Finding Images of East Asia at Harvard and Beyond

2. Photographic Collections at Harvard

Photographs of East Asia are held at many repositories at Harvard, including libraries, museums, and archives. Contact individual institutions for more information about their holdings and access policies.

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  Visit the Hedda Morrison Photographs of China Site

The Hedda Morrison Photographs of China, 1933-1946
All of the photographs contained in the 28 albums assembled by Hedda Morrison and beaqueathed to Harvard-Yenching Library have been cataloged and digitized and can be viewed in VIA (Visual Information Access), the union catalog of visual resources at Harvard. This site provides information about the collection and strategies for effectively searching for Hedda Morrison photographs in VIA.

Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection on Muslims in China
A collection of materials relating to Muslims in western China and Christian missionaries working among them in the 1920s and 1930s. A finding aid to the entire collection of Rev. Pickens, an American Episcopal missionary in pre-revolutionary China, may be found in OASIS (Online Archival Search Information System). Portions of the collection, including posters, prints, manuscript items, scrolls, and some 1,000 photographs are viewable in VIA (Visual Information Access) with item-level description.

South Central China and Tibet: Hotspot of Diversity
Information about and images of expeditions, people, and flora from early and late twentieth-century China and Tibet.

Photographica : Research Guide for Photography@Harvard
Introduces a wide range of resources for photographs available at Harvard and elsewhere. Includes databases, web sites, print reference tools, exhibition information, course listings, and much else.

A Directory of Photographs at Harvard
Provides descriptions of photographic holdings at institutions across Harvard, including many on East Asia. These include:

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