association with Giles, 2011. [P&P Call number: TR820.5 .M93 2011 P&P Ref FSA Carrel]
    • Photographs of Esther Bubley. Introduction by Melissa Fay Greene. Washington, DC: Library of Congress; London: Giles, 2010. [P&P Call number: TR820.5 .B45 2010 P&P Ref FSA Carrel]
    • Photographs of Gordon Parks . Introduction by Charles Johnson. Washington, DC: Library of Congress; London: Giles, 2011. [P&P Call number: TR820.5 .P2755 2011 P&P Ref FSA Carrel]
    • Photographs of Jack Delano. introduction by Esmeralda Santiago. Washington, DC: Library of Congress; London: Giles, 2010. [P&P Call number: TR820.5 .D43 2010 P&P Ref FSA Carrel]
    • Photographs of John Vachon. Introduction by Kurt Andersen. Washington, DC: Library of Congress; London: Giles, 2010. [P&P Call number: TR820.5 .V32 2010 P&P Ref FSA Carrel]
    • Photographs of Russell Lee. Introduction by Nicholas Lemann. Washington, DC: Library of Congress in association with Giles, 2008. [P&P Call number: TR820.5 .L41956 2008 P&P Ref FSA Carrel]
    • Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott. Introduction by Francine Prose. Washington, DC: Library of Congress in association with Giles, 2008. [P&P Call number: TR820.5 .W654 2008 P&P Ref FSA Carrel]
  • FSA: The American Vision. By Gilles Mora and Beverly W. Brannan. New York: Abrams, 2006. [Call number: TR820.5 .B736 2006 P&P Ref FSA Carrel]
  • Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan. By Toby Jurovics ... [et al.]. [Chapter on P&P stereographs by Carol M. Johnson] Washington, DC: Library of Congress and Smithsonian American Art Museum ; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010. [Call number: TR660.5 .F73 2010 P&P Ref]
  • Frissell, Toni. Photographs, 1933-1967. Introduction by George Plimpton; foreword by Sidney Frissell Stafford. New York: Doubleday in association with the Library of Congress, 1994. [Call number: TR653.F75 1994 P&P Ref
  • Gardens for a Beautiful America 1895-1935: Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston. By Sam Watters. New York : Acanthus Press, 2012. [Call number: SB451.3 P&P Ref]
  • Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music Photographs from the Great Depression. By Rich Remsberg. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.[Call number: ML87 .R47 2010 P&P Ref]
  • The Joy of Looking: Great Photographs from the Library of Congress. Washington, DC : Library of Congress, 2023. [Call number TR6.U62 W374 2023 P&P Ref]
  • Photographic Memory: The Album in the Age of Photography. By Verna Posever Curtis. New York, NY : Aperture Foundation, 2011.
  • Pioneering Image: Celebrating 150 Years of American Photography. By Jerald C. Maddox. New York, NY: Universe, 1989. (Pages unnumbered.) [Call number TR23.M33 1989 P&P Ref]
  • A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. Du Bois and African-American Portraits of Progress. By The Library of Congress; with essays by David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis. New York: Amistad, 2003.   [Call number: E185.86 S6325 2003 P&P Ref Afr-Amer]
  • A Talent for Detail: The Photographs of Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1889-1910. By Pete Daniel and Raymond Smock. New York: Harmony Books, [1974]. [Call number: TR140.J64 A34 1974 P&P]
  • Washingtoniana: Photographs: Collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. By Kathleen Collins. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1989. [Call number: F195 .L66 1989 P&P Ref]
  • When They Were Young: A Photographic Retrospective of Childhood from the Library of Congress. By Robert Coles [Carlsbad, CA]: Kales Press in association with the Library of Congress, 2002. [Call number: TR645.W182 L533 2002 P&P Ref]

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