Contents and Arrangement

Series 2: Unnumbered Slides and Notebook, 1910s-1930s

3 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series contains unnumbered and unlabeled lantern slides of California, as well as a notebook full of enumerated descriptions. While the enumeration in the notebook is not present on the slides, the locations and subjects appear to be the same. The notebook may refer to a numbering scheme that has been lost or the original order of the slides when they were described. In place of this order the slides have been arranged by topic.

Locations include the High Sierra mountains, the California coastline, the cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Riverside, the Tournament of Roses, Spanish Missions churches, scenes at a zoo, and colored slides of semi-precious rocks native to California.


This series is arranged by format and then alphabetically by assigned topic.

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 2: Unnumbered Slides and Notebook; 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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