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Western Americana Stereocards Database

The database of stereographs in the Yale Collection of Western Americana contains information for over 2,000 photographs that are not presently represented by catalog records in ORBIS. Information in the records includes shelf location, photographer, publisher, place of publication, series title, caption titles for individual cards, dimensions of the cards and a general description of their physical appearance. The information in the records has, for the most part, been taken directly from the cards and is not, as yet, subject to authority control to reconcile variant forms of names in the photographer and publisher fields.

The following fields may be searched using keyword and phrase searching: Series Title, Photographer, Publisher, Place of Publication, Caption Title. Personal and corporate names are often, but not always inverted (i.e. JACKSON, WILLIAM H.) so it is wise to use the boolean operator AND rather than relying upon phrase searching. Although individual caption titles have been entered in the database, records have been created at the series level so it may be necessary to scan through the title list for each series to identify the particular item that satisfies a search request.

Comments, corrections, and suggestions for improvements may be sent to: George Miles, george.miles@yale.edu, Curator, Yale Collection of Western Americana.


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