Guide to the John Wiley Appalachian Trail Lantern Slides and Maps
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1194
Creators:
Wiley, John
Dates:
1904 - 1953
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 Cubic feet
1 box, 1 oversize folder
Repository:
The collection consists of maps of areas along the Appalachian Trail, some issued by clubs and trail conferences, and lantern slides depicting views of the Appalachian Trail, mountains, rivers, hikers, camp scenes, and canoeing, with special emphasis on Mt. Katahdin, Maine.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection includes ten maps of areas along the Appalachian Trail, some issued by clubs and trail conferences, and 26 lantern slides of views of the Trail in New England, specifically Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
Series 1, Lantern Slides, circa 1922, consists of twenty-six 3¼" x 4" inch black-and-white mounted-glass lantern slides depicting views of the Appalachian Trail, views of mountains, rivers, hikers, camp scenes, and canoeing, near Mt. Katahdin, Maine. Some lanterns slides are cracked, and there is no arrangement.
Series 2, Maps, 1904-1951, consists of ten maps issued by Appalachian Trail clubs and conferences. Most of the maps are copies or blueprints. One map is on tracing paper. The maps are 33"x 34" or smaller and are arranged chronologically.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into two series.
Series 1, Lantern Slides, circa 1922
Series 2, Maps, 1904-1953

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The maps were presumably used by Wiley family members while hiking the Appalachian Trail and the lantern slides depict some Wiley family members and friends while hiking.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, February 2012.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by John Wiley on April 5, 2010.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
John Wiley Appalachian Trail Collection, 1904-1953, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.

Related Materials
Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Earl Shaffer Papers, 1903-2002 (AC0828)

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Lantern slides Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hiking Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Appalachian Trail Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trails 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