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Brian Kiss photographs of stained glass in the Sterling Memorial Library Nave, Yale University

 Collection
Call Number: RU 1136

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of digital photographs (eighty .tiff files) of close-up images of the stained glass medallion windows located in the Sterling Memorial Library Nave.

Dates

  • 2014

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

As a preservation measure, original materials may not be used. Digital access copies must be provided for use. Contact Manuscripts and Archives at mssa.assist@yale.edu to request access.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creator(s) of this collection for materials they have authored or otherwise produced. After the lifetime of the creator(s), copyright passes to Yale University. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The photographs for this collection were donated by Brian Kiss, 2014.

Arrangement

Digital photographs are arranged as a single format series, and original order has been maintained. No further arrangement work has been done.

Extent

80 Computer Files (.tif) (1360 megabytes)

Language of Materials

No linguistic content; Not applicable

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ru.1136

Overview

The collection consists of digital photographs (eighty .tiff files) of close-up images of the stained glass medallion windows located in the Sterling Memorial Library Nave.

Biographical / Historical

Originally from Shelton, Connecticut, Brian Kiss has been an employee of Sterling Memorial Library since 2006. His interest in photography began in high school and has focused on music and fashion photography. Following the opening of the Front Line Services Desk in the Nave in 2014, Brian grew enamored of the stained glass created by G. Owen Bonawit in the 1930s and lent his photographic skills to capturing the beauty of these newly restored pieces of art.

The eighty donated images are a collection of his favorite works, shot close up to capture the detail of each piece. His favorite, "Monumental Gratitude" depicts a boat being tossed on stormy waters.

General

Forms part of Yale Record Group 46-B (YRG 46-B), Records and materials documenting individual Yale buildings, facilities, and grounds.
Title
Guide to the Brian Kiss Photographs of Stained Glass in The Sterling Memorial Library Nave, Yale University
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Michael Lotstein
Date
December 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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