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Gerald W. Williams Lantern Slides Collection, circa 1900s-1930sView associated digital content.

The Gerald W. Williams Lantern Slides Collection consists of lantern slides assembled and acquired by Williams in the course of his work as a Forest Service sociologist and historian and due to his avocational interest in the history of forestry and the Pacific Northwest region.  The slides depict forests and forest operations; landscapes and scenery; and birds, wildlife, and plants.  The collection includes advertisements for local businesses in the McKenzie River area.  Gerald Williams worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 to 2005 as a sociologist (1979-1998) and historian (1998-2005).
ID: P 319
Extent: 0.3 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.   Five lantern slides are damaged or in poor condition and have limited researcher access.  These items have been digitized and are availalble online.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: Gerald W. Williams Lantern Slides Collection (P 319), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: These materials were acquired by the former University Archives and the Special Collections and Archives Research Center in multiple accessions in 2007-2016.  They were originally described as a component of the Gerald W. Williams Collection (MSS WilliamsG) and were separated for description as this collection in 2016.
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Container List

Series 1: Forest Operations and Trees, circa 1900s-1930s Add to Shelf
Series 1 consists of 29 lantern slides depicting trees, forests, logging, and milling operations.
Box-Item 1.01: Splash Dam Middle Fork of Little River Add to Shelf
Slide number: 14039
Box-Item 1.02: Cutting Small Branches From Fell Spruce Add to Shelf

Photographer: Bickmore

Slide number: 5524

Box-Item 1.03: Fir Reproduction from Old Cuttings Add to Shelf
Slide number: 59461
Box-Item 1.04: Art Blakely Saw Mill Add to Shelf

Photographer: Pinchot

Slide number: 936

Box-Item 1.05: Hauling Logs by Mule Team Add to Shelf

Photographer: Block

Slide number: 40093

Box-Item 1.06: Clearing in Potato Field. 5 Miles Below Hot Springs Add to Shelf
Slide number: 831
Box-Item 1.07: General Forest Add to Shelf

Photographer: Lindsey

Slide number: 12336

Box-Item 1.08: Defective Old Chestnut, in Chestnut Coppice Add to Shelf

Photographer: Foley

Slide number: 20310

Box-Item 1.09: Logging Equipment in the Forest Add to Shelf
Slide number: 1386
Box-Item 1.10: Monterey Cypress; Man near an Orchard Add to Shelf

Photographer: Gaskill

Slide number: 4832

Box-Item 1.11: In a Virgin Douglas Fir Forest Add to Shelf

Source: U.S. Forest Service

Slide number: 95451

Box-Item 1.12: Yellow Pine Add to Shelf
Slide number: 40019
Box-Item 1.13: Terror of 50 Year Old White Pine Nation Add to Shelf

Photographer: Kempton

Slide number: 35798

Box-Item 1.14: Hauling Logs by Steel Cable Add to Shelf

Photographer: Plummer

Slide number: 27594

Box-Item 1.15: Great Trees in the Northwest, Showing a Method of Felling Add to Shelf

Source: Keystone View Company

Slide number: 29234

Box-Item 1.16: Regulation Ax Add to Shelf

Photographer: Pinchot

Slide number: 33794

Box-Item 1.17: A Forest Destroyed by Fire in Three hours Add to Shelf

Source: Keystone View Company

Slide number: 22198

Box-Item 1.18: Successful Seed Felling in India; Longleaf Pine Forest Add to Shelf

Photographer: Cleadow

Slide number: 8353

Box-Item 1.19: Tree Generations of Chestnut Add to Shelf

Photographer: Zon

Slide number: 28975

Box-Item 1.20: Tulip Tree Sprouts Add to Shelf

Photographer: Foley

Slide number: 20312

Box-Item 1.21: Lodgepole Pines Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.22: Tulip Tree 54" On Stump Add to Shelf
Slide number: 1319
Box-Item 1.23: Mill of the Union Lumber Company Add to Shelf

Photographer: Fisher

Slide number: 4187

Box-Item 1.24: Tulip-Poplar Peeled for Pulp Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.25: Western Hemlock Roots on Fallen Douglas Spruce Exposed by Fire Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.26: Sugar Pine Add to Shelf
Box-Item 3.01: Young Mandan Belt (6 Years Old); Irrigated Garden Keeps Dust Out of the House on Farm of M.J. Campbell Add to Shelf

Source: U.S. Forest Service

Location: Denton, Montana

Slide number: 291045

Notes: Slide is cracked

Image is available online.

Box-Item 3.02: Rolling a Log onto the Timber Slide Add to Shelf

Slide number: 2026

Note: Slide is cracked

Image is available online.

Box-Item 3.03: Forest Ranger and his Family Add to Shelf

Location: Northern California

Slide number: 31

Note: Slide is cracked

Image is availableonline.

Series 2: Landscapes and Scenery, circa 1900s-1930s Add to Shelf
Series 2 consists of 56 lantern slides depicting landscapes and scenery.  Many of the images are of Oregon landmarks including the Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood, and Crater Lake.
Box-Item 1.27: The Pinnacles (200 ft.) Add to Shelf
Perhaps at Crater Lake.
Box-Item 1.28: "Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste" statue in Washington Park Add to Shelf
Location: Portland, Oregon
Box-Item 1.29: "Coming of the White Man" statue in Washington Park Add to Shelf
Location: Portland, Oregon
Box-Item 1.30: Riding Trail Add to Shelf

Photographer: Arthur M. Prentiss

Slide number: 32973

Box-Item 1.31: Roundabout by the Beach Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.32: Aerial View of a City Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.33: River Scene Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.34: River Scene Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.35: River Scene Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.36: Herd of Sheep Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.37: Herd of Sheep Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.38: Bridal Veil Falls Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.39: Yellow Pine Add to Shelf
Location: Central Oregon
Box-Item 1.40: Wau-kee-na Falls Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.41: Looking up River from Crown Point Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.42: Tumwater Falls at Celilo Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.43: Heron Rookery toward Linnton Skyline Road Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.44: A Perfect Reflection Add to Shelf
Location: Crater Lake
Box-Item 1.45: Andesite Zigzag Mountains Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.46: Mount Hood near Phlox Point Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.47: Mount Hood Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.48: Three Arch Rocks Add to Shelf
Location: Oceanside, Oregon
Box-Item 1.49: Multnomah Falls (670 ft. and 80 ft.) Add to Shelf
Slide number: 12
Box-Item 1.50: River Scene Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.51: Highway - Castle Rock in Distance Add to Shelf
Slide number: 20
Box-Item 1.52: St. Peters Dome Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.53: Mt. Hood at a Distance Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.54: Basaltic Column Add to Shelf
Slide number: 8
Box-Item 1.55: Sheperd's Dell Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.56: Sunset on the Columbia River Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.57: Icicles over 100 Feet at Multnomah Falls Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.58: Andesite Zig Zag Mountains Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.59: Phlox at Mt. Hood Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.60: Multnomah Falls Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.61: Cascade Locks Add to Shelf
Slide number: 13
Box-Item 1.62: Horsetail Falls Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.63: McKenzie River Highway 1920s Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.64: Sheep Grazing on Point of Ridge, Lower Portion of Rincon la Josa National Forest Add to Shelf

Source: U.S. Forest Service

Slide number: 910828

Box-Item 1.65: Yucca mohavensis Add to Shelf

Source: U.S. Forest Service

Location: Kingman, Arizona

Slide number: 392562

Box-Item 1.66: Entrance to the Sacramento Municipal Camp Ground at Sayles Flat, El Dorado National Forest Add to Shelf

Source: School of Forestry, Moscow, Idaho

Slide number: 158146

Box-Item 1.67: Petrified Forest Add to Shelf

Publisher: Underwood & Underwood, N.Y.

Location: Arizona

Slide number: 6148

Box-Item 1.68: The Natural Bridge Add to Shelf

Publisher: Underwood & Underwood

Location: Rockbridge, Co.

Slide number: 5656

Box-Item 1.69: Marshall Pass (10,856 ft.) Continental Divide Add to Shelf

Publisher: Underwood & Underwood

Location: SE to Mt. Antero, Colorado

Slide number: 10631

Box-Item 1.70: Sunset at Lake St, Mary in Glacier National Park Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.71: Beaver Dam in Estes Park, Colorado Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.72: Cottages at Municipal Camp, Land Leased by the City of Los Angeles from the Forest Service Add to Shelf

Source: U.S. Forest Service

Location: Angeles National Forest

Slide number: 33376A

Box-Item 1.73: Mountain Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.74: Forest Scene Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.75: Forest Scene Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.76: Cactus Scene Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1.77: Mountains Add to Shelf

Publisher: Riley Optical Inst. Co. Inc.

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Slide number: 14647

Box-Item 1.78: Farm Equipment being Pulled by Horses Add to Shelf
Slide number: 31
Box-Item 1.79: Logs Loaded onto Railroad Cars Add to Shelf
Slide number: 11
Box-Item 1.80: Seining Chinook Salmon Add to Shelf

Publisher: Underwood & Underwood

Location: Columbia River, Oregon

Slide number: 6236

Box-Item 3.04: Thumb Needle Basaltic Column Add to Shelf

Perhaps in the Columbia River Gorge.  Note: Cracked slide

Image is available online.

Box-Item 3.05: Mt. Adams from Mt. Rainier Add to Shelf

Publisher: Putnam and Valentine Photo

Note: Cracked slide

Image is available online.

Series 3: Wildlife, Plants, and Flowers, circa 1900s-1930s Add to Shelf
Series 3 consists of 45 lantern slides of birds, plants and wildlife.  Several of the bird photographs were taken at Malheur or Klamath.  Also of note are several images made by Herman T. Bohlman.  This series also includes portrait photographs of naturalists and group photographs of individuals on nature trips.
Box-Item 1.81: Black Crowned Night Heron Add to Shelf

Publisher: Weister Co.

Slide Number: 54

Box-Item 1.82: Forster's Tern Add to Shelf
Slide number: 30
Box-Item 1.83: Blue Heron Add to Shelf
Slide number: 53
Box-Folder 1.84: Pelican Add to Shelf
Slide number: 78
Box-Folder 1.85: Blue Heron Add to Shelf
Slide number: 52
Box-Folder 1.86: Pelicans Add to Shelf
Slide number: 80
Box-Folder 1.87: Red-tailed Hawk Add to Shelf
Photographer: H.T. Bohlman
Box-Item 1.88: Caspain Tern Add to Shelf

Photographer; H.T. Bohlman

Slide number: 74

Box-Item 1.89: Unidentified Black and White Bird Add to Shelf
Slide number: 34
Box-Item 1.90: Seagull Add to Shelf
Slide number: 60
Box-Item 1.91: Cormorant Add to Shelf
Slide number: 33
Box-Item 1.92: Western Grebe Add to Shelf
Slide number: 60
Box-Item 1.93: Pelican Add to Shelf
Slide number: 93
Box-Item 1.94: White Faced Ibis Add to Shelf
Slide number: 48
Box-Item 1.95: Frog and Dead Bird Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.01: Unidentified Birds Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.02: Unidentified Bird Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.03: California Kingsnake Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.04: Scenery with Small Unidentified Birds in Foreground Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.05: Kingsnake Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.06: Hawk Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.07: Unidentified Bird Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.08: California Kingsnake Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.09: Kingsnake Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.10: Frog and Dead Bird Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.11: Ruffled Grouse Add to Shelf

Source: U.S. Forest Service

Location: Northwestern Admiralty Island, Alaska

Slide number: 393363

Box-Item 2.12: Mearns Quail near Fresco River Add to Shelf

Source: U.S. Forest Service

Slide number: 26312A

Box-Item 2.13: Quail on a Nest Add to Shelf

Source: U.S. Forest Service

Location: Essex, Iowa

Slide number: X225

Box-Item 2.14: Young Girl Holding Snakes Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.15: Unidentified Wild Cat Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.16: Unidentified Wild Cat Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.17: Young Girl Holding Snakes Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.18: Ducks on a Beach Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.19: Dr. Louis F. Henderson Portrait Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.20: Dr. Louis F. Henderson Portrait Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.21: Dr. Menzies Portrait Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.22: Dr. Menzies Portrait Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.23: Group Photo Outdoors Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.24: Audubon Headquarters Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.25: William S. Raker and Martin Gorman, Botanist Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.26: Oregon Audubon Flower Trip Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.27: Unnamed Plants and Berries Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.28: Rydberg Clover. Trifolium rydberg Add to Shelf

Source: U.S. Forest Service

Slide number: X408

Box-Item 2.29: Unnamed Flowering Plant Add to Shelf
Photographer: Sowell-Simon Studio
Box-Item 2.30: Unnamed Flowering Plant Add to Shelf
Photographer: Sowell-Simon Studio
Series 4: Advertisements for McKenzie River Area Local Businesses, circa 1920s-1930s Add to Shelf
Series 4 consists of advertisements published by the Kansas City Slide Co.  These were stock slides that had been customized for local businesses and were likely used during intermissions at movie theaters.  The series includes 26 lantern slides.
Box-Item 2.31: Advertisement for L.A. Romberg Plumbing Add to Shelf
Location: McKenzie Bridge
Box-Item 2.32: Advertisement for Blue McKenzie Lodge Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.33: Advertisement for Riverview Lodge Add to Shelf
Location: McKenzie
Box-Item 2.34: Advertisement for Lauer's McKenzie Bridge Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.35: Advertisement for Bob's Cabinet Shop Add to Shelf
Location: Leaburg, Oregon
Box-Item 2.36: Advertisement for Tommy's Gateway Service Add to Shelf
Location: Blue River, Oregon
Box-Item 2.37: Advertisement for Reg. & Faye Taylor Proprietors Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.38: Advertisement for Phil's Phine Phoods Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.39: Advertisement for J. C. Wycoff Garage Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.40: Advertisement for Bob's Cabinet Shop Add to Shelf
Location: Leaburg, Oregon
Box-Item 2.41: Advertisement for Helen's Hobby Hut Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.42: Advertisement for W & S Fuel Co. Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.43: Advertisement for Lucille's Shell Work Add to Shelf
Location: Vida, Oregon
Box-Item 2.44: Advertisement for Bob Richardson Cabinet Work Add to Shelf
Location: McKenzie Bridge, Oregon
Box-Item 2.45: Advertisement for Osborn's Lockers Add to Shelf
Location: Vida, Oregon
Box-Item 2.46: Advertisement for Frankys McKenzie Village Café Add to Shelf
Location: Vida, Oregon
Box-Item 2.47: Advertisement for Glen H. Horne Fire Insurance Add to Shelf
Location: Blue River, Oregon
Box-Item 2.48: Advertisement for Osborn's Food Lockers Add to Shelf
Location: Vida, Oregon
Box-Item 2.49: Advertisement for Blue River Theatre Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.50: Advertisement for Leaburg Cafe Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.51: Advertisement for Cascade Resort Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.52: Advertisement for Belknap Springs Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.53: Advertisement for Blue River Automotive and Machine Co. Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.54: Advertisement for Keller's Store Add to Shelf
Location: Vida, Oregon
Box-Item 2.55: Advertisement for Blue River Body and Fender Shop Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.56: Advertisement for C.D. Sikes, Stainless Steel Dealer Add to Shelf
Location: Finn Rock, Oregon
Series 5: American Military, Government, and War Propaganda, circa 1900s-1930s Add to Shelf
Series 5 consists of 15 lantern slides depicting landmark federal buildings in Washington, D.C.; war-time advertisements; and German ships.
Box-Item 2.57: Union Troops Returning Add to Shelf
Source: Education Museum
Box-Item 2.58: U.S. Money Being Printed - Bureau of Engraving Add to Shelf

Publisher: Underwood & Underwood

Location: Washington D.C.

Slide number: 140-11146

Box-Item 2.59: Congressional Library Add to Shelf

Publisher: Keystone View Co. Factories

Location: Washington D.C.

Slide number: 95

Box-Item 2.60: White House Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.61: Supreme Court Room Add to Shelf

Location: Washington D.C.

Slide number: 89

Box-Item 2.62: Advertisement for War Stamps Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.63: Capitol Senate Chamber Add to Shelf

Publisher: Keystone View Co. Factories

Location: Washington D.C.

Box-Item 2.64: U.S. Food Administration Advertisement for Saving Food During Wartime Add to Shelf
Publisher: Novelty Slide Co.
Box-Item 2.65: Snow for Water Supply - Belgica Antarctic Expedition Add to Shelf

Publisher: Keystone View Co. Factories

Slide number: 344

Box-Item 2.66: Windward and Eric-Peary Expedition to Greenland, 1901 Add to Shelf

Publisher: Keystone View Co. Factories

Slide number: 342

Box-Item 2.67: German Ship Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.68: German Ship Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.69: German Ship Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.70: German Ship Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.71: German Ship Add to Shelf
Series 6: Diagrams, Illustrations, and People, circa 1900s-1930s Add to Shelf
Series 6 consists of 13 lantern slides of various topics that may have been used for teaching or entertainment.  Of special note is an image of salmon fishing on Puget Sound.
Box-Item 2.72: Seal of the State of Oregon Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.73: YMCA Camp Group Photograph Add to Shelf
Location: Detroit, Oregon
Box-Item 2.74: Article entitled "How the Horse Has Grown in 6 Million Years" Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.75: Slide with Bird Beak and Talon Types Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.76: Bird Diagram Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.77: Group of College Girls in Caverns Add to Shelf

Source: U.S. Forest Service

Location: New Market, Virginia, on Highway U.S. No. 11

Slide number: 338756

Box-Item 2.78: Poem with Illustration Add to Shelf

Publisher: Quality Slide Co.

Slide number: 2

Box-Item 2.79: Poem with Illustration Add to Shelf

Publisher: Quality Slide Co.

Slide number: 3

Box-Item 2.80: Hudson's Bay Company Crest Add to Shelf
Box-Item 2.81: Neath Old Cherry Tree Add to Shelf

Artist: Scott and Van Atlena

Slide number: 3

Box-Item 2.82: Couple Sitting in Nature Add to Shelf
Artist: Scott and Van Atlena
Box-Item 2.83: Brailing-Taking Salmon from the Trap Add to Shelf

Publisher: Underwood & Underwood

Location: Puget Sound

Slide number: 6229

Box-Item 2.84: Cutting Snow Blocks for Igloo Add to Shelf

Source: Educational Museum

Slide number: 1080