New Archives Online Exhibit: Archival Gems

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Systems Librarian

December 9th, 2015

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A new online exhibit is available on the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives digital image website called Archival Gems: The Gem Tintype Albums of St. Paul’s School. This exhibit features fifteen images from the St. Paul’s School Archives collection taken from the two gem tintype photograph albums shown in the image above. Gem tintypes are tiny photographic images about the size of a postage stamp created using a specialized camera with multiple lenses. These albums date from the late 1860s and represent some of the earliest photographs of students in the archives collection.

Learn more about this interesting early photographic process through these detailed student portraits by clicking HERE.

New Database: Illustrated London News Archive

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Research & Instruction Librarian

November 17th, 2011

Ohrstrom Library is pleased to share its most recent digital purchase: the Illustrated London News Archive.  This database provides access to the complete London Illustrated News from 1842 – 2003.

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica the Illustrated London News was London’s first illustrated periodical and the first to use photographs.  This title is noted for its coverage of global events.

The default search is keyword: keyword will look for search terms in the title and author fields.

To search the entire full-text of all newspaper articles, simply change the radio button to ‘entire document.’

Please feel free to contact Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu) with any questions about or to arrange for a personal tour of this product.