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William Harrison Photographic Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Harrison Photographic Collection
    Dates: 1893-1900
    Collection Number: 1995-106
    Extent: 99 photographs
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    Abstract: Collection of portrait photographs by local San Jose, California, studios; portraits of State Normal School at San Jose graduates; a family photograph album including scenes from Yosemite National Park; personal photographs taken at Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks.
    Language of Material: English


    Photographs are available to researchers by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives.

    Publication Rights

    The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    William Harrison Photographic Collection . History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to History San Jose in 1995 by the collector.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Collection of approximately 99 photographs, cabinet cards, and negatives taken by a number of different photographers. Portrait photographs (unidentified) represent local San Jose, California, studios such as Bushnell, Boussum, and Hill & Yard (circa 1890); identified portraits of State Normal School at San Jose graduates were taken in 1893; an unidentified family photograph album includes multiple scenes from Yosemite National Park (circa 1895); 15 personal photographs taken at Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks in August 1873 include original negatives and feature a woman named Ruth. The photographer may be "C. Hand." Also included are an assortment of snapshots and official photographs of Yosemite National Park (circa 1895).