Guide to the World Civilizations Instruction Lantern Slides circa 1890-1930s
PC 152

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
World Civilizations Instruction Lantern Slides
ID
PC 152
Date [inclusive]
circa 1890-1930s
Extent
27.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
9 Linear feet of shelf space Approximately 2200 images
Language
English
Abstract
Lantern slides were originally introduced in 1849; they were photographs printed onto glass plates for projection onto a wall or screen for viewing. At Washington State University (then College) lantern slides were commonly used for classroom instruction from the earliest days of the school up into the 1940s and 1950s, using either commercially produced slides or slides created either by the instructor or the school’s media department. This photo collection consists of approximately 2200 glass lantern slides depicting images from different countries, circa 1890-1930.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] World Civilizations Instruction Lantern Slides, ca. 1890-1930s (PC 152)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

At Washington State University (then College) lantern slides were commonly used for classroom instruction from the earliest days of the school up into the 1940s and 1950s, using either commercially produced slides or slides created either by the instructor or the school’s media department. Lantern slides were originally introduced in 1849; they were photographs printed onto glass plates for projection onto a wall or screen for viewing. They became ubiquitous in classroom use following the development of the electric light.

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Scope and Contents note

This photo collection consists of approximately 2200 glass lantern slides depicting images from different countries, circa 1890-1930.

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Arrangement note

The collection is organized alphabetically by country. With each country, where a numerical order existed the items were arranged in that order. The numbers were likely either an order of display created by the instructor who compiled them, or an inventory number/sequence applied by the company which created them.

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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 may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The slides in this collection were received at the Washington State University Libraries’ Mansucripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) at an unknown date prior to 1998, and retained without an accession number. Most likely they were held in the Libraries’ Audio-Visual Services department, and transferred to MASC ca. 1992 when that department was split into what is now Academic Media Services (AMS) and the Libraries’ Media, Materials, and Reserves (MMR).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Hannah Robinson in June 2012 and re-housed by Katrina Burch in August 2012.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington.
  • Washington State University.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Lantern slides.
  • Photographs
  • Visual education.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box

Algeria through Australia 

1

Australia through Argentina 

2

Argentina through Bolivia 

3

Bolivia through Brazil 

4

Brazil through Chile 

5

Chile 

6

Chile through China 

7

China 

8

China through Columbia 

9

Columbia 

10

Columbia 

11

Columbia through Ecuador 

12

Ecuador 

13

Ecuador through Guiana 

14

Guiana through Haiti 

15

Haiti through India 

16

India 

17

India through Japan 

18

Japan through Korea 

19

Korea 

20

Mexico 

21

Mexico 

22

Mexico through New Zealand 

23

Nicaragua through Peru 

24

Peru through Portugal 

25

Uruguay through Venezuela 

26

Venezuela 

27