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This is a collection guide. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division,
J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our
reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
Two series of slides, according to labels on the slides: series A and series C. Series A contains slides having to do with the history of healing and including illustrations from ancient Greek, medieval, and Native American sources up through the 19th century. Series C contains slides having to do with nursing history, focusing on 19th to early 20th century. The slides are undated, but likely date between 1820 and 1930.
A lantern slide is a positive photographic transparency sandwiched between two 3 ¼” by 4” glass plates, and projected onto a screen by means of a “magic lantern” projector. The photographs document one of the earliest uses of audio-visual techniques for classroom instruction. Lantern slides have origins tracing back to the 1660s, when the first optical lanterns were exhibited in cities across Europe. They provided one of the most popular forms of entertainment during their heyday in the 18th and 19th centuries. Following the development of cinematography, the magic lantern slides lost their popularity, and eventually evolved into the automatic photo slide projector.
William H. Waugh Collection (LL 02.06), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
6 May 1992: 148 glass slides. Gift of North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Unit via Todd L. Savitt.
Gift of North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Unit
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Magic Lantern Slides (LL 02.58), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015
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