Tray and vase decorated with floral patterns. Nasturtium tray design. Zuleima Bruff Jackson. 1890. Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZ62-114209. bibliographic record
Visual images play an instrumental role in the design process, and the division's holdings include a rich array of drawings
and plans that reflect this process. Buildings are the focus of the largest proportion of the design collections, but they
also document the development of objects and vehicles.
Architectural and engineering drawings may offer insights into the environments women inhabited—the spaces designed specifically
for their use, as well as the spaces that were not designed to accommodate women.
The division's two major bodies of design materials are described here: