Using digital archives as classroom resources.Digital archives are an important means of preserving historical and cultural materials for educational and scholarly use. These online repositories generally consist of large collections of raw, uncontextualized audio, visual, and text materials stored in various digital formats. Art teachers can use the materials available, especially digitized images, to engage students in critical analysis and inquiry-based activities that provoke a range of imaginative and well-reasoned responses. Students can download text, images, videos, and animations for their classroom research projects and multimedia presentations.
American Memory American Memory is an Internet-based archive for public domain image resources, as well as audio, video, and archived Web content. It is published by the Library of Congress. The archive came into existence on October 13, 1994 after $13,000,000 was raised in donations. memory.loc.gov
The American Memory Project from the U.S. Library of Congress offers a wealth of primary source materials Noun 1. source materials - publications from which information is obtained
source - a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story" relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc the history and culture of the United States
Archives of American Art American art, the art of the North American colonies and of the United States. There are separate articles on American architecture, North American Native art, pre-Columbian art and architecture, Mexican art and architecture, Spanish colonial art and architecture, www.aaa.si.edu
The Archives of American Art in Washington, DC, houses the largest collection of documents on the history of the visual arts visual arts npl → artes fpl plásticas
visual arts npl → arts mpl plastiques
visual arts npl → in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . Although their Web site covers only a small portion of the actual collection, it is a great place to explore and learn about the history of American art. The types of materials you can find here include digital reproductions of artists' letters and diaries, sketches and sketchbooks, photographs, exhibition catalogs, artist scrapbooks, and transcripts of artist interviews.
Cushman Photograph Collection webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/ cushman/
Sponsored by the Indiana Digital Library Program, this archive includes over 14,000 color images of everyday life in the middle of the twentieth century, taken by photographer Charles Weever wee·ver
Any of several marine fishes of the family Trachinidae, having venomous spines on the gill cover and first dorsal fin.
[Old North French wivre, serpent, weever; see wyvern.] Cushman. Cushman's images document a wide range of American and international subjects, from city storefronts and industrial landscapes to candid portraits and botanical studies.
Collected Visions www.collectedvisions.net
This participatory Web site explores the relationship between family photographs and memory. Visitors can easily search the growing database of more than 2,500 family snapshots, create a photo essay, read essays written by others, and submit their own family photos or essays for possible exhibition on the site.
Great Buildings Online www.greatbuildings.com
This site offers instant access to the world of architecture, past and present. It includes over 800 images of buildings around the world, biographies on hundreds of architects, online 3-D models of buildings, photographic images, architectural drawings, and more.
National Archives National Archives, official depository for records of the U.S. federal government, established in 1934 by an act of Congress. Although displeasure concerning the method of keeping national records was voiced in Congress as early as 1810, the United States continued Exhibit Hall www.archives.gov/exhibits
The National Archives in Washington DC, presents a number of online exhibits on their Web site that cover a variety of historical subjects. A few of the exhibits that might interest art teachers and students are "Powers of Persuasion--Posters from World War II," "A New Deal for the Arts," which includes artwork and photographs highlighting Depression-era arts projects, and "Picturing the Century," which features twentieth-century photographs and photographers.
NY Public Library Digital Gallery digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital
This award-winning site provides access to over 450,000 digitized images covering a broad range of primary source and printed materials such as illuminated manuscripts This is a list of illuminated manuscripts; that is, illustrated or decorated manuscripts. see also List of manuscripts 2nd Century
A plural of ephemeron.
items designed to last only for a short time, such as programmes or posters
Noun 1. , and more. You can use the keyword and advanced search option to find specific items, or browse the collections using the topical directory.
September 11 Digital Archive 911digitalarchive.org
The September 11 Digital Archive contains more than 135,000 items in a variety of media formats, enabling visitors to examine a wide spectrum of opinions and perspectives regarding the events of 9/11. Warning: Some of the images and content on this site may not be suitable for young viewers.
Craig Roland is an associate professor of Art Education in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida University of Florida is the third-largest university in the United States, with 50,912 students (as of Fall 2006) and has the eighth-largest budget (nearly $1.9 billion per year). UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. in Gainesville, Florida. He is the author of The Art Teacher's Guide to the Internet (Davis Publications, 2005). rolandc@ufl. edu