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Helena Zinkham

Faculty Profile

Helena Zinkham is Chief of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, where 15 million images are available for research, with more than one million online at www.loc.gov/pictures. Helena fell in love with pictures while working at the Maryland Historical Society in 1977 and to this day enjoys helping people discover the rich resources in public collections. Her resource lists cover such topics as online picture catalogs, newspaper photo morgues, and visual literacy techniques. Her print publications include "Taking Photographs to the People: The Flickr Commons Project and the Library of Congress" (2011); "Finding and Researching Photographs" (2009); the "Description" chapter in Photographs: Archival Care and Management (2006); and A Guide to Print, Photograph, Architecture and Ephemera Collections at The New-York Historical Society (1998).

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