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Philip Hanson Hiss photographic slide collection of world travel, part 1 of 2, circa 1937-1981

Identifier: PSC 258-298

Scope and Contents

Travel photography from around the world. 258. Haiti (circa 1937). 259. Java, Madeira, Bali (1939-1940). 260. Bali (1946). 261-264. Bahamas (1947-1948). Box 8. Havana and Veradero Beach, Cuba; Port Antonio and Montego Bay, Jamaica (1953). 266. Mexico (1959). 267. Puerto Rico (1964). 268. St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (1964). Box 12. Morocco (1969). 270. Greece (1969). 271-275. "Round the World" Asia; Pacific (1976). 276-284. Brazil, Mexico, and the United States (1977). 285-286. Europe and Russia (1978). 287-295. India (1979). 296-298. "Trip Around the World" (1980-1981).


  • 1937 - 1981


Restrictions on Access

Please contact Special Collections; materials are sometimes restricted.


18 Linear Feet (41 boxes)

approximately 17,000 Photographic Slides : color ; 35 mm.

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Related Archival Materials

Indicator 1 Associated Materials-- Note--AMNH Special Collections has additional slides of the Hiss world travel collection in PSC 543-547.

General Note

Labels on boxes have old box numbers, possibly legacy information.

General Note

Some slides have glass mounts (PSC 258).

General Note

Some slides are captioned (PSC 264).

General Note

condition reviewed 20110826 good-fair; images are fading (PSC 258-260)

Iris Lee
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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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