Guide to the John Wiley Appalachian Trail Lantern Slides and Maps
NMAH.AC.1194

Administrative Information

Repository Information

Archives Center, National Museum of American History, 2012

P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The collection was donated by John Wiley on April 5, 2010.

Processing Information note

Processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, February 2012.

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Summary Information

Repository
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Title
John Wiley Appalachian Trail Lantern Slides and Maps
ID
NMAH.AC.1194
Date [inclusive]
1904-1953
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet, 1 box, 1 oversize folder
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of maps of areas along the Appalachian Trail, some issued by clubs and trail conferences, and lantern slides depicting views of the Appalachian Trail, mountains, rivers, hikers, camp scenes, and canoeing, with special emphasis on Mt. Katahdin, Maine.

Preferred Citation note

John Wiley Appalachian Trail Collection, 1904-1953, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

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Biographical/Historical note

The maps were presumably used by Wiley family members while hiking the Appalachian Trail and the lantern slides depict some Wiley family members and friends while hiking.

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Scope and Contents note

Collection includes ten maps of areas along the Appalachian Trail, some issued by clubs and trail conferences, and 26 lantern slides of views of the Trail in New England, specifically Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Series 1, Lantern Slides, circa 1922, consists of twenty-six 3¼" x 4" inch black-and-white mounted-glass lantern slides depicting views of the Appalachian Trail, views of mountains, rivers, hikers, camp scenes, and canoeing, near Mt. Katahdin, Maine. Some lanterns slides are cracked, and there is no arrangement.

Series 2, Maps, 1904-1951, consists of ten maps issued by Appalachian Trail clubs and conferences. Most of the maps are copies or blueprints. One map is on tracing paper. The maps are 33"x 34" or smaller and are arranged chronologically.

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Arrangement note

The collection is divided into two series.

Series 1, Lantern Slides, circa 1922

Series 2, Maps, 1904-1953

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Earl Shaffer Papers, 1903-2002 (AC0828)

Materials at Other Organizations

Appalachian Trail Conference

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Lantern slides
  • Maps
  • Photographs--20th century

Geographic Name(s)

  • Appalachian Trail

Subject(s)

  • Hiking
  • Trails

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1, Lantern Slides, circa 1922

Box
1

 Series 2, Maps, 1904-1953

Guide to View from Great Blue Hill Milton (by E.G. Chamberlain, surveyor) (2 copies), 1904


  Map-case Drawer Folder
Maps   3 10 1

Map of Mt. Katahdin Country Sourdnahunk and Maurice York's Twin Pine Camps, Maine (by Frederick Bulkeley Hyde), 1913


  Map-case Drawer Folder
Maps   3 10 1

Appalachian Mountain Club Map of the Northern Peaks of the Mt. Washington Range, White Mountains, New Hampshire (by Louis F. Cutter), 1917

Appalachian Mountain Club Outing at Harmonyville, the Estate of Richard Mayer, 1923 October 12


  Map-case Drawer Folder
Maps   3 10 1

New England Trail Conference, Projected system of through trails in New England (by Arthur C. Comey), 1925


  Map-case Drawer Folder
Maps   3 10 1

United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, White Mountain National Forest, 1939 April 1


  Map-case Drawer Folder
Maps   3 10 1

Trails of the Wonalancet Outdoor Club, Wonalancet, New Hampshire, 1951


  Map-case Drawer Folder
Maps   3 10 1

New England Trail Conference, Hiking Trails of New England, 1953 February 23


  Map-case Drawer Folder
Maps   3 10 1

Appalachian Mountain Club, Summer Camp, Mt. Katahdin, Maine, T-3, R-9 (by Obrion, Russell and Company), undated


  Map-case Drawer Folder
Maps   3 10 1