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Gladys Pruessman Japan Photograph Album
Bernath Mss 45  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gladys Pruessman Japan Photograph Album,
    Date (inclusive): 1929
    Collection Number: Bernath Mss 45
    Creator: Pruessman, Gladys
    Extent: .3 linear feet (1 oversize box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur Oversize
    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

    Gladys Pruessman Japan Photograph Album. Bernath Mss 45. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2003.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photograph album of a General Electric executive's family in Japan, 1929, with about 300 b/w photos and ephemera such as newspaper clippings, telegrams, cards, ships' menus, passenger lists, postcards, pamphlets, invitations, theater tickets and programs, and hotel menus. Gladys [Mrs. Will] Pruessman accompanied her parents-in-law to Japan, where her father-in-law, Otto, was a V.P. of International G.E. and Managing Director of Tokyo Electric Co. In addition to snapshots of the family, the album includes numerous images (snapshots and commercial) of Yokohama, Tokyo, Miyanoshita, Nara, Nikko, street and countyside scenes, Kabuki theatre, as well as trips to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Manila, and a stop in Honolulu on the way home.