Keystone Stereograph Visual Aids Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 16 boxed topical sets of educational stereographs intended as visual aids for instruction for elementary school children. Though most topics relate to the natural sciences, two boxes relate to a Reading curriculum based around domestic activities and the life of a child. Boxes one and two of the collection each contain eight of the boxed topical sets.
- Keystone View Company (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Use
The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.
The Keystone View Company, located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1892 and was the major producer of stereographic images in America until 1972 when it closed. In 1905, Keystone began producing stereographs and lantern slides to aid instruction in its Educational Department, which sold to schools, churches, and civic organizations. The Educational Department produced stereographs for teaching geography, reading, science, history, social sciences, and topics in health and medicine. A selected compilation of these educational sets were marketed as the "Keystone 600 Set." A teacher's guide to this set was published under the title, Visual Education.
2.50 Linear Feet
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- Keystone Stereograph Visual Aids Collection
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