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Western photographer collection

 Collection
Identifier: PH 368

Scope and Contents

This artificial collection consists of photographs by Western photographers in the United States. Subjects include Events (floods, fires, large group gatherings, parades, and the Alaskan Gold Rush), Geographic areas (Oregon, Washington, California, and Alaska, with emphasis on cities and natural scenery in Oregon), Industries and transportation (logging, mining, fishing, shipping, construction, trains, automobiles, boats, and horses), Land and cityscapes (houses, hotels, storefronts, farms, and volcanoes), and People (portraits and group photos of Native Americans, pioneers, politicians, entertainers, workers, individuals, and families).

Dates

  • Circa 1840s-1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and 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 and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Extent

3.46 linear feet (3 containers) : 1 record storage box, 1 manuscript box, 1 flat box

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This artificial collection consists of photographs by Western photographers in the United States. Prints are organized by subject and arranged alphabetically by creator. Subjects include Events (floods, fires, large group gatherings, parades, and the Alaskan Gold Rush), Geographic areas (Oregon, Washington, California, and Alaska, with emphasis on cities and natural scenery in Oregon), Industries and transportation (logging, mining, fishing, shipping, construction, trains, automobiles, boats, and horses), Land and cityscapes (houses, hotels, storefronts, farms, and volcanoes), and People (portraits and group photos of Native Americans, pioneers, politicians, entertainers, workers, individuals, and families).

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series: 1. Events (circa 1880s-1932), 2. Geographic areas (circa 1860s-1966), 3. Industries and transportation (circa 1850s-1954), 4. Land and cityscapes (circa 1841-1940), and 5. People (circa 1840s-1968). Material within each series is arranged alphabetically by creator.
Title
Guide to the Western photographer collection
Status
Revise Description
Author
Liliya Benz
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA