Digital Resources for Japanese Studies

7. Photographs and Images

The following guides and resources may be helpful in finding visual materials, especially photographs and art works, of East Asia held at Harvard or elsewhere.

Not all photographs, artworks, and other images held at Harvard are included in HOLLIS or VIA. Many reference works are only in print. Please consult with staff at specific libraries for more information about visual materials. For Harvard-Yenching Library, the primary contact for photographic collections is Raymond Lum, Librarian for the Western-languages Collection; please also contact Kuniko Yamada McVey, Librarian for the Japanese Collection. At the Fine Arts Library, Nanni Deng is the Asian Art Bibliographer. For more contemporary images, you may also wish to contact Kazuko Sakaguchi, Librarian of the Documentation Center on Contemporary Japan in the Fung Library.

Finding Images of East Asia at Harvard and Beyond
Overview of East Asia-related photographs and other visual resources held at Harvard and elsewhere. The focus is primarily on historical photographs, although information on other types of images is included selectively.

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.

Introductory Guide to Research in History of Art & Architecture
These selected resources provide a basis for electronic research on topics in the history of art and architecture. While electronic resources have simplified some aspects of research in this discipline, such as searching many years of periodical literature indexes simultaneously, other important research resources are available only in printed form.

VIA (Visual Information Access)
Union catalog of visual resources at Harvard, focusing on artistic and cultural materials.

Note: OASIS does not currently have CJK capability. All searches for East Asian terms must be entered in romanization.

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

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