Preliminary Guide to the Philip Hanson Hiss Photograph Collection

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Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
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Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Preliminary Guide to the Philip Hanson Hiss Photograph Collection, ca. 1939-early 1940s

Collection number: Bernath Mss 76

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    01 December 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Philip Hanson Hiss Photograph Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1939-early 1940s
Collection Number: Bernath Mss 76
Creator: Hiss (Philip Hanson)
Extent: .4 linear feet (1 document box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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

Philip Hanson Hiss Photograph Collection. Bernath Mss 76. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2003.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains 120+ black/white professional photographs of people and scenes in Aruba, Bali, Bonaire, Curacao, Hawaii, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Martin, and Surinam, taken by Philip Hanson Hiss (1910-1988), ca. 1939-early 1940s.
Hiss was a photographer, author, and world traveler who, during World War II, served in the Office of Strategic Service (OSS). Photos from this collection appear in Hiss' books, Bali (1941) and Netherlands America: The Dutch Territories in the West (1943). The images appearing in the books have accompanying captions.

Collection Contents

Box

120+ black/white professional photographs of people and scenes in Aruba, Bali, Bonaire, Curacao, Hawaii, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Martin, and Surinam, ca. 1939-early 1940s