Researching the history of the Cleveland Museum of Art collection became easier recently with the addition of two serial publications to the JStor collection. The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art ran from1914 to 1994, serving as the primary publication for announcements regarding exhibitions, collections, and all things about the Museum. With JStor's full text searching, researching museum objects is certainly easier. Searching within the publication by accession number, dropping the first two digits of the year, reveals numerous relevant articles. Notable authors, such as Henry Hawley, can be tracked similarly. As well, caption searching returns images of objects not included in the Ingalls Library Publication Index. This latter search can be especially helpful with May Show artists, as the objects of First Prize and Special Award winners are often pictured, as in this caption search for Schreckengost. This information is not available via the Ingalls Library's May Show database.
While Cleveland Studies in the History of Art picks up in 1995, it is not a typical successor to the Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Rather, this annual publication produced more academic scholarship on the Museum's collection. Because the journal spans nine years, through 2000, accession number searches are useful in both two digit and four digit year number searches. Though a scan of the table of contents would be equally useful. Caption searching produces color images, suitable for presentation, as in this search for the Museums 14th Century table fountain.
Original copies of both publications will continue to be held in the Ingalls Library reference room.