The Prints and Photographs Department holds more than 200,000 graphic images, including photographs, slides, postcards, broadsides, prints, negatives, and maps. These items date from the mid-1600s to the present and feature many unique items such as illustrated newspapers, drawings, sketches, daguerreotypes, tintypes, stereograph cards, and glass plate negatives. To request information and to learn more about the collections please visit:


Browse the Prints and Photographs Department Collections:

1880s Photograph Scrapbook

Alain Locke Images Collection

Art Carter Negatives Collection

Associated Publishers Photograph Morgue

Benjamin Mays Negatives Collection

Black Women's History Exhibit

Dantes Bellegarde Photograph Collection

Ernest Everett Just Negatives Collection

Gordon Parks Foundation Photograph Collection

Harold Hargis Photograph Collection

Harry Bowman Black Vaudeville Collection

Jesse Moorland Images Collection

Scott's Official History of the American Negro in the World War