Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Finding Aid for the Images of Montana and the West 1800-1919
Mont. coll. Photos  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (65.03 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
 
Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Images of Montana and the West,
    Date (inclusive): 1800-1919
    Collection number: Mont. coll. Photos
    Creator: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    Extent: 1 box (.4 linear feet)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: This collection contains images of people and places in the Montana and Dakota Territories and other locations in the western United States. Individuals photographed include Calamity Jane, Malcolm Clark, Theodore Roosevelt, and others. Places photographed include towns, mining camps, wilderness areas, and forts. Images primarily include originals and reproductions of black and white photographic prints and sketches; there is one stereographic print. Items date primarily from the 1860s to 1890s.
    Physical location: Clark Library
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts or photographs must be submitted in writing to the Clark Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Images of Montana and the West, Mont. coll. Photos, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    Most images were acquired from the Charles N. Kessler Papers of the Montana Collection. The Calamity Jane photograph was donated by Nancy Schreier in 1993. The photograph of Virginia City (#74) was donated by John Howell in 1937.

    Processing History

    Processed by Jamie Henricks, September 2009

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains images of people and places primarily in the Montana Territory. Individuals photographed include Calamity Jane, Malcolm Clark, Theodore Roosevelt, and others in Montana and Dakota Territories. Places photographed include towns, mining camps, wilderness areas, and forts. Other locations in the western United States are also included. Images include original black and white photographic prints, reproductions of black and white prints and sketches, cabinet cards, and one stereographic print. Items date primarily from the 1860s to 1890s.
    The photos retain their original order, and appear thematically. Photos are described by title or caption when possible, otherwise a title is supplied. The photographer and date is listed when available. Dimensions of items are given in centimeters. Many photos have further background information written in pencil about the subjects in the pictures, but this information is not included in the finding aid.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Dakota Territory--Pictorial works
    Helena (Mont.)--Pictorial works.
    Montana--Pictorial works
    Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
    Calamity Jane, 1852-1903
    Kessler, Charles N. (Charles Nickolas), 1874-1957
    West (U.S.)--Pictorial works

    Genres and Forms

    Photographs--United States--19th century