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Stollman (Israel) collection
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Comprising over 9,100 items, the majority of which are card stereographs (mounted photographic prints), the Israel Stollman collection of stereographs focuses on views of cities and urban areas, especially in the United States. As such the collection is not only a significant resource on the development of modern urban sites, but it also encapsulates the history of the production of stereographs, which flourished from the 1850s through the 1930s. The collection also contains a small number of transparencies and images printed on glass in the form of stereographs and lantern slides, a collection of stereo viewers, and small amount of related ephemera.
Israel Stollman, FAICP, was an American urban planner. He was born in 1923 on the Lower East Side of New York, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants. Stollman completed a BS in social science with an independent major in housing and planning from City College of New York in 1947 after taking two-and-one-half years off during World War II to serve in the Army Air Corps. The following year he received a master's degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
61.4 Linear Feet (84 boxes, 2 flatfile folders, 1 roll)
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