Diving Deep into Pictures at the Library of Congress

April 8, 2014 Webinar

Helena Zinkham – Library of Congress Chief of Prints & Photographs
Moderator: Sam Merrell – ASPP Executive Director

The Library of Congress has more than 15 million images available for research.  We dove deep with Helena Zinkham, their Chief of Prints and Photographs, to learn what’s beneath the surface of this amazing visual resource!

  • Great techniques for finding digitized, rights-free pictures at the Library of Congress – download and go!
  • Digging deeper for fresh images – the rich world of undigitized images
  • Resourcing imagery to enhance your multimedia projects
  • Branching out to other library and archive picture collections and more!

Helena Zinkham is Chief of the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress, where 15 million images are available for research, with more than 1 million online at www.loc.gov/pictures.

Helena fell in love with pictures while working at the Maryland Historical Society in 1977 and to this day enjoys helping people discover the rich resources in public archives. Her Web guides cover online picture catalogs, newspaper photo morgues, and visual literacy techniques. Her print publications include the essay “Taking Photographs to the People: The Flickr Commons Project and the Library of Congress” (2011); the article “Finding and Researching Photographs (2009), and the book A Guide to Print, Photograph, Architecture and Ephemera Collections at The New-York Historical Society (1998). She is honored to serve on the ASPP Board of Trustees.