University of Pennsylvania papers relating to Eadweard Muybridge's studies on animal locomotion

Collection ID:
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904
Physical Description:
0.1 Linear feet
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Printed matter (1885-1890), receipts, and certificates (1888-1899) include the prospectus and final publication of ANIMAL LOCOMOTION (1887), the Library of Congress register of copyright, clippings, and insurance certificates. Correspondence (1886-1901) generally relates to the University's effort to sell the equipment after the project's completion and contains 17 letters from Muybridge.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Muybridge contracted with the University of Pennsylvania in 1883 to conduct and publish animal locomotion studies.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4399 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in University of Pennsylvania Archives.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

Other Title
Other Title
Eadweard Muybridge collection (microfilm title)

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Related Materials
University of Pennsylvania papers on Eadweard Muybridge; Also located at; International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
A finding aid prepared by the University of Pennsylvania Archives appears on the microfilm.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photography -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photography -- Equipment and supplies Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photography -- Early works to 1900 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904 -- Animal locomotion Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Pennsylvania Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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