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Lantern slides collection
MS 277  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lantern slides collection
    Date (inclusive): circa 1850-1930
    Collection Number: MS 277
    Extent: 1.83 linear feet (5 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This collection contains a variety of lantern slides depicting geographical areas, buildings and ruins, famous individuals, and people of various countries.
    Languages: The collection is in English.


    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections 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]. Lantern slides collection (MS 277). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Provenance unknown.

    Processing History

    Processed by Serena Rodholm, Student Processing Assistant, 2017.
    Processing of the Lantern slides collection was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    This collection contains lantern slides depicting a variety of subjects, including geographical locations such as Israel, Palestine, and Mexico. There are several plates of landmarks in these geographical areas, including buildings, ruins, fountains, and mountains. The collection also includes plates of unknown individuals and historical figures, most notably George Washington.
    The majority of the slides in the collection include captions, with titles in brackets provided by the processor when no caption was present.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into three series as follows:
    • Series 1. Locations, circa 1850-1856, undated
    • Series 2. People, undated
    • Series 3. Buildings and ruins, undated

    Indexing Terms

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


    Washington, George, 1732-1799
    United States

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Lantern slides