Stadden Photographic Studio photographs
Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of 180 glass plate negatives and four vintage prints of family. The bulk of the collection provides images of life on the Oregon coast, particularly Coos Bay, North Bend, and Marshfield. Logging businesses, bridges, the Coos Bay Shipbuilding Company, farms, waterways, ships, railroads and the coastline are depicted.
- Stadden, John H. (John Hawthorne), 1873-1961 (Photographer, Person)
- Stadden Photographic Studio (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open to the public.
Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.
Collection includes nitrate photographs to which access is restricted.
Glass plate negatives and lantern slides are restricted due to the fragility of the format. All decisions regarding use will be at the discretion of the curator for visual materials.
Conditions Governing Use note
Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
John Hawthorne Stadden was born in Pennsylvania in 1873. He traveled west to Oregon for his health. In 1907-1909 he was an itinerant photographer in Washington and Oregon. He opened a studio in Marshfield, OR (now Coos Bay) in 1909, which remained in operation until the 1950s. Stadden photographed the commercial activities of the area: shipping, logging, agriculture, and transportation. J.H. Stadden died November 8, 1961 in Coos Bay.
3.5 linear feet
Language of Materials
John Hawthorne Stadden (1873-1961) was an itinerant Northwest photographer from 1907-1909 and opened Stadden Photographic Studio in Marshfield (Coos Bay) in 1909. The collection consists of images of the Coos Bay area of the Oregon coast, c. 1910-1920.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note
Collection includes nitrate photographs.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Gift of Mrs. John Hawthorne (Emma Bell) Stadden of Seattle, circa 1962.
General Physical Description note
12 containers, including 186 photographs
Processing Information note
Collection processed by Megan Dazey, 2006.
- Coast—Oregon Subject Source: Photosub
- Coos Bay (Or.) -- Photographs Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Glass negatives Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Industry—Lumber Subject Source: Photosub
- Lumbering -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographic prints Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Ships and Shipping Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Guide to the Stadden Photographic Studio photographs
- In Progress
- Finding aid prepared by Normandy Helmer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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