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Native American Stereoview Collection

Identifier: MS 00130

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The stereograms in this collection represent racist attitudes of the time period and also the struggles of a minority population. Stereograms are an early form of photography which was often used for educational purposes. When a view finder is used to look at the stereograms, the images appear to be three dimensional.


  • Creation: 1894 and undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. 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 publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


0.50 Linear Feet



Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection of stereoviews originated from two sources. The original stereograms (items one through 10) are from Acc.2010.058. The reprints (items 11 through 27) are from Acc.2009.180. Item 28 (The "Strenuous" Life of the Hopi Indians) does not currently have a provenance associated with it.

Karen King, SCRC Staff
January 2018
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository