Guide to the Charles J. Burggraf Johnstown Flood Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1250
Creators:
Burggraf, Harold L.
Burggraf, Charles J., 1862-1928
Dates:
1880-1989.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.1 Cubic feet
2 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Documents, photographs, scrapbooks and photograph albums, relating to Charles J. Burggraf, a photographer active in Johnstown, Pennsylvania at the time of the 1889 flood. Some documents, such as a will, deeds, a baptismal certificate, and similar things, predate the flood. Many of the photographs are studio portraits taken by Burggraf. A few photographs depict flood damage, and the albums and scrapbooks relate to the flood Also included are 1989 newspapers commemorating the 100th anniversary.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Photographer, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Donated to the Archives Center in 2011 by Harold Burggraf, the great-nephew of Charles Burggraf.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Charles J. Burggraf Johnstown Flood Collection, 1880-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Floods -- Pennsylvania Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Disasters -- Pennsylvania Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floods Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wills Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deeds Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newspapers Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnstown (Pa.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Place 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