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Finding aid for the Henry E. Roberts Collection
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Box: 1-6

Series 1. Glass Plates 1888-1930

Physical Description: 211 items, 2 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content Summary

The glass plate negatives of the Roberts Collection cover most of Henry Roberts' time as photo concessioner at General Grant National Park, now Kings Canyon National Park, as well as photos from later in his life. The glass plates vary in size. Most are black and white; some are hand painted in color.

Arrangement

Organized into the following file units, first by size and then category: Size: 1. Small, 2. Medium, 3. Large. Categories: 1. Creeks/Rivers, 2. Falls, 3. Fauna, 4. Flora, 5. Foothills, 6. Lakes, 7. Landmarks, 8. Logging, 9. Other, 10. Outside of Park, 11. Portraits/People, 12. Scenics, 13. Sequoias, 14. Sites/Structures, 15. Stereographs. Arranged primarily by classification scheme.
Box: 1-2

Subseries 1.1 Small Glass Plates 1888-1930

Physical Description: 127 items.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

The small glass plate negatives of the Roberts Collection cover various periods of Henry Roberts' time as photo concessioner at General Grant National Park, now Kings Canyon National Park. The small glass plates very in size and while most are black and white, a select few are hand painted in color.

Arrangement

Organized into the following file units: 1. Creeks/Rivers, 2. Falls, 3. Fauna, 4. Flora, 5. Foothills, 6. Lakes, 7. Landmarks, 8. Logging, 9. Other, 10. Outside of Park, 11. Portraits/People, 12. Scenics, 13. Sequoias, 14. Sites/Structures, 15. Stereographs.
Box: 3-4

Subseries 1.2 Medium Glass Plates 1888-1930

Physical Description: 57 items.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

The medium glass plate negatives of the Roberts Collection cover various periods of Henry Roberts' time as photo concessioner at General Grant National Park, now Kings Canyon National Park. Most of medium glass are black and white, a select few are hand painted in color.

Arrangement

Organized into the following file units: 1. Creeks/Rivers, 2. Falls, 3. Fauna, 4. Flora, 5. Foothills, 6. Lakes, 7. Landmarks, 8. Logging, 9. Other, 10. Outside of Park, 11. Portraits/People, 12. Scenics, 13. Sequoias, 14. Sites/Structures, 15. Stereographs.
Box: 5-6

Subseries 1.3 Large Glass Plates 1888-1930

Physical Description: 27 items.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

The large glass plate negatives of the Roberts Collection cover various periods of Henry Roberts' time as photo concessioner at General Grant National Park, now Kings Canyon National Park. Most of large glass are black and white, a select few are hand painted in color.

Arrangement

Organized into the following file units: 1. Creeks/Rivers, 2. Falls, 3. Fauna, 4. Flora, 5. Foothills, 6. Lakes, 7. Landmarks, 8. Logging, 9. Other, 10. Outside of Park, 11. Portraits/People, 12. Scenics, 13. Sequoias, 14. Sites/Structures, 15. Stereographs.
Box: 1-3

Series 3. Prints 1888-1950

Physical Description: 464 items.

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Roberts collection prints consist of about 464 miscellaneous prints which do not match to any negatives. The prints fit into various sub categories ranging from scenes inside the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park to portraits of Roberts' family. The prints are various in size. Most of them are black and white; a few oversize pints are hand colored.

Arrangement

Organized by size and then by category: Size: 1. Small, 2. Medium, 3. Large. Categories: 1. Creeks/Rivers, 2. Falls, 3. Fauna, 4. Flora, 5. Foothills, 6. Lakes, 7. Landmarks, 8. Logging, 9. Other, 10. Outside of Park, 11. Portraits/People, 12. Scenics, 13. Sequoias, 14. Sites/Structures, 15. Stereographs.
Box: 1

Subseries 3.1 Small Prints 1888-1950

Physical Description: 374 items.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

The small prints consist of about 374 miscellaneous prints which do not match to any negatives. The prints fit into various sub categories ranging from scenes inside the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park to portraits of Roberts' family. All of the small prints are black and white.

Arrangement

Categories: 1. Creeks/Rivers, 2. Falls, 3. Fauna, 4. Flora, 5. Foothills, 6. Lakes, 7. Landmarks, 8. Logging, 9. Other, 10. Outside of Park, 11. Portraits/People, 12. Scenics, 13. Sequoias, 14. Sites/Structures, 15. Stereographs.
Box: 2-3

Subseries 3.2 Medium Prints 1888-1950

Physical Description: 80 items.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

The medium prints consist of about 80 miscellaneous prints which do not match to any negatives. The prints fit into various sub categories ranging from scenes inside the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park to portraits of Roberts' family. All of the small prints are black and white.

Arrangement

Categories: 1. Creeks/Rivers, 2. Falls, 3. Fauna, 4. Flora, 5. Foothills, 6. Lakes, 7. Landmarks, 8. Logging, 9. Other, 10. Outside of Park, 11. Portraits/People, 12. Scenics, 13. Sequoias, 14. Sites/Structures, 15. Stereographs.
Box: 3

Subseries 3.3 Large Medium 1888-1950

Physical Description: 10 items.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

The large prints consist of about 10 oversize miscellaneous prints which do not match to any negatives. The prints fit into various sub categories ranging from scenes inside the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park to portraits of Roberts' family. The large prints vary in size. Most of them are black and white; a few oversize prints are hand painted.

Arrangement

Categories: 1. Creeks/Rivers, 2. Falls, 3. Fauna, 4. Flora, 5. Foothills, 6. Lakes, 7. Landmarks, 8. Logging, 9. Other, 10. Outside of Park, 11. Portraits/People, 12. Scenics, 13. Sequoias, 14. Sites/Structures, 15. Stereographs.
Box: 1-3

Series 4. Stereographs 1888-1980

Physical Description: 300 items.

Series Scope and Content Summary

The stereographs of the Roberts Collection cover primarily one trip of Henry Roberts to the Kings Canyon region. The stereographs are all one size. All are black and white.

Arrangement

Organized into the following file units: 1. Creeks/Rivers; 2. Falls; 3. Fauna; 4. Flora; 5. Foothills; 6. Lakes; 7. Landmarks; 8. Logging; 9. Other; 10. Outside of Park; 11. Portraits/People; 12. Scenics; 13. Sequoias; 14. Sites/Structures; and 15. Stereographs.
Box: 1

Series 5. Slides 1888-1950

Physical Description: 30 items.

Series Scope and Content Summary

he Roberts slide collection consists of about 30 slides which vary in subject from photographs of prints to family vacations. The slides are mostly black and white, a few are color.
Box: 1-2

Series 6. Correspondence 1888-1950

Physical Description: 151 items.

Series Scope and Content Summary

The correspondence of the Roberts Collection consists mostly of letters written to and from Henry Roberts' wife Edna Roberts. There are a few personal documents in the correspondence collection as well, including Henry Roberts and Edna Roberts divorce papers.

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically by last name, then chronologically.
Box: 1-3

Series 7. H.E. Roberts letters and articles 1924-1944

Physical Description: 236 items.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of material kept by Harold Roberts, the grandson of H.E. Roberts. Principally letters written by his grandfather, the collection also includes photographs and park ephemera. It dates from 1924 to 1944.
Box: 1-2

Subseries 7.1 Letters 1924-1944

Physical Description: 215 items.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

The letters consists of correspondence between Henry Roberts and his son Edmund Roberts.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box: 3

Subseries 7.2 Prints and ephemera 1924-1944

Physical Description: 21 items.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of photographs and park ephemera.