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John L. Sperry negatives
MS 431  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John L. Sperry negatives
    Date (inclusive): 1916-1931
    Collection Number: MS 431
    Creator: Sperry, John L., 1894-1954
    Extent: 1.83 linear feet (4 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The collection consists of 20 albums with negatives and 3 reels of film taken by Riverside resident and lepidopterist John L. Sperry from 1916-1931. The negatives mostly were taken during vacations, and depict natural areas and parks throughout the United States.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections & University Archives regarding the availability of materials for research use.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some material in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. John L. Sperry negatives (MS 431). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Leo Schouest, 2018.

    Biographical Note

    John L. Sperry was born in Rhode Island in 1894, and attended Brown University. He moved to Riverside, California, with his wife Grace H. Sperry in 1925, where she worked as a naturalist and he became one of the leading lepidopterists in the United States. He passed away in 1954 at the age of 60.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of 20 albums with negatives and 3 reels of film taken by Riverside resident and lepidopterist John L. Sperry from 1916-1931. The negatives mostly were taken during vacations, and depict natural areas and parks throughout the United States.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Natural areas
    National parks and reserves

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Negatives (photographs)
    Travel photography
    Video recordings