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Library and Research Service of the ICRC - Photos

The Library & Research Service of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) handles photo requests and orders from users both inside and outside the organization. It contains documents covering ICRC operations and conflicts from the 1850s to the present day. Some photograph collections are available online.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Library and Research Service

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The Library and Research Service is a public resource offering documents on international humanitarian law, humanitarian work and ICRC activities.

eikones - NCCR Iconic Criticism. The Power and Meaning of Images

The central questions of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) "Iconic criticism. The Power and Meaning of images" which all partial projects connect are: How do pictures generate meaning – in the sciences, in everyday life, in the arts? What does influence them and how do they exert influence? Where is their very own, unreplaceable power?

Attempts to the clarification of these open questions come from the humanities as well as from the natural and technological sciences. The NCCR attempts to build bridges between the disciplines, within the leading university of Basel, as well as between different Swiss and international universities, institutions of higher education, research institutes, museums and collections. The website informs about the objectives, the individual modules, as well as the team of the scientists involved. Moreover, the website offers publication lists and a calendar of events.

Swiss National Bank - Biographical profiles

The Biographical profiles contain information on the professional and political careers of the Swiss National Bank Council and all of the members of its Governing Board, together with a photograph in all cases.

Expo-Archive - Swiss national exhibitions since 1883

The site Expo-Archive provides information and documents (photo and newspaper reports) on all Swiss national exhibitions since 1883. In addition, there are links to web pages with more detailed information.

ETH-Bibliothek - E-Pics (Online image archive)

E-Pics is a research portal in the pictures collections of the Swiss federal institute of technology Zurich (ETH). The various catalogues comprise photo archives and photographers’ personal papers, as well as images on university life, from the natural sciences, the history of science and technology, scientific photography and many other topics.

The digital records can be researched by the following catalogues:

HelveticArchives

HelveticArchives is the online database maintaining the archival collections of the Swiss National Library (NL). Die Datenbank enthält Angaben zu den Beständen der Graphischen Sammlung (GS) und des Schweizerischen Literaturarchivs (SLA). Tne Catalog contains the collections of the Prints and Drawings Department and of the Swiss Literary Archives (SLA).

In Helveticarchives you can currently find portrait photographs of important Swiss personalities as well as photographs of landscapes and localities from various Swiss cantons, historical photographs from The Federal Archives of Historical Monuments (FAHM) and pictures from the photo collection of Annemarie Schwarzenbach.

HelveticatArchives includes also the Index of manuscript collections held in libraries and archives in Switzerland and the ISplus database, which contains a wide range of information on Swiss heritage institutions (Archives, Libraries and Museums) listed by canton in alphabetical order.

Swiss Poster Collection

The Swiss Poster Collection contains posters created by Swiss and foreign graphic artists. It proposes pictorial records of Swiss and European culture from the end of the 19th century to the present in various domains, notably tourism, exhibits, advertisement, cultural events, sports and politics.

The posters described in the catalogue are held in the collections of the Swiss National Library (NL), the Library of Geneva (BGE), the Wallis Mediathek, and the Museum of transports Luzern.

Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB)

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The library of the BAB containts books published after 1919, journals, newspapers and grey literature from and about Namibia and southern Africa, as well as a Rare-Book Collection with old, rare and bibliophile works relating to the entire African continent.

BM Archives-Basel Mission/mission 21

The online collections of the Basel Mission Archives provides acces to a wide range of visual and cartographic sources: Images, maps, sketches, plans and catalogue entries.

The sources are particulary related to the main geographical areas of activity of the Basel Mission in Africa an Asia with a focus on Ghana, Cameroon, India, China and Kalimantan. The time emphasis is between 1815 and 1945.

The holdings can be searched by different searching tools.

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