Sterrett Photographs Collection


Benjamin Anderson, History of Art and Visual Studies

Collection Type: 

Arts & Sciences



Sterrett Photographs Website

Desert photograph

The goal is creating a digital repository for the Sterrett Photographs collection, which documents major archaeological monuments in present-day Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, and Iraq. The collection constitutes a major documentary resource for the study of archaeological sites that have been substantially altered by subsequent restorations and developments, or that have been very recently destroyed or face a real threat of destruction. Given the ongoing demolition of archaeological heritage in the regions covered by the Sterrett Photographs, we anticipate scholarly attention for this collection to increase in coming years. This is an important collection for training archaeology and architectural history student in learning how to work with historical photographs as a primary form of evidence.