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Digital Collections

LUNA Imaging is a digital asset management system where you can view, export, upload, and share media from the Visual Resources Library Collections, The AMICA Library, and the LUNA Commons Collections. Additionally, you can import Flickr images into LUNA and add them to your personal image folders.

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On-campus access does not require a log in. For off-campus access, log in using the last six digits of your Sarah Lawrence College ID and network password.

Sarah Lawrence Visual Resources Library Collection

Open to the Sarah Lawrence College community only

The Visual Resources Library collection is a tailor-made collection of over 40,000 records constructed in response to curricular requests from Sarah Lawrence faculty in the Visual Arts, Art History, and the Humanities. The collection contains Western, Mediterranean, African, Near Eastern, Islamic, Oceanic, and Latin American visual culture. Supplementary material includes historical photographs, diagrams, and architectural plans and reconstructions.

Pictured: Robert Rauschenberg, Bed, 1955, mixed-media, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Sarah Lawrence—Larry Fink: Social Graces Collection

Open to the public

Social Graces, is a monograph of 82 gelatin silver prints by the American photographer, Larry Fink. Produced between 1974-1982, the series captures the contrasts and similarities between socioeconomic classes. Social Graces, Larry Fink's best-known work, was exhibited at the Museum of Modern of Art, New York City in 1979. This collection is part of the permanent art collection of Sarah Lawrence College through the generous bequest of Mr. Stephen L. Singer and Mrs. Linda G. Singer.

Pictured: Larry Fink, Allentown Fair, August 1979, gelatin silver print, Gift of Stephen L. and Linda G. Singer, 1994, Sarah Lawrence College Collection

Sarah Lawrence Art Properties Collection

Open to the Sarah Lawrence College community only

Sarah Lawrence College’s permanent art collection contains over 600 individual pieces. Included are works by Robert Ruashenburg, Robert Indiana, Edward Steichen, Chryssa, Anthony Caro, and Larry Poons among others. The collection emphasizes Pop Art, Color Field painting, and 20th century photography.

Pictured: Jack Youngerman, Untitled or Blue Composition, 1978, screenprint, Sarah Lawrence College Collection

The AMICA Library

Open to the public

The AMICA Library contains over 100,000 works of art from contributing museums worldwide. Cultures and time periods range from contemporary art, Native American and Inuit art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, along with Japanese and Chinese works. Works include paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs, as well as textiles, costumes, jewelry, decorative arts, books and manuscripts.

Pictured: John Wesley Hardrick, Little Brown Girl, 1927, oil on canvas, Indianapolis Museum of Art

LUNA Commons Collection

Open to the public

The LUNA Commons Collections provide public access to over 200,000 unique images from contributors from reputable collections for educational use. Collections included are the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, Catena Historic Gardens and Landscapes Archive, Hoover Institution Poster Collection, Pratt Institute Fashion Plate Collection, Japanese Historical Maps, and others. Works include maps, paintings, sculptures, landscape and garden design, costume design, political Americana, and much more.

Pictured: Ignace Gaston Pardies, Composite celestial map in a 3D rendering of three plates joined as a cube in gnomonic projection, 1693, David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Artstor Digital Library

Open to the Sarah Lawrence College community only

The Esther Raushenbush Library subscribes to the Artstor Digital Library where users may view and export media.

Access Artstor
Self-register first using your Sarah Lawrence e-mail address and network password

Artstor Digital Library

Open to the Sarah Lawrence College community only

Artstor is a digital library with a database of more than 1.9 million high-resolution images in architecture, the arts, and the humanities from collections worldwide.

Pictured: Suit, Traje de Luces, J. Uriarte, fourth quarter 19th century, silk, linen, metallic thread, glass, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Analogue Slide Collections

Open to the Sarah Lawrence College community only

Slides must be returned within 24 hours of being checked out. Slides may be put on reserve up to 7 days in advance. Replacement fines will be charged for items not returned within 5 days. Slide projectors and carousels may be borrowed from the Visual Resources Library or from the Audio/Visual Department. Please note that slides may not be borrowed for performance or installation art.

The Dale Harris Special Collection

Open to the Sarah Lawrence College community only

The Dale Harris Special Collection encompasses a broad range of unique subject matter in the fine and performing arts, and the Humanities, totaling in excess of 65,000 unique slides. The late Dale Harris (1929-1996) was professor of Literature and Writing at Sarah Lawrence College from 1970-1991.

Dale Harris’ collection was founded with the intention to recreate lost relationships. The collection explores the fine and performing arts, and the Humanities through documentary photography, political cartoons, newspaper clippings, broadsides, correspondence, compositional scores, set and costume design, as well as other media supporting the cultural and political climate in Western Europe and North America during the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Pictured: Käthe Kollwitz in her studio, ca. 1930

The Marlene Park Civic Monuments Collection

Open to the Sarah Lawrence College community only

The Marlene Park Civic Monuments Collection contains over 8,000 original slides documenting the public monuments and murals that were produced under the umbrella of the Work Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s. The late Marlene Park (1931-2010) was professor of Art History at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Pictured: Wall Mural, Balmy Alley, San Francisco, ca. 1985, mixed-media, photograph by Marlene Park

The Photography 35mm Analogue Slide Collection

Open to the Sarah Lawrence College community only

The Photography 35mm Analogue Slide Collection contains approximately 15,000 unique images and encompasses the works of major Western photographers practicing in the 18th through the 20th centuries. There is an aesthetic to projecting slides that provides a richer connection to early photographers.

Pictured: Edward Steichen, Lotus Pond, Mount Kisco, New York, 1915, gelatin silver print