Newspaper photo morgues - A survey of institutional holdings and practices

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In preparation for the acquisition of an extensive newspaper photo morgue collection, the Audio-Visual Archives (A-V Archives) at the University of Kentucky sought to gather information from other institutions holding similar materials. The inquiries were presented as a survey that collected information about the organization, description, maintenance, and preservation of photo morgues. Questions included size, age, and formats contained in the collection, number of years at the institution, institution's processing goals and methods, funding, staffing, access, and copyright. Given the research value of these collections, the responses to this survey will aid other institutions considering future acquisitions of such unique materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-125
Number of pages20
JournalLibrary Collections, Acquisition and Technical Services
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2004


  • Archive
  • Morgue
  • Newspaper
  • Photograph
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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