Charles Summersell Photographs
Scope and Contents
Photographs, the majority are iconographic, filmstrips, slides, audio cassettes, hand-written notebooks, microfilms and negatives. General locales of photographs include Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, among others.
- 1860 - 1900
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.
Conditions Governing Use
Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions regarding specific manuscript collections. For more information about copyright policy, please visit: https://www.ua.edu/copyright/. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which the University of Alabama assumes no responsibility.
5.0 Linear Feet (Several hundred photographs.)
Language of Materials
Photographs, majority are iconographic, filmstrips, slides, audio cassettes, hand-written notebooks, microfilms and negatives, bulk dates: 1860-mid 1900s. A procedure is now underway of accessing and housing the ‘photographic’ collection. Photographs originally stored in 22 cartons and one Hollinger boxes; other items include 7 cartons of Alabama filmstrips, 5 Hollinger boxes containing filmstrips and audio tapes relating to history of Alabama, Florida, Illinois, California, Ohio and Pennsylvania; 11 cartons of slides; 1 carton of Dr. Summersell’s notebooks; 1 carton of 35 mm negatives, 2 cartons of microfilms, 2 carton containing various sizes of negatives and color slides. Subject matters range from A – Z, mostly relating to history of Alabama, Civil War, Indians, ships, presidents. Also, a ‘subject list’ and a finding aid are in the process of being created, and items will be added to the finding aid as materials are processed. Some of the images may have copyright issues. General locales of photographs include Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky Ohio, Pennsylvania, among others.
These materials are stored at our off-site Archival Facility (AF) and may require up to two business days for retrieval and delivery for use in our Hoole Library reading room. Please email email@example.com or call 205-348-0500 for more information.
To provide faster access to our materials, this finding aid was published without formal and final review. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you find mistakes or have suggestions to make this finding aid more useful for your research.
- Guide to Charles Summersell Photographs
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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