The collection contains about 600 stereoscopic views, also known as stereoscopic slides, stereographs, and stereopticans.
These images were intended to be viewed on handheld stereoscopes, which gave the illusion of 3D images. Most of the views
have printed captions. The bulk are black/white, but a few are tinted and others have printed color images. Included are views
from California, other parts of the U.S. and more than 30 other countries; also subjects as mining, Native Americans, Spanish
American War, and U.S. Civil War.
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.