Natural History Museum Film and Photograph File, 1918-1998 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 15/24/57
Volume: 2.8 cubic feet
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Description: Natural History Museum Film and Photograph file includes photographs, drawings, postcards, 16mm motion picture (silent) film, lantern slides, and glass negatives relating to museum personnel and students, collections and specimens, and exhibition materials. Subjects include the Hottes Project, cultural anthropolical photographs (early 20th century) from Bali, Arizona, Alaska, Canada, Mexico City, Florida, Yosemite, New Orleans, and zoos, railroads, markets, animals, mountain ranges, rock formations, forests, glaciers, volcanoes, and Native Americans, including the Hopi, Blackfeet, Crow, Chi Chi, and Squaw tribes. Museum personnel featured in photographs include Donald Hoffmeister, William Severingham, Raymond Lee, John S. Hall, Fran Kruidenier, Frank Smith, Frank C. Baker, and Leverett Adams. This series also includes photographic prints of southeastern Illinois (Olney, Richland County, Mt. Carmel, White River, and Wabash River) 1885-ca. 1890 with scenes of trees, town and country houses, tree-clearing, and area residents.