Document Imaging: 8 Famous Image Collections Available Online

At Presort First Class, we are big supporters of Document Imaging because we know Document Imaging saves businesses time and money - among a host of other benefits. We are also fans of some of the document imaging collections that can be found, for free, online and available to the public. Some collections follow famous authors and their personal correspondence or their original manuscripts. Others detail the memos and diaries of Presidents.

Susan B. Anthony  
The collection contains correspondence and miscellaneous printed material dealing with Miss Anthony and the suffrage movement. The letters also deal with family and personal matters. This collection is available through the Monroe County Library System.

“The Browning Letters”  from Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning  

This is an unparalleled collection of correspondence written and received by the Victorian poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Collection made available by Baylor University.

The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
papers of the nineteenth-century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. The online collection, containing approximately 7,400 items (38,000 images), spans the years 1841-1964, with the bulk of the material dating from 1862 to 1865.  Many of Douglass’s earlier writings were destroyed when his house in Rochester, New York, burned in 1872.

The Lonesome Dove Collection
The complete production archives for the classic television miniseries Lonesome Dove are among the holdings at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos.  Included here are scripts, productions notes, costume drawings and photographs.

John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy papers Collection includes Presidential papers John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Bonnie and Clyde in Oklahoma
An interactive website allowing you to click various parts of a slideshow to see closer views of photographs and documents, detailing the events of the crimes committed in Oklahoma by the duo. This unique collection is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Galveston, Tx 1915 Hurricane Photographs
These 124 photographs capture the devastation wrought by the hurricane that hit Galveston Island on August 17, 1915. The collection features black-and-white and sepia-toned images of destroyed buildings, streets, railroads, causeway, and beachfront, taken by Rex Dunbar Frazier in the immediate aftermath of the storm. This collection is maintained by the University of Houston.

John Nash
The file includes Nash's enrollment and grade cards, a photograph from the time of his application to the University, letters of recommendation, correspondence with University administrators, a portion of his dissertation titled Non-cooperative Games, and newspaper articles from the time that he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics (1994).  Princeton University.