Guide to the View-Master and Reels 1946-1951
PC 150

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
View-Master and Reels
ID
PC 150
Date [inclusive]
1946-1951
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 Linear feet of shelf space Approximately 100 reels
Language
English
Abstract
A View-Master is basically a stereoscopic viewer designed to view seven pairs of film images, rather than pairs of printed photographs that a traditional stereoscopic viewer would view. The collection consists of 100 View-Master reels and one View-Master viewer (Model C, black). The images collected here primarily cover the western United States, the northeastern USA and southerneastern Canada, and Mexico.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] View-Master and Reels, 1946-1951 (PC 150)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

View-Masters date to 1939, created by Sawyer's Photo Services. A View-Master is basically a stereoscopic viewer designed to view seven pairs of film images, rather than pairs of printed photographs that a traditional stereoscopic viewer would view. During the 1940s and 1950s they became very popular; the most common subject of View-Master reels tended to be scenic views of tourist destinations.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of 100 View-Master reels and one View-Master viewer (Model C, black). The collection is intended primarily as a photographic artifact rather than as a true historic resource, though reels 108, 112, 116, 145, and 151 are all with the Pacific Northwest scope that the MASC's collections usually cover. The images collected here primarily cover the western United States, the northeastern USA and southerneastern Canada, and Mexico.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in the numberical items corresponding to the original numbers printed on the items. A few items which have series and then numbers within that series are located at the end of the collection, alphabetically by series identifier and then by number.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright applies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The View-Master and reels in this collection were donated to MASC by Trevor James Bond on July 16, 2012.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O'English on July 16, 2012.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Natural history -- United States.
  • Photographs
  • View-Master reels.

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Collection Inventory

Reel

Bryce Canyon National Park I 

16

Bryce Canyon National Park II (2 copies) 

17

Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim 

36

Garden of the Gods 

51

Park of the Red Rocks 

53

Golden Gate International Exposition, 1940 

58

Hawaiian Hula Dancers I (2 copies) 

61

Hawaiian Hula Dancers II (2 copies) 

62

Honolulu (2 copies) 

63

Island of Oahu (2 copies) 

64

Island of Hawaii, Kona Side 

65

Island of Hawaii (2 copies) 

66

Island of Maui (2 copies) 

67

Tropical Flowers of Hawaii I (2 copies) 

68

Tropical Flowers of Hawaii II (2 copies) 

69

Tropical Flowers of Hawaii III (2 copies) 

70

Hawaiian National Park, Island of Hawaii 

71

Island of Kauai (2 copies) 

72

Waikiki, Island of Oahu 

73

Mt. Vernon, Home of George Washington (2 copies) 

76

Niagara Falls 

81

Niagara Falls in Winter 

82

Rainier National Park, Paradise Side II 

108

Redwood Highway II 

112

Sequoia National Park II 

116

Mormon Temple Tabernacle and Grounds, Salt Lake City 

122

Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon Area 

126

Yellowstone National Park, Lakes and Canyons 

126

Yellowstone National Park, Mammoth Area 

127

Yellowstone National Park, Waterfalls and Animals 

127

Yellowstone National Park, Geysers and Pools 

129

Washington D.C. 

136

Washington D.C. 

137

Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, Portland, I 

145

Columbia River Highway (2 copies) 

151

New York City I 

156

New York City II 

157

Rockefeller Center and Empire State Building, New York City 

158

Colonial Williamsburg 

181

Lake Tahoe 

183

Beautiful Caverns of Luray, VA I 

194

Beautiful Caverns of Luray, VA II 

195

San Francisco (3 copies) 

198

Sun Valley in Winter 

206

Cave of the Winds 

234

Royal Gorge, Colorado 

238

Pike's Peak 

245

Denver and Denver Mountain Parks 

246

White Mountains 

265

The Mohawk Trail 

268

Vermont State, North Section 

272

Mt. Monadnock, Autumn Foliage 

274

The Mohawk Trail 

275

Autumn Foliage of New England 

277

Historic Plymouth 

280

Banff National Park, Alberta 

318

Historic Philadelphia and Valley Forge 

351

Toronto, Ontario 

376

Quebec City I 

383

Taxco 

504

Pyramids of Teotihuacan and Tenayuca 

506

Monte Alban and Mitlan Ruins, Oaxaca 

507

Tule Tree Fair, Oaxaca 

514

Lake Pátzcuaro 

516

Vicinity of Mexico City 

517

Cuernavaca and Vicinity 

518

Chichen-Itza, Mayan Ruins, Yucatan 

520

Mexican Bullfight 

523

Charros, Costumes and Dances of Mexico 

524

Rio de Janeiro and Copacabana Beach 

671

The Tower of London 

1012

Lucerne 

2014

Making Swiss Cheese 

2015

St. Moritz 

2017

Car and Carriage Caravan, Luray, Virginia III 

A-8303

Tiki Gardens, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida III 

A-9743

The Golden Triangle, Florida Gulf Coast. Clearwater. III 

A-9843

Lady and the Tramp. II 

B-3152

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. III 

B-3153

The Birth of the Savior. I 

CH-6A

The Birth of the Savior. II 

CH-6B

Estes Park and Big Thompson Canyon, Colorado 

SP-9042

National Monuments of Western Colorado 

SP-9043

Prehistoric Cliff Dwellers of Mesa Verde, Colorado 

SP-9055

Alpine Wild Flowers, Western U.S.A. 

WF-3