This collection features selected works designed to help teach the U.S. survey. The majority of selected works are primary sources of a specific historical moment or marker with a few contemporary objects that incorporate historical themes in their subject matter or methodology.
American View of Charleston, South Carolina 1762 engraving | paper The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection 1969/2.132
Danny Lyon Ralph Allen taking an affidavit from Carolyn Daniels in Terrill County, from "Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement" gelatin silver print on paper 11 x 14 in. ( 27.94 x 35.56 cm ) Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
Danny Lyon The mass meeting in Danville is so crowded that it overflows out into the yard. When word arrives that heavily armed police and an armored vehicle are waiting up the road, the crowd disperses, leaving the SNCC workers to exit last, from "Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement" gelatin silver print on paper 11 x 14 in. ( 27.94 x 35.56 cm ) Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
Ansel Adams Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona gelatin silver print on paper 15 9/16 in x 19 1/2 in (39.53 cm x 49.53 cm);26 1/4 in x 32 1/4 in (66.68 cm x 81.92 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 71.44 cm) Gift of Harry H. Lunn, Jr.
Edward S. Curtis Sons of a Yakima Chief photogravure on paper 9 in x 12 1/4 in (22.8 cm x 31.2 cm);19 7/16 in x 14 3/8 in (49.3 cm x 36.5 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 7/16 in (36.5 cm x 49.3 cm) Gift of Stephen M. Taylor