John L. Sperry negatives
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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.
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Gift of Leo Schouest, 2018.
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.
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
National parks and reserves