We’re super excited to be adding five new institutions to The Commons, our home for photographs from public collections across the world. If historic photos are your jam, check out the other Commons institutions we’ve added recently.
The Mennonite Church USA Archives not only serves as the institutional archives for the Mennonite Church USA, but also holds substantial manuscript collections documenting Mennonite, Amish, and Hutterite life in the United States.
The mission of the Dundas Museum and Archives is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret objects which demonstrate the founding, settlement, diversity, and development of Dundas and environs, for the education and enjoyment of our generation, and those of the future.
The Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick holds collections that include archives, rare books and manuscripts relating particularly to the history, literature and culture of Limerick and the Midwest region of Ireland. This year marks the University’s 40th anniversary and a project is underway to organise and digitise the photographic archives which document the history and the development of its campus, academic programs, and community life. We are also digitising material from other archives in our Special Collections and through Flickr we hope to give people a taste of the different resources the library has to offer.
The collection of The New Institute is one of the largest architecture collections in the world: eighteen kilometers of drawings, sketches, scale models, photographs, books and periodicals. The institute is responsible for conserving, managing and providing access to these archives and collections, which contain work by almost every important Dutch architect from the period after 1800, such as the archives of W.M. Dudok, P.J.H. Cuypers, H. Berlage and M. de Klerk.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History was founded in 1902, and is the second oldest state department of archives and history in the United States. A comprehensive historical agency, the department collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of Mississippi, administers museums and historic sites, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, government records management, and publications.
You’re welcome – nay, encouraged! – to add information to these and all photos in The Commons, through tags and comments. And if you represent an institution and are interested in joining, why not register today?