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Joseph N. LeConte photograph collection.
BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 10--NNEG; BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 11--NNEG; BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 12--NNEG; BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 13--NNEG; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Joseph N. LeConte photograph collection
Sierra Club collection

Creator/Contributor:

LeConte, Joseph N. (Joseph Nisbet), 1870-1950, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984

Abstract:

The collection consists primarily of photographs taken in the Sierra Nevada, but also includes LeConte family photographs and photographs taken at various spots in California (including UC Berkeley views and views after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.) Some negatives from LeConte's travels abroad are present.

Date:

1890-1920 (issued)

Subject:

Sierra Club -- Pictorial works

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Collection composed of 9 boxes (photographic prints), 7 boxes (lantern slides), 46 boxes (glass negatives), 13 boxes (nitrate film negatives), and 3 cartons (original annotated negative sleeves, with negatives removed).
Photographic prints (5x7) made by Ansel Adams from the original glass plate negatives while held by the Sierra Club. Approximately 2,000 or more prints were made between 1965 and early 1968 as part of a grant-funded projected initiated by University of California, Berkeley doctoral student in geology and geophysics, Robert R. Curry. Limited funds meant only a selection of the LeConte negatives could be printed, but Curry indicated that those printed represented "over 80 percent of the negative collection made between 1890 and 1910." Curry was apparently involved in selection. One set of prints was made for the Sierra Club (San Francisco), and a second, perhaps larger, set was given to the Bancroft Library by Curry in May 1968. The negatives were turned over to The Bancroft Library by the Sierra Club in 1974 as part of the larger transfer of Sierra Club records and photographic collections. The numbering of the prints and negatives is discontinuous; the missing numbers are not accounted for. Curry noted evidence that LeConte himself discarded damaged negatives and crossed them off of his notebook inventory, however some are not accounted for that have not been crossed off.
Some prints titled on back in the hand of Ansel Adams, who copied the information from LeConte's annotations on negative sleeves.
Any vintage prints owned by LeConte are believed to have been destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. Some vintage prints survive in various Sierra Club albums (BANC PIC 1971.031 : various volumes).
Negative numbers 10,000 and higher were not numbered by LeConte, but were later assigned (by R. Curry) to un-numbered images. They appear to date to the 1890s.
For more on LeConte's photographic work, see Sierra Club Bulletin v.29 no. 5. p.41-46 (1944).
STORED OFF CAMPUS. Advance notice required for use.
RESTRICTED ORIGINAL NEGATIVES. USE VIEWING PRINTS ONLY (Stored off-site as BANC PIC 1971.034--PIC) : Use of originals only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
NITRATE NEGATIVES CLOSED TO RESEARCH DUE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS.
Additional LeConte photographs will be found in various albums of the Sierra Club collection, (including numerous original LeConte albums) and in four albums of prints prepared by Ansel Adams in 1944 (BANC PIC 1971.071--ALB). In some cases these albums duplicate items in the present collection, but in other cases the albums contain photographs not found here.
Unpublished finding aid available, consisting of captions copied from LeConte's notebooks.
Negatives transferred from the Sierra Club, 1974. Some prints from Robert R. Curry, 1968. Other material may have various sources. Forms part of the Sierra Club collection.

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

photonegative
photoprint
ca. 5,000 items (glass & film negatives, lantern slides, and photographic prints)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 10--NNEG
BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 11--NNEG
BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 12--NNEG
BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 13--NNEG
BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 14--NNEG
BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 15--NNEG
BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 16--NNEG
BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 17--NNEG
BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 18--NNEG
BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 19--NNEG
BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 20--NNEG
BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 21--NNEG
BANC PIC 1971.034--NNEG Box 22--NNEG
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 1-49
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 50-112
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 119-182
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 183-248
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 249-287
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 300-352
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 353-385
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 386-417
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 419-464
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 465-521
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 522-553
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 554-602
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 603-632
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 633-671
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 673-693
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 695-743
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 744-761
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 762-790
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 791-819
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 820-850
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 885-923
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 925-950
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 951-973
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 974-1019
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 1030-1053
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 1054-1119
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 1120-1145
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 1146-1170
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 1171-1222
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 1224-1304
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 1305-1385
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 1386-1486
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 1487-1601
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 1602-1823
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 1824-1969
BANC PIC 1971.034--PIC 1925-2417
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 1970-2032
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG 2033-2101
BANC PIC 1971.034--PIC 1-611
BANC PIC 1971.034--PIC 612-1142
BANC PIC 1971.034--PIC 1143-1924
BANC PIC 1971.034--PIC 2418-2962
BANC PIC 1971.034--PIC 2963-3480
BANC PIC 1971.034--PIC 3481-3862
BANC PIC 1971.034--PIC 3863-10124
BANC PIC 1971.034--PIC 10125-
BANC PIC 1971.034--LAN Box 1
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG Box 1
BANC PIC 1971.034--LAN Box 2
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG Box 2
BANC PIC 1971.034--LAN Box 3
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG Box 3
BANC PIC 1971.034--LAN Box 4
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG Box 4
BANC PIC 1971.034--LAN Box 5
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG Box 5
BANC PIC 1971.034--LAN Box 6
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG Box 6
BANC PIC 1971.034--LAN Box 7
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG Box 7
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG Box 8
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG Box 9
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG Carton 1 (1-1006)
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG Carton 2 (1007-1865)
BANC PIC 1971.034--NEG Carton 3 (1870-10124)
BANC PIC 1971.034
BANC PIC 1971.034--PIC

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

STORED OFF CAMPUS. Advance notice required for use.
RESTRICTED ORIGINAL NEGATIVES. USE VIEWING PRINTS ONLY (Stored off-site as BANC PIC 1971.034--PIC) : Use of originals only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
NITRATE NEGATIVES CLOSED TO RESEARCH DUE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS.