John L. Sperry negatives

Special Collections & University Archives
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University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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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

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Publication Rights

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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