Digital Collections

Thousands of photographs, maps and rare prints from the BSR collections are available on line.

All low resolution images may be freely used for educational and scholarly purposes.

The BSR Library & Archive Digital Collections website

This contains over 12,000 zoomable images.

The BSR digital collections website was created to present not only Photographs but also other types of visual resources from the Library and Archive collections. The majority of the digital images displayed on this website, to date, are from photographic material.

The collections currently available are:

  • Photographs: John Bryan Ward-Perkins: (1946 – 1974), South-Etruria/Libya/ War Damage series
  • Photographs: Peter Paul Mackey
  • Photographs: Thomas Ashby: (1901 – 1923), photographs of Abruzzo
  • Prints: Thomas Ashby, Miscellanea collection
  • Maps: Library collection

Only available on the URBS catalogue

Thomas Ashby collection (1890-c.1925)

Archaeology, topography, architecture, monuments, local festivals, costumes and landscape in Italy. Archaeological sites and his own excavations in North Africa, Greece, Malta, Wales, etc. Family annual trips to England, Australia, Ceylon, BSR events, BSR building, fellows of the School.
Bibliographic records are connected to images.

Dora and Agnes Bulwer collection (1890-c.1930?)

Views of Italy, France, Greece and personal travel albums.
Bibliographic records are connected to images.

Henry Parker collection (c.1865-1879)

Classical and medieval architecture and topography of Italy, in particular of Rome.
Bibliographic records are noy yet connected to images.