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Schleicher (A.F.) scrapbooks
Mss 337  
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  • Access Restrictions
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: A.F. Schleicher scrapbooks
    Identifier/Call Number: Mss 337
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 7.02 linear feet (6 flat boxes)
    Creator: Schleicher, A. F.
    Date (inclusive): 1912-1929
    Abstract: The A.F. Schleicher collection is a series of six large photograph scrapbooks and documents the life and travels of Schleicher in the early 20th century.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], A.F. Schleicher scrapbooks, Mss 337. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Library purchase, 2017.

    Scope and Content

    The A.F. Schleicher collection is a series of six large photograph scrapbooks and documents the life and travels of Schleicher in the early 20th century.
    "Gus" Schleicher was a prominent figure in the social fraternal Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, commonly known as The Shriners. Schleicher was also involved in the Masonic fraternal organization for young men, the DeMolay, and hosted numerous parties at his home in the hills of Mill Valley in Marin County, California, which he referred to as "Olympus." He was an avid world traveler, and died in 1931 in a boating accident in Germany.
    This collection has been organized chronologically and by subject matter of the scrapbooks, and includes over 2,000 hand-colored and black-and-white photographs of Schleicher's travels and experiences. Inside of the scrapbooks, there are numerous annotations denoting the names and dates of people and places in the photographs. The albums also document the development and additions to his home in Mill Valley.
    There are also numerous photographs of Yosemite Park in California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Travel photography
    Photograph albums
    Scrapbooks