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Yosemite National Park Photographic Scrapbook Collection
MSS.2012.06.27  
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  • Publication Rights
  • Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Custodial History note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Separated Materials
  • Existence and Location of Originals note
  • Existence and Location of Copies note

  • Title: Yosemite National Park Photographic Scrapbook Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2012.06.27
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet, One Box
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1949
    Abstract: 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 Collection, 1936-1949.
    Physical Location: Special Collections, Vault 3, Shelf 02-04-06; For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Publication Rights

    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 purposes.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Yosemite National Park Photographic Scrapbook Collection, MSS-2011-06-27, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Maegan Sloggett; Finding Aid created in Archivist Toolkit; Reviewed by Danelle Moon

    Custodial History note

    The donor and creator of this collection is unknown.

    Scope and Content

    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 is 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.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into a single series and is organized by the original pagination of the scrapbook; Series I: Yosemite National Park Photographic Scrapbook Collection, 1936-1949.

    Separated Materials

    The original photographs have been removed and rehoused in protective enclosures and folders according to the original order of the scrapbook. The interior pages include hand written captions and acid free photocopies have been placed in their original position so that researchers can easily see where the original photographs were placed in the physical volume.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The original photographs have been removed and rehoused in protective enclosures and folders according to the original order of the scrapbook.

    Existence and Location of Copies note

    Photocopies of the original photographs are represented in the original scrapbook.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    National Parks and Reserves
    Natural Landmarks--History
    Photograph albums.
    Scrapbooks--California.
    Yosemite National Park (Calif.)