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The following publications focus on describing and, in most cases, illustrating materials in the Prints and Photographs Division collections. The Library of Congress Shop offers many of the books that are in print.


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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. Online, //www.loc.gov/rr/print/resource/Washington-Print-Club-Quarterly-Winter-2011-2012.pdf

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] Note: Also available on World Wide Web at: //www.loc.gov/rr/print/guide/

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] Note: Entries from this catalog can be searched in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog [view descriptions and images]

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] Note: These prints are included in an American Memory web site: Panoramic Maps: 1847-1929 (//memory.loc.gov/ammem/pmhtml/panhome.html.)

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]

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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Prepared by: Maja Keech, Reference Specialist. Last revised: 11/2011.

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