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Guide to the Walter R. Miles Research concerning Eadweard Muybridge, 1928-1932
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Series 1. Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, Johnston & Johnston Attorneys at Law, re.Muybridge shooting of Major Harry LarkynDec. 1927

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence (1928-29) and Depositions (ca. 1882-83) re. Stanford v. Muybridge lawsuit1882 - 1929

Box 1, Folder 3

Historical letters, ca. 1882-1883, between Leland Stanford and John Stillman re. Stanford v. Muybridge lawsuit

Physical Description: (photocopies).
Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1892-1896

Scope and Content Note

(incoming Muybridge correspondence from various museum curators and scientists exhorting the value of Muybridge's work, The Science of Animal Locomotion).
Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence, 1929-1930

Scope and Content Note

re. personal accounts of Muybridge's photographic technique; also clippings and notes re. development of motion pictures.
Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence and addresses re. Muybridge Dedication at Kingston-Upon-Thames, 1931-1932

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence: John D. Isaacs, 1915-1916,

Scope and Content Note

Contains related biographical information. Includes correspondence by Isaacs' daughter, Lillian Isaacs Morris, to Walter Miles, defending her father, dated June 30, 1929.
Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence with England (Will Day)1928-1929

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence re. semi-centennial celebration of Muybridge at Stanford. (incoming and outgoing) 1928-1929

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence re. semi-centennial celebration of Muybridge at Stanford. (incoming and outgoing) 1928-1929

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence re. semi-centennial celebration of Muybridge at Stanford. (incoming and outgoing) 1928-1929

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence re. semi-centennial celebration of Muybridge at Stanford. (incoming and outgoing) 1928-1929

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence re. semi-centennial celebration of Muybridge at Stanford. (incoming and outgoing) 1928-1929

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence re. semi-centennial celebration of Muybridge at Stanford. (incoming and outgoing) 1928-1929

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence re. semi-centennial celebration of Muybridge at Stanford. (incoming and outgoing) 1928-1929

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence, Lester Cowan, 1928

Scope and Content Note

(incoming and outgoing).
Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence, Lester Cowan, 1929

Scope and Content Note

(incoming and outgoing).
Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence, Francis X. Dercum, 1928-1929

Scope and Content Note

(incoming and outgoing).
Box 1, Folder 19

Correspondence, Caspar Dickson, 1925-1929

Scope and Content Note

(incoming and outgoing).
Box 1, Folder 20

Correspondence, Timothy Hopkins, 1928-1929

Scope and Content Note

(incoming and outgoing).
Box 1, Folder 21

Correspondence, Janet Leigh, 1929-1956.

Box 1, Folder 22

Correspondence, Robert E. Swain, 1928-1929.

Box 1, Folder 23

Correspondence, Charles R. Toothaker, 1928-1929

Scope and Content Note

(incoming and outgoing).
Box 1, Folder 24

Correspondence, Ray Lyman Wilbur and Herbert Hoover, 1928-1929

Scope and Content Note

(outgoing).
Box 1, Folder 25

Correspondence, Frank Woods, 1928-1929.

Box 1, Folder 26

Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1929-1939.

 

Series 2. Ephemera & research material for Semi-centennial celebration

Box 1, Folder 27

Notes re. semi-centennial organization.

Box 1, Folder 28

Semi-centennial celebration public announcements.

Box 1, Folder 29

University of Southern California course: "Introduction to the Photoplay," February 6th, 1929.

Box 2, Folder 1

Miles Articles and Addresses (drafts) for Semi-Centennial Celebration.

Box 2, Folder 2

Accompanying articles re. Muybridge and Semi-Centennial Celebration.

Box 2, Folder 3

Joseph D. Grant speech at Semi-Centennial Celebration.

Box 2, Folder 4

Miles: Bibliography cards and notes.

Box 2, Folder 5

"Early Photography," Goldschmidt & Co. Catalogue, ca. 1939.

Box 2, Folder 6

"Serial Numbers of the Plates in Animal Locomotion."

Box 2, Folder 7

"The Science of Animal Locomotion (Zoopraxography)" / by Eadweard Muybridge, ca. 1883

Box 2, Folder 7

"Animal Locomotion" / by Eadward Muybridge, ca. 1887

Scope and Content Note

(includes catalogue of plates); misc. articles by Muybridge.
Box 2, Folder 8

"United States Patent Office: Improvement in the Method and Apparatus for Photographing Objects in Motion," June 27, 1878.

Box 2, Folder 9

Negative Xerox's of articles re. Horse in Motion from various publications,ca. 1881-1912.

Box 2, Folder 10

Muybridge medal, 1830

Scope and Content Note

Includes associated documents.
Box 2, Folder 11

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Bulletins: Sept. 1928, Oct. 1928, Nov. 1928, Dec. 1929, Jan. 1929; Premier Publication, Nov. 1927.; "The Motion Picture," ca. 1929.1928 - 1929

Box 2, Folder 12

"Los Angeles Times Annual Preview [of Motion Pictures], April 23, 1929.

Box 2, Folder 13

Palo Alto Times, May 8, 1929

Box 2, Folder 13

Stanford Daily, May 8, 1929.

 

Series 3. Photographs & negatives

Box 2, Folder 14

Print (Photocopy ?), Muybridge copyright, horse in motion, ca. 1881.

Box 2, Folder 15

Stanford-Muybridge motion picture studio at Stanford; 2 maps of Stanford Farm.

Box 2, Folder 16

Muybridge Apparatus at Kingston Library; Muybridge memorial - Walter Keyte photographs (incl. correspondence, 7/9/1932).

Box 2, Folder 17

Muybridge shutters (before, during, after exposure)

Scope and Content Note

incl. 1 negative
Box 2, Folder 18

Muybridge motion picture apparatus.

Box 2, Folder 19

Front cover and frontispiece of "The Attitudes of Animals in Motion" / by Leland Stanford

Box 2, Folder 19

"The Action of the Horse" / by Muybridge and various photographs from book.

Box 2, Folder 20

Horse in Motion; Muybridge with pick-axe; Muybridge with model.

Box 2, Folder 21

Photograph of corr. from Muybridge to Mrs. W. W. Pendegast, May 1876.

Box 2, Folder 22

Semi-centennial celebration (with Louis B. Mayer) at Stanford, ca. 1929.

Box 2, Folder 23

Portraits: J. B. Stillman; Muybridge; John D. Isaacs; Leland Stanford (photograph of painting); unidentified negative; unidentified man in field.

Box 2, Folder 24

Two men posing in front of memorial sculpture (unidentified).

 

Series 4. Publications & miscellaneous

Box 3

"U.S. Camera 1937."

Box 3, Folder 1

Notebook (Walter Miles?); Miles' notes on Semi-Centennial Celebration.

Box 3, Folder 2

"The Stanford-Muybridge Motion Pictures of 1878-1879," by Walter R. Miles,

Physical Description: (3 copies).
Box 3, Folder 3

"The Bulletin: Architucture, Engineering, Surveying," September 1929.

Box 3, Folder 4

"Time," May 13, 1929.

Box 3, Folder 5

Magazine clipping: "Look,"(ca. 1952) - Motion Picture Pioneers.

Box 3, Folder 6

"Science," Friday, August 30, 1929

Physical Description: (3 copies).
Box 3, Folder 7

"The Will Day Historical Collection of Cinematograph and Moving Picture Equipment," 1930

Scope and Content Note

Includes caricature of Will Day).
Box 3, Folder 8

"For Your Confidential Information": A Letter to Roger W. Babson from Carl E. Milliken, May 7, 1929

Physical Description: (2 copies)

Scope and Content Note

Includes accompanying correspondence).
Box 3, Folder 9

"International Photographer," June 19, 1929

Physical Description: (2 copies).
Box 3, Folder 10

"The Stanford Illustrated Review," June 1929

Physical Description: (3 copies).
Box 3, Folder 11

"Distribution of Electricity," January 1932.

Box 3, Folder 12

Miscellaneous clippings and flyers.

 

Series 5. Nitrate Negatives

Box 4, Folder 1

18 Nitrate negatives (used in publication by Miles).

 

Series 6. Glass Positives

Box 5

Glass positives (Print box)

Physical Description: 32 slides and a few small fragments.
 

Series 7. Printing Blocks

Box 6

Photographic half-tone printing blocks

Physical Description: 9 printing blocks and 1 rubber stamp.
 

Series 8. Oversize ephemera

Box 7

"The Times Film Number," London Edition, March 19, 1929.