The collections at VSW showcase the aesthetics, cultural history, and social uses of still and moving images. Holdings encompass both creative work and vernacular objects, as well as items that represent the history of media use.

  • Nathan Lyons Research Center

    Tuesday–Friday: 10am–5:00pm;
    Please make an appointment to visit.

  • VSW is actively cataloguing its still and moving collections. Search the VSW Online Catalog here. Search our media collections in more detail through links below.

    For more information

    To request material or begin a search of the collections, please fill out the Collections Inquiry Form

    For further collection-related inquiries, contact Mary Lewandowski, Collections Manager: or Tara Merenda Nelson, Curator:

    For licensing inquiries, contact Tara Merenda Nelson, Curator:

    Read VSW’s statement on our current deaccession project.