Robert Wray glass negatives
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 110
The Robert Wray glass negatives documents life during the World War I era. The glass negatives feature Purdue University and time spent in France during World War I. It also features a mansion, lake-house, and images of family life. Due to lack of documentation, no individuals or buildings are currently identified in the negatives. The collection includes 63 glass negatives and four original packages designed for glass negatives.
- circa 1890s - 1920s
- Wray, Robert Isom (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material is in French and English.
Collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Material in this collection is in the public domain. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
0.222 Cubic Feet (One shoe box)
Robert Isom Wray, originally from Shelbyville, IN, graduated from Purdue University in 1922 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. Wray served with the rank of private during World War I. As an undergraduate, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Chemical Engineering Society, Purdue Union, PAA, YMCA, and Yellow Dog.
The collection is arranged into two series.
- Photographic glass negatives original packaging
- Photographic glass plate negatives
Materials originally donated by Martha Wray to the Senator John Heinz History Center of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2011.
Collection materials donated by Alexis Smith Macklin, director of the Senator John Heinz History Center, on December 9, 2011.
All materials have been housed in acid-free sleeves and acid-free boxes. Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained.
- Robert Wray glass negatives
- Under Review
- Michael Maune, Rachel Small, and Neal Harmeyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Edition statement
- Third edition. Collection description first completed 2012-03-05.
- 2019-04-15: Updated collection collection description to current standards, by Neal Harmeyer.
- 2019-05-01: Completed update to collection description, by Rachel Small.