Keystone View Company Stereographic Library
Scope and Contents
The Keystone View Company Stereographic Library collection contains 350 stereoscope cards, or stereographs, of historical people, places, and topics. The collection is comprised of four different series, including American History, Cowboys, American Indians and Mexico.
Stereographs consist of two nearly identical photographs or photomechanical prints, paired to produce the illusion of a single three-dimensional image, usually when viewed through a stereoscope. The stereographs in this collection are on card mounts. Each card is published with information printed under the image and often more information is printed on the back of the mount. The front of the card mount also includes information about the publisher (Keystone View Company) as well as the series and card number.
- Creation: undated
- Keystone View Company (Meadville, Pennsylvania) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley assumes no responsibility.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials in our collections may be protected by copyright. Publication, transmission, or reproduction of items protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Whenever possible, accurate information about the copyright status of material is provided in the item record and/or documentation for material in the collection. The Library does not own the copyright in much of the material in its collection and is therefore unable to grant copyright permission to publish those items. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine copyright or other use restrictions and obtain proper permission when publishing or distributing materials found in these collections. Researchers must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use. Additional information about copyright and fair use is available via the Library's Copyright Guide at https://utrgv.libguides.com/copyright
4 Boxes (Stereo Storage box) ; 12" x 7.5" x 4.5"
2 Document cases
Language of Materials
Cards are arranged in order by their original Keystone Views Company number.
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