Guide to the Christine Drennon European lantern slide collection, 1930s-1950

Christine Drennon European lantern slide C0068


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Creator University of Michigan
Creator University of Texas
Title Christine Drennon European lantern slide collection
Date 1930s - 1950
Physical Characteristics 1.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract This collection contains lantern slides with images and maps of European cities in countries such as the Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy.
Collection Number C0068
Language English

Biographical Information

Christine Drennon is an associate professor of sociology and anthropology at Trinity College in San Antonio, Texas. Drennon specializes in urban geography, particularly urban fragmentation and the consequent social reproduction of race, class, ethnicity, and gender relationships. Drennon received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin. Previously, she taught as an assistant professor of geography at George Mason University.

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Scope and Content

The Christine Drennon European lantern slide collection contains 106 glass lantern slides from the Universities of Texas and Michigan. The collection consists of images and maps of pre and post-war Europe, including the Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. A large portion of the slides depict images and plans of polders - areas reclaimed from lakes and seas by the construction of a series of dams and dikes. Several slides reference historically significant events such as the 1945 inundation of the Wieringermeer - a polder in the northern Netherlands - by Nazi troops. Images show the Wieringermeer before, during, and after inundation. Images also include plans for the reconstruction of dams and the subsequent annexation of German territory awarded as reparations at the end of World War II. The collection also includes a number of images of urban and rural destruction as a result of World War II bombing campaigns across Europe. The rest of the collection includes images of city development, rural farming practices, industrial factories, and some monuments and areas of historical interest. All of the images and slides originate from the 20th century.

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Arrangement

The collection was previously arranged into four series. The collection is currently arranged in its previous order without series.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no use restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center holds other collections pertaining to Europe and World War II. It holds other collections containing glass lantern slides, such as the Randolph H. Lytton Historical Virginia collection and the Japanese invasion of Manchuria photograph collection. It also holds other early photography collections, such as the Larkin Family photograph collection.

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Aerial photographs--Europe.
Amsterdam (Netherlands)--Slides.
Austria--Slides.
Cities and towns--Europe--Slides.
Europe--Geography--Slides.
Geneva (Switzerland)--Slides.
IJssel Lake (Netherlands)--Slides.
Lantern slides--Europe.
Le Havre (France)--Slides.
Longwy (France)--Slides.
Netherlands--Slides.
Piazza San Marco (Venice, Italy)--Slides.
Polders--Netherlands--Slides.
Rotterdam (Netherlands)--Slides.
Sparti (Greece)--Slides.
Strasbourg (France)--Slides.
Tyrol (Austria)--Slides.
Venice (Italy)--Slides.
Wieringermeer--Slides.
World War, 1939-1945.
Zurich (Switzerland)--Slides.

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Digitized versions of these items can be found here: Christine Drennon European lantern slide collection.

Preferred Citation

Christine Drennon European lantern slide collection, C0068, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Christine Drennon in 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Research Center staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in August 2009. Additional processing and EAD markup completed by Kristen Korfitzen in October 2011. Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Amanda Brent in January 2019.

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Contents List

Box Folder
1 1 "Toward Integration of Europe" map, circa 1940s
Political map of Europe and international alliances
2 "East Central Europe - The Shatter Belt" map, circa 1940s
Map of the distribution of coal, petroleum and iron in central Europe
3 Map of Europe, circa 1940s
Map of Europe grouping countries together by geographic location
4 World map with Europe highlighted, circa 1940s
Map of the world with Europe highlighted
5 "'Marshall Plan in Action' Trip to W. Europe" map, 1948
Political map of Europe showing planned railroad improvements as part of the Marshall Plan
6 "The Dutch-German Boundary Changes - 1949" map, circa 1940s
Political map of Europe showing the planned boundary changes for the annexation of German territory by the Netherlands
7 "The Dutch-German Boundary Changes - 1949" map, circa 1940s
Political map of Europe showing the planned boundary changes for the annexation of German territory by the Netherlands
8 "The Dutch-German Boundary Changes - 1949" map, circa 1940s
Political map of Europe showing the planned boundary changes for the annexation of German territory by the Netherlands
9 "The Dutch-German Boundary Changes - 1949" map, circa 1940s
Political map of Europe showing the planned boundary changes for the annexation of German territory by the Netherlands
10 "The Dutch-German Boundary Changes - 1949" map, circa 1940s
Political map of Europe showing the planned boundary changes for the annexation of German territory by the Netherlands
11 "The Dutch-German Boundary" map - 1950, circa 1950s
Political map of Europe showing the planned boundary changes for the annexation of German territory by the Netherlands
12 "The Dutch-German Boundary 1559 - 1948" map, circa 1940s
Political map of the Dutch-German boundary from 1559
13 "Site and Situation of the Vienna Basin" map, circa 1940s
Political map of Austria showing the geographic attributes of the Vienna Basin
14 "Austria in Central Europe" map, circa 1940s
Map of Austria in central Europe
15 "Austria Romana, 300 A.D." map, circa 1940s
Map of Roman Austria with military maneuvers
16 "Colonisation Through Conversion 750-795, 810-900, After 955" map, circa 1940s
Map of religious conversion in Austria during the 8th, 9th and 10th century
17 Holland - 1300 map, circa 1940s
Map of 14th century Holland
18 Holland - 1600 map, circa 1940s
Map of 17th century Holland
19 "General Map of the Netherlands", circa 1940s
Map of the Netherlands showing polders and future irrigation plans
20 "General Map of the Netherlands" - "Netherlands and future plans", circa 1940s
Map of the Netherlands showing polders and future irrigation plans
21 Netherlands reclaiming project - IJsselmeer map, circa 1940s
Map of northern Netherlands detailing plans for IJsselmeer lake and polders
22 Netherlands reclaiming project - IJsselmeer map, circa 1940s
Map of northern Netherlands detailing plans for IJsselmeer lake and polders
23 Map of the Netherlands - reclaimed land - 1947, circa 1940s
Map of reclaimed lands in the Netherlands
24 Dinxperlo, Netherlands - "Demarcation Commission 1949" map, circa 1940s
French map of the old and new boundaries of Germany and the Netherlands in the town of Dinxperlo
25 Losser, Netherlands - "Demarcation Commission, 1949" map, circa 1940s
French map of the old and new boundaries of Germany and the Netherlands in the town of Losser
26 Sittard, Netherlands - "Demarcation Commission" map, circa 1940s
French map of the old and new boundaries of Germany and the Netherlands in the town of Sittard
27 "Westerwoldche" Westerwolde, Netherlands - "Demarcation Commission, 1949" map, circa 1940s
French map of the old and new boundaries of Germany and the Netherlands along the Westerwolde canal
28 "The Zuerderzee Before the Closing" map, circa 1940s
Map showing the depth of the Zuyderzee before enclosing with dikes
29 Wieringermeer, Netherlands - polder map, circa 1940s
Plan of the Wieringermeer polder
30 Wieringermeer, Netherlands - polder map, circa 1940s
Plan of the Wieringermeer polder
31 "Polder Dike - Enclosing Dam" diagram, circa 1940s
Cross section of a polder dike and dam
32 "Netherlands: 1945 Inundation", circa 1940s
Aerial view of land inundated by water
33 "Netherlands: Hothouses", circa 1940s
Aerial view of hothouses
34 "Holland" - windmill, circa 1940s
Dutch windmill with attached buildings and land
35 "Netherlands: Flooded area", circa 1940s
Flooded rural building
36 "Netherlands: Amsterdam", circa 1940s
Buildings along a canal in Amsterdam
37 "Lely Pumping Station Near Medemblick" - Netherlands, circa 1940s
Aerial photograph of the Lely pumping station
38 "Leiden, Holland, 1948" , circa 1940s
Bikers riding near a small bridge over a Leiden canal
39 "Part of IJssel Lake" - Netherlands, circa 1940s
Part of IJssel Lake reclaimed for farm land
40 "Middenmeer" - Netherlands, circa 1940s
Aerial view of farm plots and small community in Middenmeer
41 "A village in the Wieringermeer" - "Middenmeer 1938, [19]45, [19]47" - Netherlands , circa 1940s
Images of Wieringermeer before, during, and after inundation
42 "Rotterdam, 1939" - Netherlands, circa 1940s
Aerial photograph of Rotterdam with view of the Nieuwe Maas, a distributary of the Rhine River
43 "Rotterdam 1939" - Netherlands, circa 1940s
Aerial photograph of Rotterdam with view of Rotterdam Centraal railway station
44 "Rotterdam 1939" - Netherlands, circa 1940s
Aerial photograph of Rotterdam with view of city hall
45 "Rotterdam 1946 - Townhall" - Netherlands, circa 1940s
Aerial photograph of Rotterdam with view of city hall after the Rotterdam Blitz
46 "Rotterdam 1948" - Netherlands, circa 1940s
Aerial view of Rotterdam
47 "Rotterdam 1948" - Netherlands, circa 1940s
Aerial photograph of Rotterdam with view of Rotterdam Centraal railway station
48 "Dry dock - Rotterdam, 1948" - Netherlands, circa 1940s
Dry dock in Rotterdam
49 "Urkerland Polder" - Netherlands, circa 1940s
Aerial view of the Urkerland polder
50 "Dike w. Rd [?] Holland and Friesland" - Netherlands, circa 1940s
Cars driving on road built on a dike in Friesland with people standing in foreground
51 "Wieringermeer - fertile land" - Netherlands , circa 1940s
Aerial view of farm plots in Wieringermeer
52 "Wieringermeer: 1st ploughing" - Netherlands , circa 1940s
Farmer ploughing reclaimed land in Wieringermeer
53 "Netherlands: Reclaimed Land 1948 - Wieringermeer", circa 1940s
Farmer assessing crop on farm land
54 "1945 - Wiedemeer polder" - Netherlands , circa 1940s
Flooded building
55 "The Wieringermeer. Before, during, and after the intentional flooding by the Germans in April 1945" - Netherlands, circa 1940s
Images of Wieringermeer before, during, and after the intentional inundation of the polder by German troops
56 "Austria: Austrian - Italian Border, s. of Villach", circa 1940s
Men and guards at the crossing of the Austrian-Italian border, south of Villach
57 Alpbach, Tyrol (Tyrol), Austria, circa 1940s
Buildings in Alpbach
58 Brenner Pass, Austria, circa 1940s
"Brenner Pass from the north showing the gentle slope to the watershed"
59 Roman city of Petronell-Carnuntum, Austria, circa 1940s
Roman ruins of the Heidentor of Carnuntum in present day Petronell
60 "Austria: Road to Grossglockner tow. S", circa 1940s
View of the road to the Grossglockner (mountain) in the Austrian Alps
61 Gosau Lake, Austria, circa 1940s
View of Gosau Lake (Gosaulacke) facing south towards Dachstein
62 Perchtoldsdorf, Austria, circa 1940s
View of the parish church in the marktgemeinde (Market Town) of Perchtoldsdorf
63 "Frankish Farm Near St. Poelten, Lower Austria (Vierkanter)", circa 1940s
View of road and farm building
64 Schrattenthal from Schneeberg, Lower Austria, circa 1940s
Aerial view of the town of Schrattenthal from Schneeberg
65 Salzburg, Austria - facing west, circa 1940s
View of Salzburg looking towards Fortress Hohensalzburg
66 Church ceiling, Tyrol, Austria, circa 1940s
Church ceiling in Matrei in OstTyrol, Tyrol. Possibly a detail of a fresco series by Franz Anton Zeiller done for the parish church of Matrei in OstTyrol, 1783
67 Tyrol, Austria, circa 1940s
Aerial view of building and hills in Tyrol
68 Courtyard, Weissenkirchen, Lower Austria, circa 1940s
Courtyard of a large estate in Weissenkirchen
69 Group of people in Austrian folk costumes, New York City, NY, 1950
People in Austrian folk costume dancing in New York City in front of "International House"
70 "Austria - Establishment of Eastern Boundary" map, circa 1940s
Map of the eastern boundary of Austria
71 Velden am Worthersee, Carinthia with view of Karawanks mountains, Austria, circa 1940s
View of Velden am Worthersee, including Velden Bay
72 "The Old and New Abbey of Melk on the Danube," Austria, circa 1940s
View of Melk Abbey in background and the ruins of old Melk Abbey in foreground, separated by the Danube River
73 Erzberg mine, Eisenerz, Styria, Austria, circa 1940s
Mining equipment and view of valley below
74 Hydroelectric dam, Kaprun, Salzburg, Austria, circa 1940s
View of the dam and mountains beyond
75 Hafelekarspitze (mountain), Innsbruck, Austria, 1933, circa 1940s
Buildings near and onlookers near the Hafelekarspitze
76 "Roman Road Across the Central Alps" - Austria, circa 1940s
View of the Roman Road through trees
77 Farmers - Tyrol, Austria, circa 1940s
Farmers working on a hill in Tyrol
78 Danube River bend North towards Vienna, Kobenz, Austria, 1938
View of Kobenz next to the Danube River, facing North towards Vienna
79 Port of Le Havre, France, 1948
View of dock in Port of Le Havre with cranes and automobiles
80 Longwy, France, 1948
View of Longwy with steel factory in background
Box Folder
2 1 Interior of Longwy steel factory, France, 1948
Interior of Longwy steel factory, featuring furnaces and equipment
2 Abandoned Maginot Fort in Northern Frances, 1948
View of abandoned Maginot Fort
3 Genissiat Dam, France, 1948
View of Genissiat Dam
4 Phosphate plant, Mulhouse, Alsace, France, 1948
Damaged phosphate plant after air attacks in 1944
5 "Le Bain aux Plantes" (Herbal Bath) in Strasbourg, France, 1948
Buildings bordering a canal
6 View from a schlucht (chine) from top of Vosges Mountains towards Lorraine, France, 1948
View from chine in Vosges Mountains with view of valley, river, and roads below
7 Steel plant in Ruhr, Germany, 1948
Steel plant machinery and equipment
8 Cologne, Germany, 1948
Cologne after bombing with view of the Cologne Cathedral
9 Mill - West Midlands, England, circa 1940s
View of mill and industrial sprawl in the "Black Country" of England
10 Coal mining town of Cannock Chase, England, circa 1940s
View of Cannock Chase buildings
11 Clent Hills, West Midlands, England, circa 1940s
Aerial view of Clent Hills
12 Gondolas on canal, Venice, Italy, 1937
Gondoliers, gondolas, and passengers on Venetian canal
13 Gondoliers rowing in canal, Venice, Italy, 1937
Gondoliers rowing on Venetian canal, possibly in front of Piazza San Marco
14 Piazza San Marco and gondolier, Venice, Italy, circa 1930s
View of Piazza San Marco, including the Campanile, from the Venetian Lagoon with gondolier in foreground
15 Zurich, Switzerland, 1948
View of Zurich and the Limmat river
16 Geneva, Switzerland, circa 1940s
View of Geneva, including Mont Blanc in background
17 Mont Blanc, Switzerland, circa 1940s
View of Swiss countryside with Mont Blanc in the background
18 Temple of Artemis ruins, Sparta, Greece, circa 1940s
View of "Oldest temple of (Artemis) Orthia at Sparta"
19 Farmer operating mechanical digger, Europe, circa 1940s
Farmer tilling field with mechanical digger in unknown European location
20 "Mechanical Trenching," Europe, circa 1940s
Aerial view of fields tilled via mechanical trenching in unknown European location
21 Reconstruction of West Embankment, circa 1940s
Destroyed dike or dam, possibly in Wieringermeer, Netherlands
22 Windmills, Holland (?), circa 1940s
Aerial view of three windmills, likely in Holland
23 Unidentified European port, circa 1940s
View of European port, likely in Netherlands
24 Unidentified map, circa 1940s
Unidentified map, likely European
25 Unidentified topographical map, circa 1940s
Unidentified topographical map, likely European
26 Dutch polder, circa 1940s
View of road on edge of polder, possibly Wieringermeer, Netherlands
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