Looking Back, Looking Forward

50 Years of the Visual Resources Association Bulletin

  • Sara Schumacher Texas Tech University
Keywords: history, academic journal, Visual Resources Association Bulletin, VRAB, 50th anniversary


In 50 years of publication, the Visual Resources Association Bulletin (VRAB) has documented and preserved the history of the association and the triumphs, struggles, and experiments of visual resources professionals worldwide. This article traces the history of the VRAB through transition points, charting editors, name changes, and topical columns that provide glimpses into the concerns and unique knowledge of the profession. As we look back at the milestones, and more importantly the people, that got us to the current iteration of the VRAB, we also look forward to the next phases of the journal.  

Author Biography

Sara Schumacher, Texas Tech University

Sara Schumacher is the Architecture Image Librarian at the Architecture Library at Texas Tech University Libraries.