Glass Lantern Slide Collection

Glass Lantern Slide Collection Ms.2019.040


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
specref@vt.edu
URL: http://spec.lib.vt.edu

Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2019.040
Title
Glass Lantern Slide Collectionundated
Quantity
0.4 Cubic Feet 2 boxes
Language
The majority of the lantern slides are labeled in English, but some materials are labeled in French, German, or Italian.
Abstract
This collection consists of a set of glass lantern slides of architectural buildings and elements from around the world, especially Britain, France, German, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, and a number of ancient civiliations, including Etruscan, Roman, Egyptian, and Persian. This also includes a set of lantern slides that were simply label "Gaudet," followed by a number.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials and/or to request reproduction or publication use.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Glass Lantern Collection, Ms2019-040, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The glass lantern slides in this collection were found in a box when materials were being moved out of a location in Special Collections in 2009. It is unknown where they came from, though their content suggests they may have been teaching tools for a faculty member or a collection of images for research.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the glass lantern slides was completed in September 2019.

Appraisal

About two dozen slides were found to be damaged beyond use or repair during processing and they were removed from the collection.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of a set of glass lantern slides of architectural buildings and elements from around the world, especially Britain, France, German, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, and a number of ancient civiliations, including Etruscan, Roman, Egyptian, and Persian. This also includes a set of lantern slides that were simply label "Guadet," followed by a number.

Arrangement

Glass lantern slides were organized by country of origin of the subject (building or architectural element), based on the identifying labels. Slides were individually housed and arranged in alphabetical order by country. The series of slides labeled "Guadet" are at the end of the collection in numerical order.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Architecture (discipline)
  • Architecture -- Study and teaching

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Glass Lantern Slide Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Technical Access

The lantern slides may be viewed on their own, but they may be viewed more easily with the use of a light box. Special Collections and University Archives can provide a light box upon request.


Container List

box 1
Glass lantern slides, alphabetical by country, Britain-Italy
box 2
Glass lantern slides, alphabetical by country, Italy-Spain; Structural elements; Guadet numbered figures