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Preliminary Guide to the Philip Hanson Hiss Photograph Collection
Bernath Mss 76  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Philip Hanson Hiss Photograph Collection,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1939-early 1940s
    Collection Number: Bernath Mss 76
    Creator: Hiss (Philip Hanson)
    Extent: .4 linear feet (1 document box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special 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

    Philip Hanson Hiss Photograph Collection. Bernath Mss 76. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2003.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains 120+ black/white professional photographs of people and scenes in Aruba, Bali, Bonaire, Curacao, Hawaii, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Martin, and Surinam, taken by Philip Hanson Hiss (1910-1988), ca. 1939-early 1940s.
    Hiss was a photographer, author, and world traveler who, during World War II, served in the Office of Strategic Service (OSS). Photos from this collection appear in Hiss' books, Bali (1941) and Netherlands America: The Dutch Territories in the West (1943). The images appearing in the books have accompanying captions.