The Archives Dept. offers many photographs taken in many eras and of many subjects. They provide rich source material on different topics, as well provide examples of photographs as visual resources.
A list of pertinent collections follows. We have many other collections containing photographic images, which you may explore by using the search strategies described elsewhere in this page, or by asking an archivist.
Search the library catalog to locate archival and manuscript collections which include photographs.
Use the search box below, already limited to the Archives Dept.'s holdings. Note that the results will include some books on the subject, but more of them will describe archival or manuscript collections.
Here are three examples of simple keyword searches. Note that the boolean operator and is not necessary between keywords:
A general search hint: when reading any catalog record, follow the link at "Photographs" in the Subject Headings section to locate more materials in the photographic format here in the UWM Libraries.
Use Archivegrid to find archives and collections in your geographic area.
The Library of Congress has a wealth of digital collections, which you can search right from their homepage.
If you're not sure where to start, you can also browse their collections by topic.