Guide to the Keystone Stereograph Visual Aids Collection

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Guide to the Keystone Stereograph Visual Aids Collection

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Keystone Stereograph Visual Aids Collection
Dates: ca.1920-1925
Identification: MS-0473
Creator: Keystone View  Company
Physical Description: 2.50 linear ft
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Historical Note:

The Keystone View Company, located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1892 and was the major producer of stereographic images in America until 1972 when it closed. In 1905, Keystone began producing stereographs and lantern slides to aid instruction in its Educational Department, which sold to schools, churches, and civic organizations. The Educational Department produced stereographs for teaching geography, reading, science, history, social sciences, and topics in health and medicine. A selected compilation of these educational sets were marketed as the "Keystone 600 Set." A teacher's guide to this set was published under the title, Visual Education.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Photographs

Topical Term:

Teaching - Aids and devices
Visual education

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Keystone Stereograph Visual Aids Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Campus Laboratory School Records

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of topical sets of educational stereographs intended as visual aids for instruction for elementary school children. Though most topics relate to the natural sciences, two boxes relate to a Reading curriculum based around domestic activities and the life of a child. Each of the 16 boxes contains 25 stereographs.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1

ArchonID: id78522
Reading: 1st Semester, Activities

Box 1

ArchonID: id78523
Reading: Second Semester, Home Life

Box 1

ArchonID: id78524
Elementary Science: Domestic Animals

Box 1

ArchonID: id78525
Elementary Science: Insects

Box 1

ArchonID: id78526
Elementary Science: Insects

Box 1

ArchonID: id78527
Elementary Science: Native Trees

Box 1

ArchonID: id78528
Elementary Science: Wild Animals

Box 1

ArchonID: id78529
Elementary Science: Butterflies

Box 2

ArchonID: id78530
Elementary Science: Wild Flowers

Box 2

ArchonID: id78531
Elementary Science: Moths

Box 2

ArchonID: id78532
Elementary Science: Mushrooms

Box 2

ArchonID: id78533
Elementary Science: Birds

Box 2

ArchonID: id78534
Elementary Science: Insects

Box 2

ArchonID: id78535
Elementary Science: Trees

Box 2

ArchonID: id78536
Elementary Science: Wild Animals

Box 2

ArchonID: id78537
Elementary Science: Domestic Animals