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Middle East Photograph Album
Bernath Mss 68  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Middle East Photograph Album,
    Date (inclusive): ca. latter 1930s - mid 1940s
    Collection Number: Bernath Mss 68
    Creator: Matson Photo Service
    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

    Middle East Photograph Album. Bernath Mss 68. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2003.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photograph album with more than 150 black/white images taken by the Matson Photo Service (Jerusalem, Palestine), ca. latter 1930s-mid 1940s. Mainly Palestine (Tiberias, Mt. Hermon, Dagania, Haifa, Akka, Tel-Aviv, Bethlehem, Ramallah, and Jerusalem); also Egypt (Port Said, Ismailia, Alexandria, Memphis, Cairo, the Nile, Pyramids, Sphinx, National Museum), Iraq (Baghdad, Kadimain, Babylon, Ur, Euphrates River, Kufa, Mosul, Kirkuk), Syria (Damascus, Aleppo, Palmyra), and Lebanon (Baalbek, Nakura, Damour Valley, Beirut). Included are many shots of local residents, street scenes, buildings, monuments, and countryside.