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Finding Aid for the Donna M. Wilson Collection of Brazilian Slides by John S. Stiles, Jr., ca. 1954-1956
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Donna M. Wilson Collection of Brazilian Slides by John S. Stiles, Jr.
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1954-1956
    Collection number: 1750
    Creator: Stiles, John S.
    Extent: 1500 slides in 1 binder.
    Abstract: Collection of color photographic slides that feature the travels of John S. Stiles Jr. from circa 1954 to 1956. The focus of his work documents his tour of Brazil as an agent for the United States Department of Agriculture. The collection also includes images from his travels to Peru, the eastern United States and Canada.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Biography

    John S. Stiles Jr. was an employee of the United States Department of Agriculture. He enjoyed photography which he incorporated into his work and travels for the government agency.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of color photographic slides that feature the travels of John S. Stiles Jr. from circa 1954 to 1956. The focus of his work documents his tour of Brazil as an agent for the United States Department of Agriculture. The collection also includes images from his travels to Peru, the eastern United States and Canada. This collection provides a unique perspective of an American's interests in Brazilian culture. Much of the imagery of Brazil present the culture, landscape and agriculture, with a particular interest in local methods, technology, flora and fauna. Several other highlights include coastal and interior traditions such as: Carnaval, ferias (markets), jangadas (wooden boats), and fazendas (plantations).

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection was arranged so that the box number within the finding aid corresponds to the "file number" of the slide sheet. This collection consists of 65 slides sheets, which hold 20 images per sheet.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Stiles, John S. --Archives.
    Brazil --Description and travel --Photographs.