Guide to the Sumatra Rubber Plantation Photographs Collection

Preliminary arrangement and description by Special Collections staff; latest revision K. Dodd
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Guide to the Sumatra Rubber Plantation Photographs Collection, ca. 1916-1917

Collection number: Bernath Mss 414

Department of Special Collections

Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara
Processed by:
Preliminary arrangement and description by Special Collections staff; latest revision K. Dodd
Date Completed:
Feb. 14, 2013
Encoded by:
A. Demeter
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sumatra Rubber Plantation Photographs Collection
Dates: ca. 1916-1917
Collection number: Bernath Mss 414
Collection Size: .2 linear feet (1 half-sized document box).
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Abstract: Assortment of 130 photographs from the archives of a founding executive of the American General Rubber Company (GRC) taken mainly in Sumatra and also in the Straits Settlements, at the pinnacle of enterprise and fortune.
Physical location: Del Norte.
Languages: English

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Sumatra Rubber Plantation Photographs Collection. Bernath Mss 414. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2012.

Scope and Content Notes

Assortment of 130 photographs from the archives of a founding executive of the American General Rubber Company (GRC) taken mainly in Sumatra and also in the Straits Settlements, at the pinnacle of enterprise and fortune. Some photos have handwritten captions and dates on back; most taken in north and north-central Sumatra, from October 1916 to January 1917. Photographs vary in sizes, the largest measuring approximately 14 cm x 8 cm, and a few miniatures measuring 7 cm x 5 cm. Several are present in multiple copies. The collection is accompanied by a printed envelope of the General Rubber Company, Singapore office in the Straits Settlements, and a newspaper clipping of the Straits Times in Singapore, 1916, pertaining to the disbursement of the estate of American financier John Pierpont Morgan [derived from dealer description].

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
American General Rubber Company.
Sumatra (Indonesia)--Pictorial works.
Straits Settlements--Pictorial works.
Rubber plantations.