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Museum Slides Collection

Identifier: MG-440
This collection includes slides of objects, exhibits, and various other elements of the National Watch and Clock. The slides are primarily of museum accessions, exhibits, and loaned items from the latter quarter of the 20th Century. The slides in this collection do not include slides and images of all museum pieces, exhibits, or loans from this time period, and it is unclear why these pieces were chosen for photography. The majority of the slides are of museum objects. There are different amounts of slides associated with each object listed in this collection; some pieces have one or two accompanying slides, while others have significantly more. Most of the pieces have only a couple slides. Some of the slides appear to be duplicate images, while others are of various angles and/or details of the piece. The Engle clock slides in this collection include images of transporation, assembly, and details of various figures of the clock--however, this is an outlier in this collection and most do not have this level of documentation. A few of the accession numbers could not be matched with an associated museum object. It is unclear why this is at this moment.


  • 1974 - 2000


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Use

These records are open to researchers for personal or scholarly research. Most of the records in the collection are available for photocopy, depending on the preservation needs of the material as well as other variables not specified here. Researchers, however, are responsible for obtaining copyright permission to use materials and documents. These records are part of the permanent collection in the archives of the Library & Research Center of the National Watch and Clock Museum and researchers are required to comply with the Archive Rules when using the collection.


4.3 Linear Feet (5 boxes)


This collection is arranged into four series:

  • Series I: Museum Accessions
  • Series II: Exhibits
  • Series III: Building & Galleries
  • Series IV: Other Collections and Locations

The arrangement of the material is based on the arrangement they were filed in while they were held in the Museum Director's office.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These slides had been stored in the Museum Director's office for a number of years before it was determined that these items should be transferred to the archives.
Kate Van Riper, Archivist
Autumn 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the NAWCC Library and Research Center Archives Repository

514 Poplar St
Columbia PA 17512