Searching American University History Photograph and Print Collection
There are several ways to find photographs in this collection:
To search by keyword, enter words or phrases in the box and click "begin search."
Example: commencement will pull up photographs featuring speakers at various commencement ceremonies.
president (with "ignore word endings") will pull up pictures of American University's presidents, U.S. presidents, and pictures of the AU President's building
president (with "whole word must match") will pull up pictures only with the word "president" in the photograph's description
You can keyword search by titles, subjects, places, people, and creators of photographs.
Example: williams(searching by creator) will give you a list of pictures by K. Dale Williams.
Browsing by Title / Subject / Places / Date / People / Organization
To browse by these methods, click on these links from the top of any search page.
Titles, subjects, places, people, and organizations are arranged alphabetically.
Three of the best ways to search for photographs are by people, subjects, and organization. Photographs are grouped by people featured in photographs ("Thurgood Marshall"), by subject ("Red Cross--History"), and--under organization--by building ("Battelle Tompkins Library") or event ("Commencement 1962").
Dates are grouped chronologically. Photographs date from 1882 to 1988.