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These portfolios have been created by members of the University of Notre Dame community and nominated by members of the Hesburgh Libraries and the Snite Museum of Art to be featured for inspiration and scholarly exploration.Learn more about creating portfolios
Prints and Posters
At Hesburgh Libraries and the Snite Museum of Art, our holdings include a vast number of prints and posters, dating from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. Prints are impressions made by any method involving transfer from one surface to another, and posters are ephemera intended to be shared in publicly visible spaces.
This grouping of items represents a small percentage of our digitized holdings. Explore all of the prints and posters.
Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame
The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame is home to a noteworthy collection of photographs, perhaps the finest academic collection in the Midwest. Although the 19th century collection is renowned, the 20th century collection is equally significant but lesser known. This portfolio are highlights from the exhibition of the same name on view at the Snite Museum of Art from August 11, 2020 – February 27, 2021 in the O’Shaughnessy Galleries.
Among this survey are iconic works by Alfred Stieglitz and Lewis Wickes Hine at the dawn of the century, as well as photographs by Sally Mann and John Baldessari in is final decades. In the academic setting, the photographs have been chosen to exemplify major developments in visual culture, historical events, and the stylistic and technical evolution of photography. This dynamic century–marked by two world wars, aesthetic and news pictures, and humans on the Moon–is preserved in the collective memory in photographic images.
Peru's Print Revolution
The images in this portfolio were digitized thanks to funding awarded by the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP).
They include a corpus of rare nineteenth-century Peruvian serials, ephemeral circulars, and popular song and verse imprints held in the José Durand Peruvian History Collection at the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries. These unique materials support new scholarship on diverse political and cultural topics in Peruvian history. They also offer new insights on the worldwide nineteenth-century revolution in print culture, providing fodder for comparative work by scholars across disciplines. The materials included in this first corpus date to the first half of the nineteenth century.