Just About “Ready for Research” 

The following is a guest post by Helena Zinkham, Chief, and Aliza Leventhal, Head, Technical Services, both of the Prints & Photographs Division. Gloria Vanderbilt. Color slide by Toni Frissell, February 1966. https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2021734524/ So many exciting collections are in the pipeline for routine access that it’s time for a look ahead. The Prints & Photographs Division works on about 20 “processing” projects at a time in order to make more collections readily available to researchers and reduce the arrearage of unprocessed collections that have to be served by appointment. To complete close to 10 projects and 400,000 items each year, we organize, rehouse, label, describe, and digitize a wide variety of visual materials every day. First, some breaking news. Two…

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