A list of general sources for images is available in the Library Research Guide for History.
- Life Sciences
- Human and Social Sciences
Science & Society Picture Library offers over 50,000 images from the Science Museum (London), the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television and the National Railway Museum.
Edgar Fahs Smith Collection of Images contains over 3,000 images of scientists, laboratories, and scientific apparatus. A selection of these prints, engravings, and photographs is reproduced on this site. Photographs of any of these images may be ordered from an on-line order form.
Government Resources for Science Images (1910-1940)
The following books provide illustrations drawn from primary sources for the periods indicated, together with pictures of contemporary scientific instruments.
- Murdoch, J. E. 1984. Antiquity and the Middle Ages. (Album of Science) NY: Scribner's, 403 pp.
- Cohen, I. B. 1980. From Leonardo to Lavoisier, 1450-1800. (Album of Science) NY: Scribner's, 306 pp.
- Williams, L. P. 1978. The Nineteenth Century. (Album of Science) NY: Scribner's, 413 pp.
- Gingerich, O. 1989. The Physical Sciences in the Twentieth Century. (Album of Science) NY: Scribner's, 306 pp.
- Borell, M. 1989. The Biological Sciences in the Twentieth Century. (Album of Science) NY: Scribner's, 306 pp.
American landscape and architectural design, 1850-1920Visual Resources Department, Frances Loeb Library, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1998- . In: American Memory, Library of Congress.
--About 2800 slides.
Includes numerous USDA Forest Service photographs, 1880s-1970s.
Image Archive on the American Eugenics Movement (1910-1940)
Historical Images in Medicine. History of Medicine Collections, Duke University
Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) includes prints and photographs from the History of Medicine Division (HMD), U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Images From the History of the Public Health Service: a Photographic Exhibit. National Library of Medicine.
Index of Medieval Medical Images offers records of manuscripts from six North American libraries.
A list of general sources for films, television and radio is available in the motion pictures/television/radio section of the Library Research Guide for History
Bouse, D. 2000. A chronology of highlights from the history of wildlife and natural history films. Appendix (pp. 195-222) in his Wildlife Films. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 280 pp.
The Celluloid Couch: An Annotated International Filmography of the Mental Health Professional in the Movies and Television, from the beginning to 1990, by L. Y. Rabkin. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1998, 627 pp.
HOLLIS Subject Terms Useful for Medical Film/Television:
Medicine on television.
Medical television programs.
Health in mass media.
Television in health education.
Medical Subject Terms:
Motion Pictures as Topic – history
Paietta, A. C. and J. Kauppila. 1999. Health Professionals on Screen. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 430 pp.
--Short descriptions of motion pictures and televison films and series, with subject index.