The collection of photographs you will use is under: University of Saint Mary De Paul Library: Saint Mary College Photograph Collection. Please look over the instructions on how to find USM's collections on Shared Shelf Commons here: http://stmary.libguides.com/digitalcolorization/sharedshelfcommons
Here are a few things to think about to help you prepare for this project:
Excellent article about Marina Amaral, a Photoshop artist, and her digital colorization process including the research necessary to create accurate depictions of history in color.
Books on Reserve at De Paul Library
We have three books that can be checked out for 2 hours that explore color trends for each decade in the 20th Century.
Pantone The 20th Century in Color, By Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker
Pantone on Fashion: A Century of Color in Design, By Leatrice Eiseman and E. P. Cutler
Smithsonian's Fashion: The Deifinitive History of Costume and Style
USM Special Collections as Resource
Contact Special Collections Librarian, Lindsay Schettler, or stop by upstairs in De Paul Library to view historical artifacts and flatwork to research colors and design.