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CONTENTdm Featured Collections: September 2017

Organizations worldwide are using CONTENTdm to create thousands of outstanding digital collections and to provide easy access to their unique holdings.

This month, three collections are featured on the OCLC website: Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection, Artists and Their Works collection, and Legislatively Mandated Reports.

Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection

Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection

Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative

Nearly 15,000 images in the Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection chronicle the history of the Tampa Bay area as it faced wars, natural disasters, and economic booms and busts. The images offer a view of a community at work, from cigar factories, sponge docks, and strawberry fields, to grocery stores, service stations, and bank lobbies. Many of the photographs also depict a community at leisure, enjoying a day at the beach, participating in local celebrations, attending the Florida State Fair or playing favorite games such as golf, tennis, shuffleboard, or checkers.

Artists and Their Works

Artists and Their Works

American Craft Council

This collection of materials on artists and their works includes: 

Your Portable Museum, a collection that includes digital scans of more than 3,500 slides of objects made by craftspeople during the 1950s – 1980s that were made available by ACC for purchase or loan. These items were digitized with the assistance of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Read more about Your Portable Museum

Materials documenting the biennial ACC Awards Program, including the ACC College of Fellows, the Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship, the Award of Distinction, and the Aileen Osborn Webb Award for Philanthropy.

A Measure of the Earth: An Oral History of the Potters of the St. Croix River Valley, Minnesota, a collection of oral history interviews with ceramic artists living and working in Minnesota’s St. Croix River Valley. The participating potters are among a group who annually hosts the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour, a nationally recognized event that attracts thousands of visitors from throughout the US. Funding for this project was provided through a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant.

Legislatively Mandated Reports

Legislatively Mandated Reports

Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau

This collection contains reports that the Wisconsin Statutes mandate state agencies provide to the legislature on the progress, status, or results of a specific program or initiative. You can browse the following areas in this collection: Bradley Center Finances, substance abuse services, University of Wisconsin system reports, education, children, environment, long-term care, prisons and crime, rural and underserved medicine, and elections and voting.