Scope and Content
Title: Stephen James Sedgwick Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1858-1906
Collection number: 301
Sedgwick, Stephen James, b. 1820
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: 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.
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.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
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.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Additional Physical Form Available
A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house
consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
- Public Services Division
- UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
- Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
- Box 951575
- Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
- Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
[Identification of item], Stephen James Sedgwick Papers (Collection 301). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of the papers and correspondence of Professor Stephen James Sedgwick. Includes materials from his illustrated
lecture courses on the geography and geology of the Union Pacific Railroad route and the American West.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Sedgwick, Stephen James, b. 1820--Archives.
Union Pacific Railroad Company.
Naturalists--New York (City)--Archival resources.
West (U.S.)--Description and travel.