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Series Accession 2007-M-012: Additional material, Circa 1900-circa 1930

Call Number: MS 397, Series Accession 2007-M-012

Scope and Contents

This accession contains photographs, glass negatives, stereoscopic photographs, and a small amount of printed ephemera documenting the southeastern United States, especially South Carolina and Louisiana, during the first part of the twentieth century. Subjects depicted included blacks, both casually and at work; city and rural life; and work activity in cotton and sugar cane fields. Photographs also document buildings, including cabins, slave quarters, plantation homes, farms, and cities. Most of the photographs are undated and are circa 1900-circa 1930 unless more specific dates are noted at the file level below. Some of the photographs are annotated with plate numbers and appear to have been used as illustrations in Phillips's books.


  • Circa 1900-circa 1930


Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Access is to glass slides and negatives is restricted for preservation purposes. Researchers must use digital surrogates available in the Manuscripts and Archives Digital Image Database (MADID).

Existence and Location of Copies

Alternate Formats: Some of the photographic materials in this accession have been digitally reproduced in the Manuscripts and Archives Digital Image Database.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, 2006.


This accession is arranged by type of material; photographs are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Processing Information

Processing Information: During the processing of this accession, the approximately 100 nitrate negatives were compared against the photographic prints in the collection and approximately half of the nitrate negatives were identified as duplicates and removed from the collection. The remaining unique nitrate negatives were digitized and then removed from the collection.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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