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Dr. Kelvin Ramsey Collection of Stereoviews

Identifier: MS 00009

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains stereoviews, lantern slides, and other photographic materials collected by Kelvin Ramsey. The stereoviews were distributed by various companies, including Melander and Brothers, Keystone and Company, Bell and Brother, and D.H. Anderson. The images cover various historic sites and monuments in Washington, D.C. and Virginia, such as Arlington National Cemetery, Harper's Ferry, the White House, the William & Mary, Jamestown, and Fort Monroe.The bulk of the lantern slides feature landscapes in Virginia, including Mount Vernon, Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown. There are also images of tobacco plants and of aspects of growing and treating tobacco.


  • Creation: 1874-1938 and undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Librarian, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library. 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, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Dr. Kelvin Wheeler Ramsey is native of Virginia and graduated from Randolph-Henry High School in Charlotte County. He graduated from William & Mary in 1979 with majors in Geology and Classical Studies and went on to receive his master’s from Vanderbilt University and a doctorate from the University of Delaware, both in Geology. He joined the Delaware Geological Survey at the University of Delaware in 1987 and currently serves in the position of Scientist.


2.45 Linear Feet



Related Materials

Keystone View Company Collection (MS 00008), Special Collections Research Center, William & Mary Libraries

World War Through the Stereoscope (Mss. Acc. 2009.178), Special Collections Research Center, William & Mary Libraries

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Staff, August 2015

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository