Photographic Library - Prints

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1837 DES/DCA/30/1
  • Dates of Creation
      1944-1980s
  • Physical Description
      The print collection numbers approximately 60,000 black and white prints arranged in 44 categories. These categories changed over time as particular sections of the library expanded. Colour material and other formats were added at a later date.

Scope and Content

The print collection is arranged in the following 45 categories (files):

1.Architecture

2.Building Accessories

3.Carpets

4.Ceramics

5.Clocks and Watches

6.Clothing

7.Design Council/Council of Industrial Design

8.Design Theory

9.Domestic Appliances

10.Drawing and Painting Equipment

11.Engineering

12.Exhibitions

13.Britain Can Make It

14.Enterprise Scotland

15.Festival of Britain

16.Furniture

17.Graphics

18.Heating

19.Industrial and Manufacturing Processes

20.Interior Design

21.Jewellery

22.Lighting

23.Materials

24.Medical

25.Musical Instruments

26.Office Equipment

27.Optical

28.Ornaments

29.Photography

30.Portraits

31.Religious Objects

32.Sanitary Equipment

33.Scientific Equipment

34.Smoking Accessories

35.Souvenirs

36.Sport and Recreation

37.Street Furniture

38.Tableware

39.Telecommunications

40.Textiles

41.Tools

42.Toys

43.Transport

44.Travel Goods

45.Wallpaper