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This month, four collections from the CONTENTdm Collection of Collections are featured on the OCLC Web site. The featured collections for June are European Performance Arts - 17th through 19th centuries, Image of Research, the Doris Ulmann Photograph Collection and Seed Catalogs.
University of Utah
Drawing on early-modern documents preserved in the Rare Books Division of the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, this collection represents an intersection of theater, dance, music, visual, and print culture between 1600 and 1850. The collection focus is upon dance in this period, but includes music, noted images of Shakespeare's plays, lesser known works, and images and biographies of some of the better known French theater personalities.
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Image of Research collection draws on entries to an annual interdisciplinary competition, sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College and the University Library. Students are invited to submit an image with aesthetic appeal that the student created as part of their research. The competition was launched in 2008 and is run annually.
University of Oregon
The Doris Ulmann Collection includes some 6,000 glass plate negatives, 8,000 proof prints in albums, and 300 vintage prints. Doris Ulmann, (1882-1934), was a photographer in the Pictorialist movement who documented rural life in Appalachia as well as the intelligentsia of New York City during the 1920's and 1930's.
Iowa State University Library
This digital collection contains trade catalogs from Iowa seed companies, such as the Iowa Seed Company and Dorr's Iowa Seeds. Catalogs include seeds and bulbs for flowers, trees, herbs, ornamental shrubs, vegetables, grains, grasses, and fruit. In addition, the catalogs often also include gardening tools and implements.