Even more in The Commons!

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.

Mennonite Church USA Archives:

Camp Ebenezer:  The First Ebenezer Campers   Mennonite Home Mission, Chicago, circa 1900

Two Women with Contrasting Dress, Mennonite World Conference, 1967

Conscientious Objectors at Camp Lewis, Washington, 1918   Mennonite Disaster Service group working the 1965 Newton, Kansas, flood

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.

Dundas Museum and Archives:

King Street, Dundas   King Street, Dundas

Portrait of Wm. Tapp   King Street, Dundas   Joseph Lesslie and family

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.

University of Limerick Digital Library:

Gate Lodge (side)   First Planning Board Meeting

Phase 1A Construction   Students, West Entrance Plassey House, on their first day September 1972   NIHE Maiden Four Winners of the Dangan Cup and the Wixted Challenge Cup May 1974

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 New Institute:

Woningbouw | Housing Spaarndammerplantsoen   Interieur Huis van der Leeuw | Van der Leeuw House Interior

Warenhuis De Bijenkorf | De Bijenkorf Department Store   Villa | Villa

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.

Mississippi Department of Archives and History:

Mississippi River Bridge at Vicksburg.   Family on steps. Currently the home of Dr. Thom. Gandy, 408 North Pearl Street.

Parchman Penitentiary.   Street, Leland, Miss. 4-30-27.

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?