With the addition of 64 images of Ancient archaeological and architectural sites in Egypt, Greece, and Peru, the Moreen O’Brien Maser Memorial Collection in Artstor is now complete. The collection consists of more than 850 images and was made possible through the collaboration of Artstor and the Visual Resources Collections at Skidmore College’s Lucy Scribner Library to digitize selected images from a collection of more than 8,000 slides created by alumna Moreen O’Brien Maser (class of 1926).

From 1938 to 1970, Maser traveled with her husband Herman to various archaeological sites and modern cities in the American Southwest, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Greece, Italy, and Egypt. Of particular note are the Mesoamerican images collected, which provide documentary evidence for sites that have been more fully excavated and/or damaged due to environmental and human degradation since being photographed by the Masers more than 50 years ago.

To view the Moreen O’Brien Maser Memorial Collection (Skidmore College): go to the Artstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “Moreen O’Brien Maser Memorial Collection (Skidmore College);” or, if you are at your institution or have an Artstor account, simply follow this link: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/skidmore_maser

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Moreen O’Brien Maser Memorial (Skidmore College) collection page.

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