AAC Institutional Archives and Photo collections


Our project title is "American Alpine Club (AAC) Library Cataloging Project". It encompasses the following collection: The AAC Institutional Archives, sub-series Multi-media (Photograph and Film Collections) collection, which includes lantern slides, printed photographs, negatives and film. The AAC Archives, or "Institutional Archives" contain archival material related to the history of the American Alpine Club, one of the most prominent clubs focusing on mountaineering and other outdoor pursuits, including conservation and exploration. The un-cataloged portion of the collection contains valuable scholarly materials. Our multi-media collection contains valuable and diverse photographic materials and formats.


Digitizing Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded


Year Added



Henry S. Hall American Alpine Club Library


  • Ms. Dana Gerschel (Henry S. Hall Jr. American Alpine Club Library)

Date Range

1902 - 1902

Geographic Scope

All seven continents


  • 80 Artifact (Including Archaeological Objects, Weapons, Machinery, Instruments, Costumes, Textiles, Ceramics, Glass, Furniture, Etc.), Artwork (Including Original Paintings, Prints, Sculpture, Etc.), Audio (Including Speech And Music), Audiovisual, Book (Including Serials), Ephemera, Image, Manuscript, Maps, Specimen (Botanical, Geological, Medical, Etc.)