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Hopkins Transportation Collection Photographs
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Hopkins Transportation Collection photographs
    Identifier/Call Number: M0234
    Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1870-1964 (inclusive), 1877-1943 (bulk)
    Date (bulk): bulk
    Abstract: Images depicting transportation from various sources.

    Scope and Content

    Miscellaneous photograph collection containing accessions of original and copy prints depicting railroads, street cars, airplanes, automobiles, ships and other forms of transportation. Material was formerly part of Stanford's Hopkins Transportation Library. Images are in a variety of formats - mounted and unmounted, paper prints (possibly contacts or reprints), copy prints & negatives, etc. Collection is not limited to photographs (see Box 1 especially). Likewise, other HTL collections may also contain photos.
    Of note are several albumen prints attributed to Alfred Hart's Central Pacific series (many of which appear to be variously cropped versions of negatives) as well as large photographs of a Ladies Driving Club in England. There is also a memoir about Lawrence Hargrave by A.E. Beriman, material relating to the Royal Aeronautical Society and The Early Birds of Aviation, and a piece of original fabric from the Wright Brothers plane at Kitty Hawk. Also includes railroad stock certificates, the aviation papers of Stanley H. Page, and other miscellaneous materials relating to transportation.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Hopkins Transportation Collection Photographs, M0234, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Received from various sources.

    Publication Rights

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Railroads -- History
    Aeronautics -- History.
    Automobiles -- History
    Ships -- History