Due to ongoing repairs in Lauinger Library, the temperatures on Floors 5, 4, and in the Pierce Reading Room are currently lower than normal. Users may find more comfortable temperatures on the 3rd Floor outside of the Pierce Reading Room and on Floors 2, 1, and the Lower Level as well as the Bioethics and Blommer Science Libraries.
Georgetown alumnus Jeffrey S. Perry (C’1982, Parent’2015), a member of the Georgetown University Library Board, has made extraordinary gifts of vintage photographic prints to the Library for use in teaching and research. Beginning in 2010, Mr. Perry gave the first of his annual donation in 2010, and the collection now totals over 574 images.
As part of my (Katie O'Hara) graduate studies in Art and Museum Studies and Art Collection Curatorial internship, I scanned over two-thirds of the photographs in the Perry Collection and created six themed online exhibitions.
With more than two dozen American and European artists, the collection is primarily 20th-century in scope. The collection includes global aerial landmarks by Marilyn Bridges; avant-garde Germany viewed by Ilse Bing and August Sander; World War II Russia captured at the front by the prominent photojournalist Dmitri Baltermants; and much more. There is in-depth representation of important American street photographers such as Joel Meyerowitz, as well as mid-century American portraits and domestic groups by Doris Ulmann and Michael Disfarmer. This wonderful array of historic photographs provides a rich resource for students in history, art history, museum studies and other fields of study.
Resetting German Clocks Forward to Moscow Time (May, 1945) Dmitri Baltermants Gelatin silver print