In 2009, the Visual Resources Center’s historic collection of lantern slides at the University of Chicago was digitized and donated to artist Theaster Gates. Since then, a public digital collection has been made available online, the physical slides have been a part of several artist projects, and now the collection is permanently housed in the new Stony Island Arts Bank, a cultural venue for the community on the South Side of Chicago.
"The Lantern Slide Collection at the University of Chicago: An Inspired Path to Digitization and Reuse on Chicago’s South Side,"
VRA Bulletin: Vol. 42
, Article 6.
Available at: http://online.vraweb.org/vrab/vol42/iss1/6