The well known Berkeley Digital Library SunSite, discussed in the February 9, 1996 Scout Report
, has recently added a new resource to its collection. California Heritage Digital Image Access Project is "a 'digital' archive containing photographs, pictures, and manuscripts from the collections of the Bancroft Library." The site is unique in that it "embed[s] digital representations of the primary sources directly within the documents--archival finding aids--created by the Bancroft Library's curators and archivists to describe the collections of which they are part." At present there are 39 finding aids linked to over 3,300 images, which are available for viewing in 3 resolutions. The browsable and searchable finding aids include "1934 International Longshoremen's Association and General Strike," "California Mission Sketches by Henry Miller, 1856," and "San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Stereographs, 1906," among others. For those unfamiliar with the structure of archival finding aids, the photos can be found under "container list."
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