Welcome to Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture

The Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture collects and creates electronic resources for study and research of the decorative arts, with a particular focus on Early America. Included are electronic texts and journals, image databases, and information on organizations, museums and research facilities. Made possible by the Chipstone Foundation, the site was created and is maintained at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries.

We appreciate comments, criticisms, and suggestions for this ever-expanding project. Contact the UW Digital Collections Center (UWDCC) with your comments. Also, please let us know if you have linked to this site.

Reference and research questions should be directed to your institution’s library. We cannot provide appraisal services. If you are interested in having a piece appraised, please check your yellow pages or consult your local library for information. The Wisconsin Historical Society has compiled a list of appraisers in the Wisconsin/Illinois area.

A list of guides to citing electronic sources may be found at The Internet Public Library page Citing Electronic Sources.

To link to the Digital Library for the Decorative Arts, we suggest you use our handle: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/DLDecArts