We are pleased to announce that the Artstor Digital Library has just been enriched by three important digital collections from the Cornell University Library. The collections are:

Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photographs
The Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photographs Collection is a collection of nearly 1,400 19th- and early 20th-century photographs of architecture, decorative arts and sculpture in Europe and the U.S. These materials will complement both Artstor’s already strong holdings in the history of architecture and its expanding holdings in the history of photography.

Southeast Asia Visions
“Southeast Asia Visions” is a digital collection of European travel accounts of Southeast Asia dating between 1630 and 1930, from Cornell University Library’s John M. Echols Collection and Rare and Manuscript Collections. This collection provides online access to the visual content of more than 350 books and journal articles written in English and French. The images now included in Artstor from the Southeast Asia Visions collection were selected for the quality of their first-hand documentation and visual beauty, providing a comprehensive visual representation of Southeast Asia as recorded by Europeans. The accounts in the collection include some 10,000 images, drawings, photographs, prints and maps, many of them in color. This collection will powerfully complement Artstor’s already rich holdings in the art, architecture and culture of Asia (as reflected in the Huntington Archive of Asian Art, the Mellon International Dunhuang Archive, and the ACSAA Collection from the University of Michigan, the first fruits of which have recently been released into the ARTstor Digital Library).

Masterpieces from the Hill Ornithological Collection, Cornell University Library
This selection from the Hill Ornithological Collection at Cornell offers a collection of more than 200 images that traces the development of ornithological illustration in the 18th and 19th centuries. In its focus upon the 18th and 19th centuries, the collection complements Artstor’s already strong holdings in the history of prints (anchored by Artstor’s digital version of The Illustrated Bartsch) as well as Artstor’s growing collection of natural history illustration (especially the “First Fleet” collection from the Natural History, London).

We are grateful to the Cornell University Library for wishing to share these outstanding digital collections through the Artstor Digital Library.