Aaron Siskind Library
The PRC is thrilled to announce the launch of our new online catalog. Click the above link to start browsing the collection.
Starting in July 2012, photographer and retired librarian Vivien Goldman spearheaded an effort to re-catalog the entire holdings of the PRC Aaron Siskind Library. Working with interns Ian Sloat and Andrew Misler from Simmons College, the task is nearing completion with only our Special Collections remaining to catalog.
The PRC’s library recognizes the career and contributions of photographer
The Library was named in Siskind’s honor shortly after his death, though it had been amassing books from the PRC’s early days. By December of 1980 there were some 2,000 items in the collection. Today, with gifts and acquisitions, the collection numbers almost 5,000 monographs, exhibition catalogues, surveys, critical histories, and other photography-related publications and periodicals.
Library materials are non-circulating. The collection is open to student groups by appointment and to the general public. Patrons are required to leave backpacks at the front desk and to place books on the reshelving cart (or leave them on the reading table) after use.
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