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New: LC Images & Art Dissertations!

Library of Congress images now in Art Museum Image Gallery; Dissertations searchable in Art Full Text

Posted 02.14.11 by Katherine Cowan

Wolcott full image

Images from Library of Congress collections now available

Art Museum Image Gallery recently added more than 1,600 color photos from the Library of Congress’s Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection, held in LC's Prints and Photographs Division.

Also available: Artist Biographies -- click the new Artist Biography icon in thousands of entries for access to in-depth profiles.

The images here are from color slides made by Marion Post Wolcott in 1940:
- "Negro tenant's home beside the Mississippi River levee, near Lake Providence, La." (thumbnail on Library & MRC homepage)
- "Planting corn along a river in Tennessee" (this page)

Dissertation abstracts & citations are searchable

The Art Full Text index recently added more than 13,500 citations and abstracts of dissertations to its database. Each entry links to a fuller preview of the work, as well as an option to purchase access to complete documents.

You can limit your search results on a particular topic to dissertations by doing a combination search with AND, using the pull-down menu to specify the search type. For example:
"peru" as All/Smart Search
- AND -
"dissertation" as Document Type