Finding Aid for the Stephen James Sedgwick Papers, ca. 1858-1906

Processed by Anne Caiger and C.F.; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Stephen James Sedgwick Papers, ca. 1858-1906

Collection number: 301

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Anne Caiger and C.F., 3 November 1987
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, September 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stephen James Sedgwick Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1858-1906
Collection number: 301
Creator: Sedgwick, Stephen James, b. 1820
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Stephen James Sedgwick (1820- ) was a member of the Photographic Corps of the Union Pacific Railroad. He took photographs for a history of the railroad's the route west of the Missouri River. His experience led to a series of lectures and exhibitions throughout the eastern U.S. The collection consists of Sedgwick's papers and correspondence.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Aldine Purchase.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Stephen James Sedgwick Papers (Collection 301). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Sedgwick was born in 1820; he became a teacher in the New York City public schools, lecturer in natural history, and photographer who compiled genealogical materials on the Sedgwick family; in 1865 he joined the Photographic Corps of the Union Pacific Railroad and tranversed the route west of the Missouri River, shooting photographs for a history of the region; the experience led to a series of lectures and exhibitions throughout the eastern U.S.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the papers and correspondence of Professor Stephen James Sedgwick. Includes materials from his illustrated lecture courses on the geography and geology of the Union Pacific Railroad route and the American West.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Sedgwick, Stephen James, b. 1820--Archives.
Union Pacific Railroad Company.
Naturalists--New York (City)--Archival resources.
West (U.S.)--Description and travel.


Container List

 

Correspondence and Papers. ca. 1858-1906

Creator/Collector: Sedgwick, Stephen J[ames]
Physical Description: 1 box (ca. 500 items in 2 vols. and 2 folders).

Scope and Content Note

Papers of Professor S.J. Sedgwick, teacher in the New York City Public Schools and lecturerer in natural history. Professor Sedgwick is noted for his illustrated lecture courses on the geography and geology of the Union Pacific Railroad route and the American West.