A Mapping Visualization of Architecture Collections at the Special Collections Research Center

Mapping Visualization of Architectural Collections

Mapping Visualization of Architectural Collections

This post contributed by Shima Hosseininasab

The Special Collections Research Center at NC State University Libraries collects, preserves, and builds unique architecture and design collections that document the works of top architectural and design firms in the state of North Carolina and beyond; and award-winning architects, especially modernists. These architectural collections include drawings, photographs, professional records and papers, architectural models, and architectural specifications. Check out this brief introductory video to better understand our holdings and navigate through our architecture collections. 
 

A new research tool developed with ArcGIS, a geospatial processing program, presents a mapping visualization of modernist architecture collections from the Special Collections holdings at NC State. Researchers and scholars can access our map series on Modernist Architecture Collections, and search through our collections using various filters such as locations, types, collection titles, and names. Researchers can also explore pop-up menus with buildings’ details and links to our collection guides.
 

Map series - layers, Modernist Architecture Collections
Screenshot of layers, Modernist Architecture Collections
Map series - filters, Modernist Architecture Collections - screenshot
Screenshot of filters, Modernist Architecture Collections
Pop-Up Menus, Modernist Architecture Collections - screenshot
Screenshot of Pop-Up Menus, Modernist Architecture Collections

The Special Collections Research Center is open by appointment only.  Appointments are available Monday–Friday, 9am–6pm and Saturday, 1pm–5pm.  Requests for a Saturday appointment must be received no later than Tuesday of the same week. Please contact us at library_specialcollections@ncsu.edu for appointments or any questions. You can also submit a request to use materials, and we will email you with available appointment times. Please feel free to explore our Rare and Unique Digital Collections, including plenty more images of architecture.