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The American Magic-Lantern Theater:

Collection Size:
Between 1,001 - 5,000 lantern slides

Collection Strengths:
Our collection specializes in the 250+/- illustrated sets (stories, songs, secret society, Bible) by Joseph Boggs Beale, including many of his own copies of his 2,000+/- slides, plus paintings, negatives, sketches, family material, etc. Other slides appro...

Collection Dates:
1860-1879 to 1990-1999

Major period of collection development:
1980-90 (Collecting is still on-going)

Intellectual Access:
Personal requests, usually through the Magic-Lantern Society, or through our web site.

Special Collections:
Joseph Boggs Beale Collection, artist, 1881-1914, images created by Beale for C. W. Briggs Company, a national wholesaler of illustrated slides. Extensive information on Beale available. Stoddard's Collection. Carter's Collection, probably from the 1870s; gave shows up until 1900s.

Special Strengths:
American Magic-Lantern Theater presents slides in shows as they were originally to be seen, on-screen. Shows are in theaters, museums, fairs, film festivals, schools.

Special Projects:
Book, Cinema Before Film: The Victorian Magic-Lantern and America's First Great Screen in progress.

Future plans:
Continue giving shows in theater. Publish the book in two-three years, I hope!

Date of Survey: 03/03/2004
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Arizona State Archives:

Collection Size:
0-500

Collection Strengths:
Anthropology

Collection Dates:
1880-1899 to 1920-1929 Major period of collection development:
1890-1915

Intellectual Access:
All of our lantern slides have been scanned and are included in our online database. We do not allow use of the originals.

Special Collections:
James McClintock Collection: about 250 slides of historical Arizona scenes.McClintock may have taken these slides himself, and used them for promotion of Arizona at events throughout the US. He was the first State Historian.

Special Projects:
About 450 McClintock and other assorted lantern slides were cleaned and scanned four years ago and added to our photo database, which currently has 33,000 images in digital formats and full internet access.The slides were seldom used previously...

Future Plans:
Continue to store in a controlled environment.

Date of Survey: 03/25/2004
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Arizona State Museum:

Collection Size:
20,001-40,000

Collection Strengths:
Anthropological topics, world views, ethnography, human remains

Collection Dates:
1900-1909 to 1990-1999

Major period of collection development:
1950s(?)

Intellectual Access:
Card Catalog and Accession Logs

Special Collections:
Robert Zingg with Wendell Bennett: 30 glass lantern slides of expeditions in northwest Mexico among the Tarahumara and Huichol, 1930s.

Future Plans:
Rehouse in proper archival storage containers

Date of Survey:05/18/2005
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Brooklyn Museum of Art, Libraries & Archives

Collection Size:
10,001-20,000

Collection Strengths:
Native American peoples (North, South, Central); Egypt; Asia; European cathedrals.

Collection Dates:
1880-1899 to 1960-1969

Intellectual Access:
Described to the series and subseries level in an archives finding aid; collection-level record in OPAC.

Special Collections:
Goodyear Archival Collection: images of European cathedrals (1895-1914) and Paris Exposition (1901).

Special Projects:
In 1990, we undertook a massive weeding of the library's collection, transferring copy stand slides to an educational institution, rehousing the slides into new drawer units, and creating a finding aid. We are currently involved in digitizing the images.

Future Plans:
Following the Goodyear digitization project, we will evaluate other portions of the collection and anticipate continuing efforts to digitize and make them available.

Date of Survey: 03/09/2004
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Broward County Library

Collection Size:
0-500

Collection Strengths:
History of costume including western and Indian dress; history of the home including "primitive dwellings.All slides were produced by Pennsylvania's WPA Museum Extension Project.

Collection Dates:
1990-1999 to 1990-1999

Intellectual Access:
Database can be accessed via website: http://digital.browardlibrary.org/wpa

Special Collections:
WPA Museum Extension Project Collection; Dianne and Michael Bienes Special Collections

Special Projects:
All are in our special collection of WPA Museum Extension Project material, all are from Pennsylvania WPA MEP. Sets with number of slides are: "American Dwellings" (3); "Asiatic Costume" (4); "History of the Home-Architectural Drawings" (18); "Indian Cost

Date of Survey: 03/17/2004
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Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)

Collection Size (Lantern Slides):
0-500

Collection Dates:
1860-1879 to 1970-1979

Major period of collection development:
1980s-1990s

Intellectual Access:
Database and Accession Logs

Special Collections:
Frederick Evans

Date of Survey: 05/30/2005
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