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Native American stereocards

Call Number: RH PH 521


25 stereocards of posed views of Native American life, manufactured by the Keystone View Company. One stereocard displays students in front of Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. Terms and language used on the stereo cards to identify the photographs is representative of when the images were created and by whom; this language has not been replicated in this finding aid. No individual tribes are identified in the collection.


  • Creation: undated [circa 1900-1910]


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of Stereocards

Stereocards are a double set of photographic paper prints mounted on cardstock that is viewed through a stereoscope to produce a three-dimensional image. It was a popular photographic medium in Europe during the mid-1800s. Once mass-production methods became available, stereocards became distributed across the United States by the 1880s.

The Keystone View Company was a major distributor for stereographic images, located in Meadville, Pennslyvania and producing educational and recreational stereocards from 1892-1963.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

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Physical Location

RH PH 521

Guide to the Native American stereocards collection
Native American stereocards
Finding aid prepared by mnm. Finding aid encoded by mnm.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Native American stereocards, RH PH 521, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States