The Yosemite National Park Photographic Scrapbook Collection documents the park from 1936-1949. It is comprised of 61 photographs
that depict the geology, wildlife, and human culture of the park in that era. Many of the photographs are geological points
of interest such as Half Dome, Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Cathedral Spires, Glacier Point, Badger Pass,
Mirror Lake, El Capitan and the Merced River. Most of the photographs have captions and brief identifying hand written descriptions.
The creator is unknown but was likely a visitor to the park and took the photographs as a hobby, not as a professional photographer.
This collection of photographs demonstrates the increasing interest in maintaining the integrity of the natural beauty of
the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. The collection is arranged into a single series; Series I: Photographic Scrapbook
Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for
permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not
intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions
also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational