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Finding aid to Scrapbooks of Photographs and Cartoons Dealing with the Spanish-American War from the Graupner Family Papers, 1898-1899
BANC PIC 1964.026--fALB and BANC PIC 1964.066--PIC  
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    Collection Title: Scrapbooks of Photographs and Cartoons Dealing with the Spanish-American War from the Graupner Family Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1898-1899
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1964.026--fALB and BANC PIC 1964.066--PIC
    Creator: Graupner, Adolphus E. (Adolphus Earhart), 1875-1947
    Extent: 2 scrapbooks: 1964.026: 100 cyanotype photographic prints and 39 cartoons in one album, 23 x 34 cm. 1966.066: 38 photographic prints in one album, 19 x 28 cm. 177 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The first scrapbook (BANC PIC 1964.026) was assembled by Graupner in 1899. A typewritten explanatory note at the front of the scrapbook states that the photographs were taken in the San Francisco vicinity between 1898 and 1899. The second scrapbook (BANC PIC 1964.066) was assembled in 1898. It is unclear if it too was assembled by Graupner. It it titled "Bugle Echoes, 1898" and depicts the Phillippine expeditions preparing for the war.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collections are open for use.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Scrapbooks of photographs and cartoons dealing with the Spanish-American War from the Graupner family papers, BANC PIC 1964.026--fALB and BANC PIC 1964.066--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Digital Representations Available

    Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

    Related Collection

    Title: Grapuner family papers,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-B 912

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Graupner, Adolphus E. (Adolphus Earhart), 1875-1947.
    Graupner family papers.
    Graupner family.
    California Heritage Project. CU-BANC
    Online Archive of California.
    Liberty bonds -- Pictorial works.
    Military service, Voluntary -- California -- Photographs.
    Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
    Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Photographs.
    Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Regimental histories -- California -- Photographs.
    Cartoons (Commentary)

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from the Graupner family papers (BANC MSS C-B 912).

    Biography

    Adolphus Earhart Graupner was born in Iowa in 1875. He was graduated from the University of California in 1897 and began his law career in San Francisco the same year, ultimateley becoming assistant district attorney and Superior Court judge. He was an active member of the American Legion and served as chairman of its rehabilitation committe, 12th district. Judge Graupner died in 1947.

    Scope and Content

    The first scrapbook (BANC PIC 1964.026) was assembled by Graupner in 1899. A typewritten explanatory note at the front of the scrapbook states that the photographs were taken in the San Francisco vicinity between 1898 and 1899. The photographs show detailed views of army camp life (drills, inspections, recreation, meals, military formations and weapons) and of volunteer troops preparing to go to the Spanish-American War. The explanatory note goes on to say that the cartoons came largely from San Francisco daily papers, although some of them are reproductions of cartoons published in newspapers from the east. There are typewritten captions and explanatory text throughout the album. Both are transcribed in the container list. The explanatory text is used to group the photographs in the list as follows:


    • No. 1-20. Camp Merritt


    • No. 21-30. 20th Kansas Volunteers


    • No. 31-36. 7th Regiment of California Volunteers


    • No. 37-45. The Astor Battery


    • No. 46-70. Troop "A" Nevada Volunteers


    • No. 71-88. The 14th Regiment of Regular Infantry


    • No. 89-96. At the Presidio


    • No. 97-99. The Red Cross Society


    • No. 100-138. Spanish and Austrian cartoons on the war
    The second scrapbook (BANC PIC 1964.066) was assembled in 1898. It is unclear if it too was assembled by Graupner. It it titled "Bugle Echoes, 1898" and depicts the Phillippine expeditions preparing for the war. In addition to views of camps like those in the first scrapbook are views of several transport ships. There are handwritten captions throughout the scrapbook. These are transcribed in their entirety in the container list.