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Guide to the Embodied Information Teaching Collection
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series 1: The manuscript era and its precursors

Box 1, Folder 1

Samples of vellum and parchment.

Scope and Contents

[The dealer described the samples coming from sheep hides rasied by the local 4H program and auctioned off at the County Fair].
Box 2

Cochineal beetles

Box 2

Crushed up cochineal bettles

Box 2

Raw, blue lapis lazuli from Afghanistan

Box 2

Swan feathers

Box 3

Oak galls

Box 3

Handmade paper samples

Box 3

Model of a paper making mold

Box 3

Red, wax stick for sealing letters

Box 3

Stamp "T" to seal letters closed

Box 3

Tibetian reeds sewn together (as Roman clay tablets would have been)

Box 3

Liquid gold ink


Modern example of a feather quill with steel nib


series 2: Production of printed books

Box 1, Folder 2

Marbled paper.

Scope and Contents

Box 3

Small box filled with font


series 3: History of Readership

Box 1, Folder 3

Published book with extensive marginalia.

Scope and Contents

Buchanan, Milton A. Editor, La vida es sueño, comedia famosa de D. Pedro Calderon De La Barca. 1636, vol. 1,  University of Toronto Library, 1909.

series 4: History of Illustrations/Graphics

Box 1, Folder 4

Woodblock illustration.

Scope and Contents

[Relief of steamer at sea].

series 5: History of Photography

Box 1, Folder 5

Early photography.

Scope and Contents

Item 1: Tintype: an unidentified man and woman seated.  Item 2: Daguerreotype in case of an unidentified man. Item 3: Black and white photograph of an unidentified man leaning against car.
Box 1, Folder 6


Scope and Contents

Item 1: Festival Hall [from the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as the St. Louis World's Fair, held in St. Louis, Missouri]. Item 2: "Ouiatchouan Falls, Near St. John, N. B. Canada," 1913, produced by The Keystone View Company. Item 3: "A Few of India's Poverty-Stricken Millions-Characteristic Street in Madura, India," no date, produced by The Keystone View Company. Item 4: "Doge's Palace and San Marco, Venice, Italy," no date, no publisher information.
Box 1, Folder 7


Scope and Contents

Item 1: Sutro Heights, San Francisco, 1905. Item 2: Booklet of San Francisco historic prints from the Underwood Photo Archives, printed in 1988.
Box 1, Folder 8

Viewmaster reels.

Scope and Contents

Item 1: Walt Disney's Donald Duck in "Sky Hammock," Chip and Dale in "Flying Saucer Pilots," and Uncle $crooge [Scrooge] in "Donald's Gold Mine," no date. Item 2: "The 20th Century, 1934-Present," featuring Pearl Harbor Attack, Neil Armstrong walking on the Moon, Normandy invasion on D-Day, 1974. Item 2: "United States Cities," featuring St. Louis, San Francisco, New York. 1974. Item 3: "Westward Expansion, 1826-1849," featuring California Gold Rush, the Oregon Trail, Minnesota's lumbering boom, New York's Erie Canal,1974.
Box 1, Folder 9

Polaroids photographs.

Scope and Contents

Black and white polaroid picture of audio equipment, 1962 and original adversitment for the Polaroid Land Camera, no date.
Box 1, Folder 13

Photographic Negatives.

Scope and Contents

Item 1: photo negative, no date. Item 2: glass negative of an unidentified boy and girl, no date.
Box 2

Viewmaster, no date.

Box 4

Stereocope (reproduction).


series 6: History of Audiovisual materials

Box 1, Folder 10

45 RPM vinyl record [red].

Scope and Contents

"I Cried"  Side A and "Tell Her" Side B, by The Velvets, 1954.
Box 1, Folder 11

Reel to Reel tape.

Scope and Contents

Scotch Brand recording tape [blank?], 7 inch reel, no date.
Box 2

Piano roll.

Scope and Contents

"Peggy O'Neil," waltz, 1921. Produced by Supertone Player Word Rolls, [1921?].

series 7: Modern formats

Box 1, Folder 12

CD Rom.

Scope and Contents

"Hawking Pocket Cam," computer software for digital camera, no date.
Box 2


Scope and Contents

Microfilm reel, no date. "City Directories of the United States, Segment IV, 1902-1935. Albany, NY, Reel 7, 1914-1915."