Katharine Fowler-Billings lantern slide collection
Extent1 cubic feet (2 slide boxes, 1 half-record carton)
The first box of slides, which has been re-housed, originally included two handwritten notes reading, "This Box: 1937 Geological Expedition in Russia..." and "All these were blown up for book." The page numbers included in some of the slides' titles may reference the books that the maps were originally taken from.
The second box of slides was originally housed in a box with the initials “JWL” on its lid, presumably referring to Fowler-Billings’ first husband, James W. Lunn. The box has deteriorating black leather straps; the buckle has detached and is housed separately.
The third box includes misceallenous notes and papers, of unknown date and origin, that were originally included with the slide boxes, as well as the original slide boxes.
Titles were created by the colletion's creator, unless enclosed in brackets; bracketed titles were devised by the archivist. Some titles are written in illegible handwriting, which are denoted in the finding aid by the presence of ellipses.
This finding aid was created by Olivia Mandica-Hart in August 2015.
- Fowler-Billings, Katharine, 1902-. Katharine Fowler-Billings lantern slide collection, 1937: an inventory
- EAD ID
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