Digital Collection: East Asia Images

Lafayette College Libraries | Digital Collections recently „opened“ the East Asia Image Collections, an open-access archive of images of colonial Taiwan (1900-1945) and occupied Japan (1947-1952). The core of the collection are material donated to Skillman Library Special Collections by the family of Gerald and Rella Warner, who took photographs and collected visual materials during their years of US State Department service in Asia (1932-1952).

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The East Asia Image Collection is an open-access archive of digitized photographs, negatives, postcards, and slides of colonial Taiwan (1900-1945) and occupied Japan (1947-52). The Collection is built around a core of visual materials donated to Skillman Library Special Collections by the family of Gerald and Rella Warner. Images unique to this collection include the Warners‘ unpublished slides and negatives, made from snapshots taken during their years of US State Department service in Asia (1932-1952). Rare materials include prewar picture postcards, high-quality commercial prints, and colonial era picture books. Each record in the East Asia Image Collection has been assigned subject headings, hyper-linked metadata, and, to the fullest extent possible, historiographical, bibliographical and technical data.

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