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James H. Wells glass negatives, circa 1904

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Processed by Molly Kessinger June 2007 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Eric Weig

Title

James H. Wells glass negatives

Date

circa 1904

Repository

University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections

Arrangement

This collection is arranged according to its original order.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2007ua009: [identification of item], James H. Wells glass negatives, University of Kentucky Archives.

Extent

1.0 cubic foot (9 boxes): 131 items

Abstract

The James H. Wells glass negatives consist of 131 images of campus life circa 1904.

Biography/History

James H. Wells was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky from 1892 - 1895. Little else is known about the history of the collection, it was found in a sealed wooden box with "Wells Glass Negatives" written on the top.

Scope and Content

The James H. Wells glass negatives consist of 131 images circa 1904. They are not formal portraits but staged, yet casual scenes. Several of the images appear to have been taken in the dormitory rooms of Patterson Hall (built in 1904), the first women's dormitory on campus. There are also classroom scenes with students working in laboratories, campus scenes, men working in tool shops, and women playing tennis. There are several images that appear to be from a class trip to a forested area, possibly geological in nature.

Subjects

  • Wells, James H.
  • University of Kentucky.
  • Lexington (Ky.)
  • Manners and customs -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
  • Women -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
  • College students -- Kentucky -- Lexington.

Collection Inventory

UK campus buildings off in the distance
[box: 1, item: 1] browse
2 men working, one is holding a shovel and the other is bending over
[box: 1, item: 2] browse
a State College of Kentucky wood work display
[box: 1, item: 3] browse
a man and 2 women sitting together outside
[box: 1, item: 4] browse
2 women sitting together inside, possibly a dorm room in Patterson Hall (built in 1904) the first women's dormitory
[box: 1, item: 5] browse
4 women sitting together possibly in a dorm room in Patterson Hall, 2 of them are playing instruments
[box: 1, item: 6] browse
2 women sitting at a table, possibly in a dorm room in Patterson Hall, reading and writing
[box: 1, item: 7] browse
a man standing in a large field
[box: 1, item: 8] browse
woman standing with a model of an observatory on a small cart
[box: 1, item: 9] browse
3 women sitting at the foot of the stairs
[box: 1, item: 10] browse
interior of a room, possibly a dorm room in Patterson Hall
[box: 1, item: 11] browse
3 women standing on rock cliffs
[box: 1, item: 12] browse
5 women sitting together, 2 are playing instruments while the others listen and 1 is reading
[box: 1, item: 13] browse
a large group of women of varying ages wearing aprons and sitting together, possibly at a candy pull
[box: 1, item: 14] browse
2 women outside playing tennis, possibly behind Patterson Hall on land that is now occupied by Blazer Hall
[box: 1, item: 15] browse
3 women walking outside in the snow with blankets wrapped around them
[box: 2, item: 16] browse
3 people dressed in what appear to be costumes and play acting
[box: 2, item: 17] browse
horses pulling a wagon with 2 people in it, in the snow
[box: 2, item: 18] browse
group of men looking up at a construction project in process
[box: 2, item: 19] browse
2 women sitting at a table reading
[box: 2, item: 20] browse
4 women who appear to be dressed in costume, possibly in a dorm room in Patterson Hall
[box: 2, item: 21] browse
a roadway with a town off in the distance
[box: 2, item: 22] browse
a man dressed in costume pretending to feed a baby
[box: 2, item: 23] browse
interior of a room, possibly a dorm room in Patterson Hall
[box: 2, item: 24] browse
trees
[box: 2, item: 25] browse
7 women sitting on a porch, 2 are holding banjos
[box: 2, item: 26] browse
2 women in a room, one is holding a brush and the other one is sitting in a chair holding a fan and pointing at the other woman
[box: 2, item: 27] browse
a woman who appears to be working in a science lab
[box: 2, item: 28] browse
2 women sitting together
[box: 2, item: 29] browse
4 women and a man sitting on the side of a hill (2 of the women are sitting on a large rock and 2 of the women are sitting on a rock next to a tree stump)
[box: 2, item: 30] browse
2 women ice skating other people are in the background, possibly at the site of the present student center
[box: 3, item: 31] browse
6 women and a man sitting on rocks (appear to be some of the same people as from item #30)
[box: 3, item: 32] browse
2 women sitting on the floor playing cards
[box: 3, item: 33] browse
4 women around a table
[box: 3, item: 34] browse
a snow scene
[box: 3, item: 35] browse
4 women standing behind a decorative screen
[box: 3, item: 36] browse
2 women sitting in chairs, one is reading a book
[box: 3, item: 37] browse
4 women together in a room, all are holding books, 2 of the women are sitting together talking
[box: 3, item: 38] browse
exterior of a house
[box: 3, item: 39] browse
a woman sitting at a small table using a microscope
[box: 3, item: 40] browse
women sitting at table appears that they are studying
[box: 3, item: 41] browse
a group of people posing for a picture at a very large rock formation
[box: 3, item: 42] browse
a man working at a desk
[box: 3, item: 43] browse
a group sitting at a table ready to eat
[box: 3, item: 44] browse
people walking on the street
[box: 3, item: 45] browse
a copy of a print, horse racing
[box: 4, item: 46] browse
store fronts
[box: 4, item: 47] browse
women playing tennis
[box: 4, item: 48] browse
an observatory under construction
[box: 4, item: 49] browse
a copy of a print, horse racing
[box: 4, item: 50] browse
a copy of a print, horse racing
[box: 4, item: 51] browse
exterior of a house
[box: 4, item: 52] browse
2 women sitting on rock that is jutting out over a body of water
[box: 4, item: 53] browse
a woman sitting and holding a fan
[box: 4, item: 54] browse
a town
[box: 4, item: 55] browse
a man standing in a workshop
[box: 4, item: 56] browse
5 women sitting in the forest
[box: 4, item: 57] browse
4 women in what appears to be a lab studying the human body
[box: 4, item: 58] browse
2 women sitting together, 1 is reading a book possibly in a dorm room
[box: 4, item: 59] browse
portrait of a woman
[box: 4, item: 60] browse
3 women looking at a book, sitting in a dorm room
[box: 5, item: 61] browse
2 women sitting on a blanket together outside
[box: 5, item: 62] browse
anatomy diagram
[box: 5, item: 63] browse
a large horse drawn carriage
[box: 5, item: 64] browse
observatory
[box: 5, item: 65] browse
3 women sitting and reading, possibly in a dorm room
[box: 5, item: 66] browse
a horse drawn carriage
[box: 5, item: 67] browse
snow scene with a house in the background
[box: 5, item: 68] browse
front of a house with people on the porch
[box: 5, item: 69] browse
2 women sitting on a large rock
[box: 5, item: 70] browse
looking up at the exterior of a building, can see 2 people standing on a balcony
[box: 5, item: 71] browse
a man in costume (appears to be the same man as in item #23)
[box: 5, item: 72] browse
a group of women sitting around a table playing music
[box: 5, item: 73] browse
women playing tennis, possibly behind Patterson Hall on land that is now occupied by Blazer Hall
[box: 5, item: 74] browse
2 women sitting together looking at books
[box: 5, item: 75] browse
2 women wearing kimonos
[box: 6, item: 76] browse
2 women sitting, 1 has a banjo by her side
[box: 6, item: 77] browse
a woman sitting under a tree
[box: 6, item: 78] browse
a man sitting at a desk
[box: 6, item: 79] browse
a man working in a shop with tools
[box: 6, item: 80] browse
a man drafting at a table
[box: 6, item: 81] browse
2 photographers taking pictures outside
[box: 6, item: 82] browse
2 women in costume, 1 is dressed as a man
[box: 6, item: 83] browse
a woman sitting on a rock
[box: 6, item: 84] browse
2 women wearing kimonos
[box: 6, item: 85] browse
3 women standing and wearing kimonos, 1 woman is sitting on the floor looking up at them
[box: 6, item: 86] browse
2 women sitting, 1 is playing guitar
[box: 6, item: 87] browse
a river
[box: 6, item: 88] browse
a woman and a man dressed as a woman sitting and reading
[box: 6, item: 89] browse
woman sitting in pairs, some appear to have moustaches drawn on
[box: 6, item: 90] browse
several buildings off in the distance
[box: 7, item: 91] browse
2 women and a man sitting on a bench outside with 1 man standing behind them
[box: 7, item: 92] browse
a man working with tools on machinery
[box: 7, item: 93] browse
5 women looking out from a balcony
[box: 7, item: 94] browse
3 women dressed in kimonos with 1 woman sitting on the floor looking up at them
[box: 7, item: 95] browse
a woman dressed in a graduation cap and gown
[box: 7, item: 96] browse
men working in a lab
[box: 7, item: 97] browse
men and women playing tennis
[box: 7, item: 98] browse
2 children fishing
[box: 7, item: 99] browse
people walking on a tree lined path
[box: 7, item: 100] browse
exterior of a building
[box: 7, item: 101] browse
2 women, one woman is sitting in a rocking chair and the other woman is resting her head on the other woman's lap
[box: 7, item: 102] browse
2 women sitting at a desk
[box: 7, item: 103] browse
a woman who appears to be dressed in costume
[box: 7, item: 104] browse
2 women playing instruments, one is playing a guitar while the other is playing a banjo
[box: 7, item: 105] browse
3 women who appear to be dressed in costume
[box: 8, item: 106] browse
3 women who appear to be dressed in costume, 1 of them is holding a doll
[box: 8, item: 107] browse
4 women who appear to be dressed in costume and acting something out
[box: 8, item: 108] browse
a large group of women eating bananas and being silly
[box: 8, item: 109] browse
2 women sitting across a table from each other
[box: 8, item: 110] browse
a group of men playing baseball
[box: 8, item: 111] browse
a skeleton
[box: 8, item: 112] browse
a sign that says "Forge Works"
[box: 8, item: 113] browse
drawing of a cow
[box: 8, item: 114] browse
2 women, one is reading and the other is working at a table
[box: 8, item: 115] browse
a large group portrait taken in a wooded area
[box: 8, item: 116] browse
a man standing on a pathway with buildings off in the distance
[box: 8, item: 117] browse
3 people walking up a rocky hillside
[box: 8, item: 118] browse
a house covered in snow
[box: 8, item: 119] browse
2 women, 1 is playing guitar and the other is reading
[box: 8, item: 120] browse
2 children standing with a statue
[box: 9, item: 121] browse
4 women sitting around a table
[box: 9, item: 122] browse
a wooded snow scene
[box: 9, item: 123] browse
a monument
[box: 9, item: 124] browse
a rock formation
[box: 9, item: 125] browse
4 men on steps holding bugles
[box: 9, item: 126] browse
interior of a room, possibly a dorm room
[box: 9, item: 127] browse
interior of a room, possibly a dorm room, a dresser and small table with a lamp on it
[box: 9, item: 128] browse
4 women helping each other cross what appears to be a small section of river
[box: 9, item: 129] browse
women climbing the side of a very steep hill
[box: 9, item: 130] browse
a man standing in a wooded area
[box: 9, item: 131] browse