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Architecture, Design and Engineering Collections in the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

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So you want to learn about an aspect of architecture. You might be interested in a specific person or firm, the design process, a building type, construction material, media, time period, geographic area, etc. We’re happy to offer advice! Contact us through Ask A Librarian.

The Library of Congress Online Catalog (OPAC) and Prints and Photographs Division Online Catalog (PPOC) are the first sources to locate collections or items you are looking for. There are several strategies to keep in mind.