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ColonialWilliamsburg’sPhoto Archives:A Hidden Resourcewith Broader PotentialMarianne MartinColonial Williamsburg Foundatio...
Decorative ArtsDeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum         Masterworks Gallery
Folk ArtAbby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art MuseumThe Quilting Party, America, probably 1854-1875
Promotional Photography    Bill Barker as   Costumed Interpreters,  Thomas Jefferson   Duke of Gloucester St.
Archaeological ArtifactsChowning’s Tavern dinnerware, fragments & reproduction
Exhibition BuildingsGovernor’s Palace   Wigmaker’s Shop
Educational ProgrammingCostumed interpreters participating in “So Far from Scioto” program
Hidden GemsWinston Churchill & Dwight D.      Shirley Temple at WilliamsburgEisenhowerat the Raleigh Tavern,   Inn, 1938Ma...
Role of Photo ArchivesAnswering questions about historic structuresDocumenting archaeological artifacts and excavations...
Birth of Photo ArchivesJohn D. Rockefeller, Jr. examining plans and photos with the Rev.W.A.R. Goodwin and others
Bodleian Plate, ca.1740             Aerial Photo, 1927                  Preliminary Plan, 1927
Pre-Restoration & Progress Photos  Pre-Restoration View     John Blair House,  Duke of Gloucester St.   Restoration Progress
Core Historical ArchiveDuke of Gloucester St.,   Construction progress onWilliamsburg, Virginia    King’s Arms Barber Shop...
F.S. Lincoln                           CollectionBar Room, Raleigh Tavern                              Ballroom Wing,     ...
Audiovisual Services Department
Examples of “Hidden Gems” International Relations Era of Segregation in WilliamsburgBlue Laws in Virginia Film History...
Hiroshima Maidens
Nicolae CeausescuPresident of Romania
Era of SegregationBruton Heights   School                          “White City”
African-American Life Albert Durant Photography Collection
World War II WilliamsburgMr. & Mrs. Rockefeller with   Troops from Camp Pearysoldiers at the USO           entering Willia...
Bottle Clubs in Virginia      Golden Horseshoe Club         Williamsburg Inn
Traditional Library Clientele Museum Curators Architectural Historians Archaeologists Historians Costumed Interpreter...
New Collaborations:Music of Williamsburg       Production still from “Music of Williamsburg”
Alan Lomax Photos
Issues Raised by CollaborationCopyright ComplianceMounting Photos on Class WebsiteLimited Use Agreement
Outcomes of Collaboration Student research findings added to our  library’s holdings Exchange of information with Lomax ...
Class Publications
Williamsburg Documentary          Project
Student ProjectsGrocery Stores & RestaurantsEntertainment & Night LifePublic School SystemsFilm HistoryMovies Filmed ...
Grocery Stores                 Restaurants
Entertainment                Night Life
Public Schools
History & Memory in the Urban Landscape  Archives as repositories of city history  Examination of pre-restoration views ...
Outcomes of CollaborationPhotos shared with greater college community via internal intranet siteOral histories conducted...
Challenges with Online Access
African-American Life
Reunion Groups
Golden Horseshoe Bottle Club
At the Movies in WilliamsburgRev. W.A.R. Goodwin & guests outside the Williamsburg Theatre, ca. 1932
Bruton Heights School       Reunions
Summary of Collaboration Benefits  New findings/documentation about photos  Publicity for photo archive via student or  ...
CONTENTdm Pilot Project
Web-Based Finding Aids
More Hidden Gems                            Hillside CaféTanks on Dukeof Gloucester St.   World War II Soldiers in Pillory
AcknowledgementsWith special thanks to the following:Cathy Grosfils, former Visual Resources Editorial LibrarianJenna Si...
Contact InformationMarianne MartinThe Colonial Williamsburg FoundationP.O. Box 1776Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776Phone: 757-5...
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VRA 2012, Beyond These Four Walls, Colonial Williamsburg’s Photo Archives

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Presented by Marianne Martin at the Annual Conference of the Visual Resources Association, April 18th - April 21st, 2012, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Session: Beyond These Four Walls: Optimizing Traditional Collections Through Outreach and Collaboration

With the advent of digital technology, image repositories are no longer limited to a single physical presence on campus or in a museum. This provides motivation for creative thinking and prompts the establishment of new working relationships within our own institutions as well as on a national level. As curators, librarians, and faculty become well versed in the use of digital technology, many have been able to optimize the development of their resources through successful collaborative ventures. This session will highlight some of these recent projects at academic institutions, museums, and cultural archives.

ORGANIZER & MODERATOR: Karin S. Whalen, Reed College

PRESENTERS:
• Jen Green, Lamson Library and Learning Commons, Plymouth State University
• Marianne Martin, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
• Laura Anne Heller, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
• Stephanie Post, The Metropolitan Museum of Art & Jenni Rodda, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

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VRA 2012, Beyond These Four Walls, Colonial Williamsburg’s Photo Archives

  1. 1. ColonialWilliamsburg’sPhoto Archives:A Hidden Resourcewith Broader PotentialMarianne MartinColonial Williamsburg FoundationApril 2012
  2. 2. Decorative ArtsDeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum Masterworks Gallery
  3. 3. Folk ArtAbby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art MuseumThe Quilting Party, America, probably 1854-1875
  4. 4. Promotional Photography Bill Barker as Costumed Interpreters, Thomas Jefferson Duke of Gloucester St.
  5. 5. Archaeological ArtifactsChowning’s Tavern dinnerware, fragments & reproduction
  6. 6. Exhibition BuildingsGovernor’s Palace Wigmaker’s Shop
  7. 7. Educational ProgrammingCostumed interpreters participating in “So Far from Scioto” program
  8. 8. Hidden GemsWinston Churchill & Dwight D. Shirley Temple at WilliamsburgEisenhowerat the Raleigh Tavern, Inn, 1938March 8, 1946
  9. 9. Role of Photo ArchivesAnswering questions about historic structuresDocumenting archaeological artifacts and excavations Providing material culture for analysis by curators Augmenting evidence presented in typical 18th-century formats Recording the Foundation’s activities
  10. 10. Birth of Photo ArchivesJohn D. Rockefeller, Jr. examining plans and photos with the Rev.W.A.R. Goodwin and others
  11. 11. Bodleian Plate, ca.1740 Aerial Photo, 1927 Preliminary Plan, 1927
  12. 12. Pre-Restoration & Progress Photos Pre-Restoration View John Blair House, Duke of Gloucester St. Restoration Progress
  13. 13. Core Historical ArchiveDuke of Gloucester St., Construction progress onWilliamsburg, Virginia King’s Arms Barber Shop 1928
  14. 14. F.S. Lincoln CollectionBar Room, Raleigh Tavern Ballroom Wing, Governor’s Palace
  15. 15. Audiovisual Services Department
  16. 16. Examples of “Hidden Gems” International Relations Era of Segregation in WilliamsburgBlue Laws in Virginia Film HistoryWorld War II Era Williamsburg
  17. 17. Hiroshima Maidens
  18. 18. Nicolae CeausescuPresident of Romania
  19. 19. Era of SegregationBruton Heights School “White City”
  20. 20. African-American Life Albert Durant Photography Collection
  21. 21. World War II WilliamsburgMr. & Mrs. Rockefeller with Troops from Camp Pearysoldiers at the USO entering Williamsburg Theater
  22. 22. Bottle Clubs in Virginia Golden Horseshoe Club Williamsburg Inn
  23. 23. Traditional Library Clientele Museum Curators Architectural Historians Archaeologists Historians Costumed Interpreters Product Managers
  24. 24. New Collaborations:Music of Williamsburg Production still from “Music of Williamsburg”
  25. 25. Alan Lomax Photos
  26. 26. Issues Raised by CollaborationCopyright ComplianceMounting Photos on Class WebsiteLimited Use Agreement
  27. 27. Outcomes of Collaboration Student research findings added to our library’s holdings Exchange of information with Lomax Archive in New York Publicity for the archive via publications Student M.A. thesis topic
  28. 28. Class Publications
  29. 29. Williamsburg Documentary Project
  30. 30. Student ProjectsGrocery Stores & RestaurantsEntertainment & Night LifePublic School SystemsFilm HistoryMovies Filmed in Williamsburg
  31. 31. Grocery Stores Restaurants
  32. 32. Entertainment Night Life
  33. 33. Public Schools
  34. 34. History & Memory in the Urban Landscape Archives as repositories of city history Examination of pre-restoration views of Williamsburg Comparison with more current city views Effects of restoration on city’s growth
  35. 35. Outcomes of CollaborationPhotos shared with greater college community via internal intranet siteOral histories conducted by students compliment our holdingsStudent web exhibits archived via D-Space at Swem Library, College of William & Mary
  36. 36. Challenges with Online Access
  37. 37. African-American Life
  38. 38. Reunion Groups
  39. 39. Golden Horseshoe Bottle Club
  40. 40. At the Movies in WilliamsburgRev. W.A.R. Goodwin & guests outside the Williamsburg Theatre, ca. 1932
  41. 41. Bruton Heights School Reunions
  42. 42. Summary of Collaboration Benefits New findings/documentation about photos Publicity for photo archive via student or community group projects Increased classroom use of images Highlights need for Internet accessible image database Researchers interacting with photos in new ways
  43. 43. CONTENTdm Pilot Project
  44. 44. Web-Based Finding Aids
  45. 45. More Hidden Gems Hillside CaféTanks on Dukeof Gloucester St. World War II Soldiers in Pillory
  46. 46. AcknowledgementsWith special thanks to the following:Cathy Grosfils, former Visual Resources Editorial LibrarianJenna Simpson, Ph.D. candidate, College of William & MaryPhotographic Services Department, The Colonial Williamsburg FoundationDoug Mayo & George Yetter, Special Collections Department
  47. 47. Contact InformationMarianne MartinThe Colonial Williamsburg FoundationP.O. Box 1776Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776Phone: 757-565-8542Email: mmartin@cwf.org

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