The Collection

This is what 30,000 slides looks like organized by content and geographical region

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My project in the 2014 Fall semester was to organize the slides by content and geographic area. A task that we all thought could be cranked out in a month or so…three months and over 150 hours later it was done.

The main regions and subcategories, basically one box or two, include: (bold text denotes the box title)

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India (part one of India)

India (pt. 1 subcategories)

  • Small sleeve sets of distinct areas
  • Tamil Nadu: Mahabalipuram
  • Tamil Nadu: Tanjore and Subramanga (Subramanya)
  • Tamil Nadu: Madras and Kanchipuram
  • Fatepur Sikri
  • Calicut District in Kerala
  • Benares (Varanasi)
  • Colchin
  • Mysore & Bangalore
  • Khajuraho temple complex
  • Amber (Amer)
  • Ellora Caves
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Jodhpur
  • Rajasthan
  • Delhi (New Delhi)
  • Calcutta
  • Bombay (Mumbai)
  • Kerala
  • Agra (Taj Mahal)
  • Darjeerling
  • Goa

Central Asia, Middle East and India (part 2)

Central Asia subcategories:

  • Uzbekistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Turkey
  • Pakistan
    • Misc. sleeves and museums
    • Lahore
    • Karachi
    • Gulmit
    • Taxila
    • Makli Hill necropolis
    • Hunza

Middle East subcategories

  • Yemen
  • Jordan (Petra)
  • Lebanon
  • Iran

India (pt. 2) subcategory

  • Himachal Pradesh (Dr. Bernier worked extensively and published in this area)

Southeast Asia (Box1)

  • Mixed sleeves
  • Borneo
  • Malaysia
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Borobudur temple complex (central Java)
  • Indonesia
  • Sulawesi
  • Java (overall)
  • Bali

Southeast Asia (Box 2)

  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand



  • Egypt
  • North-central Kenya: Samburu people
  • East Africa: people and architecture
  • Misc. architecture
  • Mixed sleeves of slides
  • Massai people


  • Korea
  • Japan
  • China

Tibet, Buthan, Sikkim, Jammu Kashmir (overall), Ladakh (specific sets of Jammu Kashmir) and Burma

One box of mystery areas requiring more research (we will possibly crowd source these images)

About half a box of mixed sleeves that the slides need to be individually sorted

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