Scope and Contents
Color slides of African Americans as well as events and sites related to them. The 2,240 slides are color transparency frames of 35-millimeter film in cardboard mounts that measure 2 inches by 2 inches (5.08 centimeters by 5.08 centimeters) and depict 454 individual portrait settings, events, or sites. The slides are primarily physically arranged by sequential numbers as well as by image set numbers in metal slide files storage boxes manufactured by the Brumberger Sales Corporation circa 1950.
- From the Collection: Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Language of Materials
Chiefly in English.
5.16 linear feet
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Box 50 is for research use only, and may not be duplicated.
Boxes 80-81: Restricted fragile material. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital surrogates for slides in this component are available in the Digital Collections.
Organized under four headings for Portraits, Events, Places, and Artwork.
Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository
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