University of Delaware Library

Special Collections Department

Ruth J. Snowdon Collection
of Travel Slides

1960s - 1970s

Manuscript Collection Number: 96-33c
Extent: 4 linear ft. (ca. 7,000 items)
Content: slide transparencies, index, 3-D slide viewers
Access: Limited pending completion of processing.

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Biographical Note

Ruth J. Snowdon, mother of the donor of this collection, traveled extensively during the 1960s and 1970s.

Scope and Content Note

The Ruth J. Snowdon collection of Travel Slides consists of 4 linear feet of material dating from the 1960s and 1970s. It is a collection of over 7,000 3-D color slides which depict Mrs. Snowdon's world-wide travels to Egypt, Greece, Israel, Haiti, Ceylon, Japan, Italy, Mexico, Bali, Burma, Cambodia, Ceylon, Denmark, Guatemala, India, Java, Jordon, Korea, Qumran, Portugal, Lebanon, Spain, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Morocco, Philipppines, Sicily, Thailand, Yugoslavia, France, and the United States. Each slide is numbered and labeled as to content. An extensive index to the collection includes an elaborate series of subject headings and cross-references. Most of the slides are grouped by country, with some series including subheadings, such as cities or regions within a country. Other series include subject groupings such as plants and trees, gardens, children, agriculture, transportation, religion, architecture, or industry.


Contents List

This collection is unprocessed. Please contact Manuscripts Librarian for further assistance. A preliminary container list follows.

File Drawer / Contents

1 / Egypt, Greece, Israel, Haiti, Ceylon, Japan (including Hiroshima)

2 / Italy, Japan #2

3 / Mexico, Mesoamerica - Antiquities

4 / Mexico, Mesoamerica - Antiquities

5 / Bali, Burma, Cambodia, Ceylon, Denmark

6 / Greece, Guatemala, India

7 - 10 / Japan

11 / Java, Jordan, Israel, Korea, Qumran, Portugal, Lebanon

12 / Spain, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan

13 / Lebanon, Morocco, Philippines, Portugal, Sicily

14 / Thailand, Yugoslavia

15 / Trees and plants, Taiwan, France

16 / Japan, Egypt, United States

17 / Italy, India

18 - 19 / Index

20 / France, Japan

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