If you want to find books that include a lot of photographic works, add "pictorial works" to your search terms. For example, you can find books with pictures from the Great Depression by entering "African Americans pictorial works."
You can do a quick search of the Doane library catalog here:
Browsing for Books -- Since the library at Doane University is not a huge library, it is possible to browse the shelves for books on particular topics; it may save you some time and frustration searching the catalog! Try these call number areas for books:
Set Design -- PN2091 through PN2096
Costume Design -- PN2067 or TT507
Photography -- TR1 through TR1050