Guide to the Archives Center Glass Plate Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0246
Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
ca. 1910-1920.
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection designated for miscellaneous glass plates, unidentified and/or of unknown provenance. The plates included here are indexed, but additional items may be added to the collection. There are eight plates, both negatives and positives; subjects include a man with cog railway tracks(?), two images of an observatory and two of the moon, and four identical images (two negatives and two positives) of Henry A. Rowland with his ruling engine.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into two series.
Series 1: Silver Gelatin Plates (8 x 10)
Series 2: Silver Gelatin Plates (4 x 5)

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by David Haberstich, 1986
Author
David Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Immediate source of acquisition unknown. Found in collections, November 12, 1986.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Archives Center Glass Plate Collection, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Provenance of first eight items unknown. Additional acquisitions of miscellaneous glass plates may be added to this collection in the future.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cog railways Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moon Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transparencies Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ruling engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1910-1920 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Observatories Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burka, S. W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rowland, Henry Augustus Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives