The Visual Resources Collection (VRC) is a reserve collection available to faculty and students in School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation programs including Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning, Historic Preservation, Smart Growth and Real Estate Development. Students taking classes and giving presentations in these programs have access to materials in the VRC. Curators make exceptions for outside faculty and students on a case-by-case basis.
Faculty and students may use digitized collection slides in classes for lectures and presentations, and some images may already exist in a digital format. To have slides scanned for class, please select the slides and give them to the curators at least two weeks in advance of the lecture.
Digital images are available for users as requested. Users may load images on to a flash drive, CD or DVD. In the case of copyrighted images, there will be restrictions on use.
The VRC has a collection of more than 400 videos and DVDs available for use by faculty and students. Videos/DVDs may be used for class, signed-out and borrowed overnight, or put on reserve. The collection is arranged alphabetically and a list of titles with short descriptions is available for viewing.
Slides are expected to remain on reserve in the VRC when not in active use for lectures and presentations. School faculty may arrange for study trays to be left on reserve in the VRC, and students may view slide trays during regular hours, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. Procedures have been established for faculty members who wish to provide this service for their students, and arrangements should be made in advance with one of the curators.