Photo Collection (PC) 152
World Civilizations Instruction Lantern Slides
Acquisition And Processing Information
The slides in this collection were received at the Washington State University Librariesí Mansucripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) at an unknown date prior to 1998, and retained without an accession number. Most likely they were held in the Librariesí Audio-Visual Services department, and transferred to MASC ca. 1992 when that department was split into what is now Academic Media Services (AMS) and the Librariesí Media, Materials, and Reserves (MMR). They were processed by Hannah Robinson in June 2012 and re-housed by Katrina Burch in August 2012.
Number of containers: 27 boxes
Linear feet of shelf space: 9
Approximate number of images: 2200
At Washington State University (then College) lantern slides were commonly used for classroom instruction from the earliest days of the school up into the 1940s and 1950s, using either commercially produced slides or slides created either by the instructor or the schoolís media department. Lantern slides were originally introduced in 1849; they were photographs printed onto glass plates for projection onto a wall or screen for viewing. They became ubiquitous in classroom use following the development of the electric light. .
This photo collection consists of approximately 2200 glass lantern slides depicting images from different countries, circa 1890-1930.
The collection is organized alphabetically by country. With each country, where a numerical order existed the items were arranged in that order. The numbers were likely either an order of display created by the instructor who compiled them, or an inventory number/sequence applied by the company which created them.
This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright may apply.
The suggested citation for the collection is:
World Civilizations Instruction Lantern Slides, ca. 1890-1930s (PC 152)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries