About the Project

Project Leaders

  • Project Coordinator: Diane Windham Shaw, Director of Special Collections and College Archivist
  • Digital Developer: Eric Luhrs, Head of Digital Scholarship Services
  • Metadata Coordinator: Pamela Murray, Cataloger and Project Archivist


  • Susan Falciani, Intern and Volunteer (metadata)
  • Kristin Hayes, Class of 2008 (metadata, digitization)
  • Paul Miller, Digital Production Manager (digitization)
  • Theodore Norton, Head Librarian 1931-1954 (cataloger)
  • Michiko Okaya, Curator of the Lafayette College Art Collection (loan of Art Collection images for scanning)
  • Allison Pennella, Class of 2010 (digitization, metadata)
  • Emanuel Santa-Donato, Class of 2010 (digitization)
  • Elaine McCluskey Stomber, Associate College Archivist (collection processor, created finding aid)


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
  • Library of Congress Name Authority Files (NAF)
  • Benezit Dictionary of Artists
  • Oxford Art Online
  • Grove Art Online
  • The Oxford Companion to Western Art Online
  • Encyclopedia of Aesthetics Online
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Online
  • Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) Online (Getty)
  • Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) Online (Getty)
  • With a French Accent: American Lithography to 1860. American Antiquarian Society. 2012


If you have information about an image in this collection, either to identify it more fully or to suggest a revision to an entry, please get in touch with us at archives@lafayette.edu. Please include your name, email address, and the link provided in the identifier.download field to identify the image(s) to which you refer.

Citation Guidelines (for use with any citation format)

Collection: Marquis de Lafayette Prints Collection

Repository: Special Collections & College Archives, Skillman Library, Lafayette College

URL: Provide the item’s “reference url” found by clicking link in gray bar at top left on item record pages

Item: Provide the number given in the “Identifier.ItemNumber” field

Technical Details

Prints were scanned as high resolution TIFs (at least 4000 pixels across the long edge), using SilverFast AI Studio 6.5 software and Epson 4990 and 10000XL scanners, based on size of original item. No descreening or post-scan sharpening processes were used. Master images were converted to JPEG2000 for online display, and to JPEG for download. The digital images are hosted on Lafayette College’s local CONTENTdm server. The CONTENTdm software is what allows images to be searched, browsed, zoomed, panned, cropped, compared, and added to temporary collections.

Metadata was created in the Dublin Core standard using MetaDB, a web-based metadata creation tool developed at Lafayette College. MetaDB allowed digitization projects to be decentralized so that many people could work concurrently on individual parts of a project, then assemble into whole collections, and export directly to an asset management system.