Contents and Arrangement

Series 1: Numbered Slides and Notebooks, 1910s-1930s

3 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series contains serialized lantern slides and two enumerated notebooks that describe them. The numbering of the slides consist of numbers (1-108), letters (A-Z and AA-SS), and alpha-numeric combinations (20b-20n). The two related notebooks contain numbered entries in the same formats. The manuscript material both describes the individual slides and provides a traveler narrative of the images in sequence.

Not all of the slides described in the notebooks are present.


This series is arranged by format, and thereafter by enumerated series.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Series 1: Numbered Slides and Notebooks; L. R. Higgins California Lantern Slide Collection, C1437, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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