Major Change in Access to Photographs in Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library
This spring, Special Collections will be starting a major conservation project of its photograph collections in order to preserve them for use by future generations. Beginning May 12, 2013, the end of Spring Semester, Special Collections will discontinue the practice of allowing users direct use of the photographs in our collections. This is a fundamental change from our present practice of allowing users ready access to these prints.
To view images not yet available on our Cleveland Memory Project, Special Collections users will need to fill out a request for a specific list of folders. Special Collections staff will make contact sheets (in PDF format) of requested images. These will be distributed at no cost on a first come, first served basis, with expedited service to students and faculty.
Our goal is that eventually access to all our images will be provided via our Cleveland Memory Project website, where 50,000 of our popular images already reside. As we work our way through the hundreds of thousands of images that are not yet in Cleveland Memory, we thank you for your patience and continued interest in our collections. If you have any questions, please ask!