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Patricia Hswe
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W-311 Pattee Library
Telephone: 814.867.3702
Email: phswe@psu.edu

Collection:

The Mira Lloyd Dock glass lantern slides are housed at the Mont Alto Campus Library of the Pennsylvania State University. High-quality tiff images are available by contacting the Mont Alto Head Librarian at the following address:

Mont Alto Campus Library
The Pennsylvania State University
1 Campus Drive
Mont Alto, PA 17237
717-749-6182
acw3@psu.edu

Preservation, digitization, and collections care:

Digitization and Preservation Department
University Libraries
The Pennsylvania State University
402 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802-1808
Phone: (814) 863-8331
Fax: (814) 865-8769
http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/digipres.html

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This collection includes 468 glass lantern slides dating from 1897 to about 1902, apparently used by Mira Lloyd Dock in her lectures at the Mont Alto Forestry School. Many of these photos were taken at Wetzel's Swamp near Harrisburg (now Wildwood Park) but other states and European sites are also represented. Most are black and white, but a few of the slides of plants were beautifully hand-colored. The collection provides an interesting perspective on ecology a century ago and a view of the broad interests of Dock, who was a noted champion for the city beautiful movement and for the restoration of Pennsylvania’s forests – as well as the first woman to be appointed by a Pennsylvania governor.