HOURS AND LOCATION
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The Elizabeth D. Alley Visual Resources Collection (VRC), named for the
curator who founded the collection in 1967, is conveniently located in Room 1107 in the Architecture Building. The VRC consists of more than 400,000 slides and digital images
documenting architecture and the urban scene from pre-historic times to
the present. Related topics include art, landscape architecture,
urban design and historic preservation. Other visual
materials include over 400 DVDs and videotapes, along with lantern
slides and photographs. Images are acquired through commercial
vendors, site photography, copystand photography and donations from
faculty and students.
Copyright: All materials in the VRC are subject to copyright restrictions. Images in the VRC are used for educational purposes only.
Images are categorized in two major sections: the Geographic Collection and the Special Collection. Most images are classified by location and building type. Since 1996, all new acquisitions and relabeled slides have been cataloged using a database, which serves as a research tool to search the collection by building type, key word, architect, city, source, book or other category.
The VRC is a reserve collection, meaning that slides are kept on reserve in the room for the School’s faculty and students. Images and other materials may be used for presentations in School classes and for research. Please see Circulation for further details.
Equipment: LCD and slide projectors, digital and film cameras, and video equipment are available to students and faculty for use in class and for research and project site documentation.