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Photographs, 1850-1979 and undated

Identifier: Series 9

Scope and Contents

This series visually depicts the family for more than one hundred years. The majority of the photographs here are portraits, though snapshots are present as well. Photographic processes and formats are widely representative of the period covered, including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes de visite, cabinet cards, stereographs, glass plate negatives, gelatin silver prints, and more. Very few color prints exist. The series is divided into eight subseries, with one for Delph Carpenter, four for families and other people, one for subjects, and two for formats. Women are listed under their maiden and married names as appropriate, so may be found in different subseries. Oversized, framed, and cased photos as well as those in decorative folders are housed separately, but copy photographs or photocopies stand in so researchers can view all the images in one place.


  • Creation: 1850-1979 and undated


Restrictions on Access

All "confidential" markings on correspondence or other materials have been determined to be for administrative purposes, not national security information; therefore, these materials are open for access.


From the Collection: 79.75 linear feet (108 document boxes, 35 flat boxes, 7 record cartons, 3 flat files, 9 tubes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Description

15.25+ linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA