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Image Collections

The Roger Williams University Image Collection contains approximately 47,000 digital images for use by faculty and students for educational purposes. Managed by the Visual Resources Center (VRC) at the RWU Architecture Library, the collection is made available through MDID.  While the collection is exceptionally strong in the documentation of art and architectural history, the VRC serves all of Roger Williams University and welcomes image requests from all departments. Items in the collection include:

The Archivision Collection (Modules 1-5) contain approximately 58,000 digital images for use by faculty and students for educational purposes. Managed by the Visual Resources Center (VRC) at the RWU Architecture Library, the collection is made available through MDID. Comprised mostly of Architectural images provided by the vendor Archivision, it is exceptionally strong in the documentation of architectural history. Items in the collection include:

  • Architectural images
  • Images of gardens & parks, city skylines, cityscapes and public art as well as other design related topics

The Rhode Island Architecture Collection includes roughly 1,500 unique photographs of Rhode Island architecture, landscape and culture. Featuring work by Roger Williams University Library’s Visual Resources Center staff and affiliated photographers, the RI Image Collection may be used by Roger William University staff and students for educational purposes. Items in the collection include:

  • Unique, original photography of Rhode Island architecture, landscape and culture

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RWU Image Collection: Sample

339340_Norman Lykes House, Frank Lloyd Wright,1959-1968
339341_Norman Lykes House, Frank Lloyd Wright,1959-1968
339379_Nathan G. Moore House, Frank Lloyd Wright,1895
339397_"Grandma House," Harold Price Sr. House, Frank Lloyd Wright,1954
340353_First Christian Church, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1950-77
340330_Arizona Biltmore Hotel,Frank Lloyd Wright, 1927
340329_Arizona Biltmore Hotel,Frank Lloyd Wright, 1927
343910_Blithewold Mansion, Details of house stonework
343913_Blithewold Mansion, Living room
343928_Blithewold Mansion, Main hall
349225_Blithewold Mansion,View of mansion from front lawn
349202_Blithewold Mansion,Central Atrium
349238_Blithewold Mansion,Japanese Garden
349222_Blithewold Mansion,Well
349226_Blithewold Mansion
343836_Blithewold Mansion,Bamboo grove
343858_Blithewold Mansion
343880_Blithewold Mansion,Detail of garden well
343934_Blithewold Mansion,Dining room
335846_Notre Dame du Haut, Le Corbusier,1950-54
335843_Notre Dame du Haut, Le Corbusier,1950-54
335595_Empire State Building, Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon,1931
335402_Villa Schwob, Le Corbusier,1916
335231_Petersdorff Department Store,Erich Mendelsohn, 1927-28
335221_Einstein Tower,Erich Mendelsohn,1919-24
335219_Einstein Tower,Erich Mendelsohn,1919-24
335847_Notre Dame du Haut, Le Corbusier,1950-54
335848_Notre Dame du Haut, Le Corbusier,1950-54
335856_Monastery of La Tourette, Le Corbusier,1953-59
337040_Centre Le Corbusier (Heidi Weber Museum), Le Corbusier, 1961-65
337048_Centre Le Corbusier (Heidi Weber Museum), Le Corbusier, 1961-65
338960_Hall of Justice, Marin County Civic Center,Frank Lloyd Wright,1957-66