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Finding Aid for the Stephen James Sedgwick Papers, ca. 1858-1906
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Description
Stephen James Sedgwick (1820- ) was a member of the Photographic Corps of the Union Pacific Railroad. He took photographs for a history of the railroad's the route west of the Missouri River. His experience led to a series of lectures and exhibitions throughout the eastern U.S. The collection consists of Sedgwick's papers and correspondence.
Background
Sedgwick was born in 1820; he became a teacher in the New York City public schools, lecturer in natural history, and photographer who compiled genealogical materials on the Sedgwick family; in 1865 he joined the Photographic Corps of the Union Pacific Railroad and tranversed the route west of the Missouri River, shooting photographs for a history of the region; the experience led to a series of lectures and exhibitions throughout the eastern U.S.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.