Guide to the Roland A. McCrady Photograph Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0710
Creators:
McCrady, Roland A., 1892-
Forbes, Janice McCrady
McCrady, Allen
McCrady, James Hamilton, 1853-1929
Dates:
1906
1913
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a photograph album containing photoprints of the construction of the Panama Canal during a trip to Latin America (1913), and photographs of other Caribbean localities where McCrady stopped while on his ship
Prinz Joachim
. Also 104 photoprints of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire, 1906. the San Francisco earthquake and fire photographs may have been made by McCrady's father, James Hamilton McCrady. Many of the photographs are annotated and dated.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into 3 series.
Series 1: San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906
Series 2: Trip to Panama Canal and Costa Rica, 1913
Series 3: Panama Canal Construction Album, 1913

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Roland A. McCrady was born Oct. 10, 1892 in Rankin, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania; graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1913. He used a graduation gift of $500 from his father to travel on the Prinz Joachim to the Panama Canal, and apparently also photographed other Caribbean localities, including Jamaica and Costa Rica.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, 2003.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Allen McCrady and Janice McCrady Forbes (children of Roland McCrady), 2003.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Roland A. McCrady Photograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Allen McCrady and Janice McCrady Forbes.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Allen McCrady and Janice McCrady Forbes (children of Roland McCrady). The Panama Canal and Caribbean photographs were made by Roland McCrady, but the donors believe the photographs of San Francisco, found in the collection of their mother after her death in 1986, may have been made by Roland's father, James Hamilton McCrady. The hand-written captions on some of the photographs are not by either Roland McCrady or his wife.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Costa Rica Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jamaica Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caribbean Area Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Disasters -- 1900-1910 -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama Canal (Panama) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Francisco (Calif.) -- 1900-1910 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Earthquakes -- 1900-1910 -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canals -- Panama Topic 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