Contents and Arrangement

Nizhni Tagil Dunite Massif. Platinum Dredge, 1937

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This collection consists of 58 lantern slides taken by Princeton University professor of geology, Arthur Buddington, during a working trip to Russia in 1937. These slides were probably used for lectures, but there are no notes associated with the images to provide any context. Most of the slides are photographic images, but there are also slides with charts, graphs, and diagrams. The slides are labeled, presumably by Buddington, and those labels were transcribed for the folder titles. Researchers should note that some names are spelled in more than one way, per Buddington's labels. It is unclear from the slides the purpose of the trip, geologically speaking.

Images are largely of geological interest, particularly of deposits, mines, and quarries. However, there are images of people participating on the trip, identified in most cases only by surname, including Bruce, Hiesleitner or Hissleitner, Junner, Wade, Dave Williams of the London School of Mines, and Zavaritsky who served as the leader of the Urals trip; as well as images of the housing for the scientists and a lecture given, presumably, by the participants of the trip. Finally, there are a few interesting images providing context to the political environment of the years leading up to World War II, including monuments to and portraits of Stalin at train stations and barbed wire at the Finland/U.S.S.R. border.

Researchers studying the geology of Russia will find this collection to be of interest. Those looking for images of pre-World War II Russia will find only a few useful images.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were removed during 2013 processing.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Special Requirements for Access:

The glass-plate negatives are fragile and require special handling in the reading room.

Credit this material:

Nizhni Tagil Dunite Massif. Platinum Dredge; Arthur Buddington Lantern Slides of Russia, C1448, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1

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