Art History - The Slide Collection

The Slide Collection

The Slide Collection at Fairfield University is comprised of approximately 130,000 slides. This comprehensive collection details the history of art, and ranges from pre-history to contemporary art, covering all media. The collection was begun in the mid-1960s when Art History was first taught at the University, and has been actively developed over the years in concert with the curriculum. Most of the faculty, in the Art History Program, now teach with digital images, but the slide collection is still in use by some faculty and students.

Mutrux Slide Donation

In 1990, the Art History program was given a collection of some 35,000 slides from Robert and Elizabeth Mutrux, former instructors at the university, for whom the Mutrux Visual Resources Collection is named. This donation increased the size and substantially improved the quality of the collection. Although many of the slides from the Mutrux donation have already been incorporated into the main collection, the task of processing the remaining slides will probably take several more years. These slides can be found in the binders on the shelves in the rear of the VRC.

Slide Loan Form (pdf) - Please download this form and fill it out completely to borrow slides from the collection. In addition to this form, slides should be Xeroxed with the label information showing, and that sheet should be attached to this form.