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Guide to the Sumatra Rubber Plantation Photographs Collection
Bernath Mss 414  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content Notes
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sumatra Rubber Plantation Photographs Collection
    Dates: ca. 1916-1917
    Collection number: Bernath Mss 414
    Collection Size: .2 linear feet (1 half-sized document box).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Assortment of 130 photographs from the archives of a founding executive of the American General Rubber Company (GRC) taken mainly in Sumatra and also in the Straits Settlements, at the pinnacle of enterprise and fortune.
    Physical location: Del Norte.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Sumatra Rubber Plantation Photographs Collection. Bernath Mss 414. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2012.

    Scope and Content Notes

    Assortment of 130 photographs from the archives of a founding executive of the American General Rubber Company (GRC) taken mainly in Sumatra and also in the Straits Settlements, at the pinnacle of enterprise and fortune. Some photos have handwritten captions and dates on back; most taken in north and north-central Sumatra, from October 1916 to January 1917. Photographs vary in sizes, the largest measuring approximately 14 cm x 8 cm, and a few miniatures measuring 7 cm x 5 cm. Several are present in multiple copies. The collection is accompanied by a printed envelope of the General Rubber Company, Singapore office in the Straits Settlements, and a newspaper clipping of the Straits Times in Singapore, 1916, pertaining to the disbursement of the estate of American financier John Pierpont Morgan [derived from dealer description].

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    American General Rubber Company.
    Sumatra (Indonesia)--Pictorial works.
    Straits Settlements--Pictorial works.
    Rubber plantations.