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Searching for Photos in the Purdue Archives

How to search for photos in the Archives

Finding Digital and Digitized Materials

Archives and Special Collections e-Archives contains born-digital and digitized representations of many physical items from the archival collections.

To search across all of the photo-centric collections listed below at once, follow these instructions:

1. Copy and past this URL into your web browser:!psd!puhistphot!prc!pustudents!pada!pualumni!puath!pufaculty!pulibraries

2. Enter search terms in the search box at the top right of the screen.  Use parentheses to search for phrases. DO NOT click "Advanced Search."  Doing so will search all of e-Archives and not just the photo-centric collections.



Search tip regarding language usage:
Please note that e-Archives contains full-text of historical documents. Researchers should keep in mind that the American English language has changed in many ways from the time when many of these materials were created. Using words and phrases that were in use during the time being researched will often generate more relevant results than a modern lexicon, even if these words have fallen out of use or are now considered derogatory.

Specific eArchives Collections