Visual Resources Collection

Visual Resources is a unit that facilitates the departmental mission based on best practices and professional standards. The VRC continues the tradition of building and preserving its teaching collection, offering instructional assistance to its users, and providing students with the opportunity to gain first hand experience and training as it relates to the field of Visual Resources. Support services to foster learning in conjunction with departmental course requirements is a function of the unit.

The VRC offers instructional assistance and manages two community spaces to support departmental business, learning, and the collaborative and individual efforts of its faculty, students and staff. To find out more, see the SERVICES page.

The Visual Resource Center is the source for the development of digital image collections in LUNA, the art and architecture image database for use in teaching and research for faculty, students and staff at Wayne State University.

To access the digital image teaching collection of art and architecture, click on: LUNA or Digital Collections.


The Visual Resources Center is open fall and winter semesters between 9:00-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

The VRC is closed on school holidays, during academic breaks and between semesters. Please contact as we are often available by advance appointment on weekdays during breaks and between sessions.


Terry Kerby, Visual Resources Coordinator, Room 208 Schaver

Ian Chapp, Systems Integrator, Room 212 Schaver

Visual Resources Center Address:

Schaver Building, Room 209, 5451 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

Link to Digital Collections info.