Recommended Resources


Open Access Archives are repositories of digitized photography made accessible for the public online.

Open Access Visual Archives

Archives of American Art

Thousands of photographs of artists and art world figures, letters, sketches and sketchbooks, diaries, printed materials, and other documents from the Archives' collections have been digitized, with more added almost daily.

Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

Search our collection of more than 30,000 historical images of scientists and their work.

European Visual Archive

These 18,000 historical photographs, from the London Metropolitan Archives and the Stadsarchief Antwerpen (State Archives of Antwerp), date from 1840 to the present. Serious design flaws make navigating this website and finding images difficult, but it has the potential to be an invaluable resource for historians, students, and teachers.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.