New Digital Collection

American University Library is pleased to announce its newest digital collection – The Photographic Materials and Other Art Work of Herbert E. Striner

Herbert E. Striner is an economist and the former Dean of the Kogod School of Business at American University.  He got his first camera when he was waiting to return home from the China-Burma-India Theater at the end of World War II.  Dr. Striner took his camera with him on his personal and professional travels depicting the people he met and the places he visited.  Dr. Striner switched to digital photography in 1999.    His collection consists of over 9,000 black & white negatives, color slides, and color negatives depicting a wide variety of subjects in the United States and abroad from the 1940s to 1998 including Washington, DC landmarks such as the National Cathedral and C&O Canal.  Some of the earliest photographs in this collection document life on a troop ship.   Digitization and cataloging of this collection is ongoing.  Please visit the site at