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Environmental Design Archives: Images

Designed to assist researchers who are using the archival collections at the Environmental Design Archives

Searching for Images Online


The Environmental Design Archives disseminates information about and digital images of our collections’ items in several online venues. We publish finding aids and project indexes for our collections on the Online Archive of California, digital versions of our past physical exhibits to our Online Exhibits page, and groups of digitized items to our Virtual Collections page, and Calisphere, the online portal to digitized items from California cultural institutions.

Note that archives are often an excellent source of images. See the guide Image Sources for the Built Environment or  Image and Sound databases for more resources.

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For additional sources, check Guide to Library catalogs under Subject Keyword: [name of subject]--pictorial, e.g., Subject Keywords: School buildings pictorial, or Mount Vernon pictorial.

Selected Visual Books