Glass Lantern Slide Collection
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a set of glass lantern slides of architectural buildings and elements from around the world, especially Britain, France, German, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, and a number of ancient civiliations, including Etruscan, Roman, Egyptian, and Persian. This also includes a set of lantern slides that were simply label "Guadet," followed by a number.
Language of Materials
The majority of the lantern slides are labeled in English, but some materials are labeled in French, German, or Italian.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials and/or to request reproduction or publication use.
0.4 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
This collection consists of a set of glass lantern slides of architectural buildings and elements from around the world, especially Britain, France, German, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, and a number of ancient civiliations, including Etruscan, Roman, Egyptian, and Persian. This also includes a set of lantern slides that were simply label "Gaudet," followed by a number.
Glass lantern slides were organized by country of origin of the subject (building or architectural element), based on the identifying labels. Slides were individually housed and arranged in alphabetical order by country. The series of slides labeled "Guadet" are at the end of the collection in numerical order.
The lantern slides may be viewed on their own, but they may be viewed more easily with the use of a light box. Special Collections and University Archives can provide a light box upon request.
The glass lantern slides in this collection were found in a box when materials were being moved out of a location in Special Collections in 2009. It is unknown where they came from, though their content suggests they may have been teaching tools for a faculty member or a collection of images for research.
About two dozen slides were found to be damaged beyond use or repair during processing and they were removed from the collection.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Glass Lantern Slide Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the glass lantern slides was completed in September 2019.
- Glass Lantern Slide Collection
- Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2019 (CC0 1.0)
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