Guide to the Christine Drennon European lantern slide collection, 300-1950

Christine Drennon European lantern slide C0068


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
Creator Christine Drennon
Title Christine Drennon European lantern slide collection
Date 300-1950
Physical Characteristics 1 linear ft.
Abstract This collection contains lantern slides with images and maps of European cities in France, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and Italy. The collection 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. Although the slides were created in the 20th century, there are some that contain maps from as early as 300 A.D.
Collection number SCA C0068
Language English

Biographical Information

Christine Drennon is an associate professor of sociology and anthropology at Trinity College in San Antonio, Texas, specializing 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 slide collection contains roughly 100 glass lantern slides from the Universities of Texas and Michigan. The slide collection contains images and political maps of pre and post war Europe, including: the Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria 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 dykes. 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 and plans for the reconstruction of dams and the subsequent annexation of German territory awarded as reparations at the end of the war. 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. Although the slides were created in the 20th century, there are some that contain maps from as early as 300 A.D.

Series 1 contains topographical and political maps of Europe and countries within Europe with national boundaries dating from Antiquity to the mid 20th century. Maps in this series include plans of polders such as Wieringermeer and the areas surrounding IJsselmeer in the Netherlands. Many of the maps detail European borders both past and present and include maps of Austria during the Roman Empire, 8th, 9th, and 10th centuries and the Netherlands during the 14th, 16th and 17th centuries. Several maps are part of planned annexation of German lands by the Netherlands in 1949.

Series 2 contains photographic slides of Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. The slides in this series detail the destruction of major European cities in the aftermath of World War II. A series of slides details the destruction caused by the 1945 inundation of the Wieringermeer polder by Nazi Troops. Other slides depict the destruction of Cologne, Germany after allied bombing attacks and Rotterdam after the Rotterdam Blitz. Slides are organized alphabetically by country.

Series 3 contains photographic slides from Europe depicting both rural and urban areas. Taken between during the 1930s through 1940s, the slides in this series include images of mid century farming practices including the reclaiming of land in the Netherlands to use as farm land. A number of images also depict the industrialization of Europe including major hydroelectric dams in use, and steel and coal factories. Images of urban cities include; Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Venice, Strasbourg, Geneva, Zurich and Leiden. Series 3 also contains a slides of villages in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Rural images include views of the Austrian alps and mountain villages. Also included are slides of sights of cultural and historical significance such as the Piazza San Marco, the Roman ruin's of Carnuntum and temple of Artemis at Sparta. Slides are organized alphabetically by country.

Series 4 contains a number of slides which lack identification. Slides in this series include unmarked topographical maps, images of rural farming equipment and techniques, and images of polders and dams which could possibly be Wieringermeer. They are undated but look to have been produced in the same time frame as the rest of the collection.

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Arrangement

Series 1: Maps, 300-1950
Series 2: Europe during World War II, 1938-1948
Series 3: Towns and Cities in Europe, 1933-1950
Series 4: Unidentified, 1930s-1940s, undated

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds other collections on European cities, particularly collections that document planning and urban development.

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Index Terms

Geographical Names:

Amsterdam (Netherlands)--Slides.
Austria--Slides.
Europe--Geography--Slides.
Geneva (Switzerland)--Slides.
IJssel Lake (Netherlands)--Slides.
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 (Netherlands)--Slides.
Zurich (Switzerland)--Slides.

Subjects:

Cities and towns--Europe--Slides.

Document Types:

Aerial photographs--Europe.
Lantern slides--Europe.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Christine Drennon European lantern slide collection, Collection #C0068, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Christine Drennon.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives 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.

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Contents List

Series 1: Maps, 300-1950
Series 1 contains several lantern slides of topographical and political maps of Europe.
Box Folder
1 1 Toward Integration of Europe, undated
Political map of Europe and international alliances
2 East Central Europe: The Shatter Belt, undated
Map of the distribution of coal, petroleum and iron in central Europe
3 Europe, undated
Map of Europe grouping countries together by geographic location
4 World with Europe highlighted, undated
Map of the world with Europe highlighted
5 "Marshall Plan in Action" West Europe, 1948
Political map of Europe showing planned railroad improvements as part of the Marshall Plan
6 The Dutch-German Boundary Changes, 1949
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
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
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
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
Political map of Europe showing the planned boundary changes for the annexation of German territory by the Netherlands
11 The Dutch-German Boundary Changes, 1950
Political map of the boundary changes resulting from the Dutch annexation of German territory
12 The Dutch-German Boundary, 1559-1948
Political map of the Dutch-German boundary from 1559
13 Austria-Site and situation of Vienna Basin, undated
Political map of Austria showing the geographic attributes of the Vienna Basin
14 Austria, undated
Map of Austria in central Europe
15 Austria Romana, 300
Map of Roman Austria with military maneuvers
16 Austria, colonization through conversion, 750-795, 810-900, after 955
Map of religious conversion in Austria during the 8th, 9th and 10th century
17 Holland, 1300
Map of 14th century Holland
18 Holland, 1600
Map of 17th century Holland
19 General map of the Netherlands with polders, undated
Map of the Netherlands showing polders and future irrigation plans
20 General map of the Netherlands, future plans, undated
Map of the Netherlands showing polders and future irrigation plans
21 Netherlands reclaiming project, undated
Map of northern Netherlands detailing plans for IJsselmeer lake and polders
22 Reclaiming project Ijsselmeer, undated
Map of northern Netherlands detailing plans for IJsselmeer lake and polders
23 Reclaimed land, 1947
Map of reclaimed lands in the Netherlands
24 Dinxperlo-Demarcation Commission, 1949
French map of the old and new boundaries of Germany and the Netherlands in the town of Dinxperlo
25 Losser-Demarcation Commission, 1949
French map of the old and new boundaries of Germany and the Netherlands in the town of Losser
26 Sittard-Demarcation Commission, undated (1949?)
French map of the old and new boundaries of Germany and the Netherlands in the town of Sittard
27 Westerwoldsche aa, 1949
French map of the old and new boundaries of Germany and the Netherlands along the Westerwoldsche aa canal
28 The Zuyderzee before the enclosing, undated
Map showing the depth of the Zuyderzee before enclosing with dykes
29 Wieringermeer-Polder, undated
Plan of the Wieringermeer polder
31 Polder dike and enclosing dam, undated
Cross section of a polder dike and dam
30 Wieringermeer-Polder, undated
Plan of the Wieringermeer polder
32 Austria-Establishment of eastern boundary, undated
Map of the easter boundary of Austria
Series 2: Europe during World War II, 1938-1948
Series 2 contains slides of Europe depicting the destruction from World War II. Included are images of the inundation of the Wieringermeer Polder, damage caused by both allied and axis bombing campaigns and the abandoned forts of the Maginot Line.
Box Folder
1 33 France-Maginot Forts, 1948
Abandoned Maginot forts in Northern France
34 France-Mulhouse, 1948
Phosphate plant after air attacks in 1944. Mulhouse, Alsace
35 Germany-Cologne, 1948
Cologne after bombing with view of the Cologne Cathedral
36 Netherlands-Middenmeer, 1938-1947
Photographs of Middenmeer before, during and after inundation
37 Netherlands-Flooded Area, undated
Flooded rural building
38 Netherlands-Rotterdam, 1946
Aerial photograph of Rotterdam with view of city hall after the Rotterdam Blitz
39 Netherlands-Wieringermeer, 1945
Destroyed building in Wieringermeer after inundation
40 Netherlands-Wieringermeer, 1948
Reclaimed land in the Wieringermeer polder
41 Netherlands-Wieringermeer, 1948
Images of Wieringermeer before, during and after the intentional inundation of the polder by German troops
42 Netherlands-Rotterdam, 1948
Ariel photograph of Rotterdam
43 Netherlands-Rotterdam, 1948
Ariel photograph of Rotterdam with view of Rotterdam Centraal railway station
Series 3: Towns and Cities in Europe, 1933-1950
Series 3 contains images European towns and cities, focusing on industry, urban sprawl and significant cultural and historical sites. Included in series 3 are several slides of cities in the Netherlands such as Rotterdam and Amsterdam along with images of polder and dike planning and construction. Other countries picture include France, Germany, Austria, England and Switzerland.
Box Folder
1 44 Austrian-Italian border, undated
Border crossing at the Austrian-Italian border south of Villach
45 Austria-Alpach-Tyrol, undated
Buildings in Alpach in the state of Tyrol
46 Austria-Brenner Pass, undated
Brenner Pass from the north showing the gentle slope to the watershed
47 Austria-Carnuntum (Petronell), undated
Roman ruins (Heidentor) of Carnuntum in present day Petronell
48 Austria-Grossglockner, undated
View of the road to the Grossglockner in the Austrian Alps
49 Austria-Gosau Lake, undated
View of the Gosaulacke towards Dachstein
50 Austria-Perchtoldsdorf, undated
View of the parish church in the marktgemeinde of Perchtoldsdorf
51 Austria-St. Poelten, undated
Frankish farm near St. Poelten, Lower Austria
52 Austria-Schrattenthal, undated
Aerial view of the town of Schrattenthal from Schneeberg
53 Austria-Salzburg, undated
View of Salzburg looking towards Hohensalzburg Castle
54 Austria-Osttirol Tyrol, undated
Church ceiling in Matrei in Osttirol Tyrol. Possibly a detail of a fresco series by Franz Anton Zeiller done for the parish church of Matrei in Osttirol 1783.
55 Austria-Tyrol, undated
Aerial view of building and hills in Tyrol
56 Courtyard in Weissenkirchen, undated
Courtyard of a large estate in Weissenkirchen
57 New York, 1950
Austrian Folk dancing in New York
58 Austria-Velden am Worther See, undated
Aerial view of Velden am Worther See with Velden Bay
59 Austria-Melk, undated
The old and new abbey of Melk on the Danube
60 Austria-Erzberg, undated
Aerial view of Erzberg in Styria
61 Austria-Kaprun, undated
View of the Hydroelectric dam in Kaprun
62 Austria-Hafelekar, 1933
Buildings in the Alps in Hafelekar, Innsbruck
63 Austrian Alps, undated
Roman road through the central Alps
64 Austria-Tyrol, undated
Farming in the hills of Tyrol
65 Austria-Vienna, 1938
The Danube bend towards Vienna from Kobenz
66 France-Le Havre, 1948
View of the port of Le Havre with cranes and automobiles
67 France- Longwy, 1948
Aerial view of Longwy with steel factory
68 France-Longwy, 1948
Interior of steel factory in Longwy
69 France-Injoux-Genissiat, 1948
Aerial view of the Genissiat dam
70 France-Strasbourg, 1948
"Le Bain aux Plantes" (herbal bath) in Strasbourg
Box Folder
2 1 France-Lorraine, 1948
View from the top of the Vosges Mountains and river "Schlucht" to Lorraine.
2 Germany-Ruhr, 1948
German steel plant in Ruhr
3 Greece-Sparti, 1930s-1940s
View of the oldest temple of Artemis at Sparta
4 Italy-Venice, 1937
Canal and gondola in Venice
5 Italy-Venice, undated (1937?)
View of the Doges Palace and Campanile from sea
6 Italy-Venice, 1937
Canal and gondola in Venice
7 Netherlands, 1930s-1940s
Image of hot houses in the Netherlands
8 Netherlands, 1930s-1940s
Rural farm and windmill in Holland
9 Netherlands-Amsterdam, 1930s-1940s
Buildings along a canal in Amsterdam
10 Netherlands-Medemblick, 1930s-1940s
Aerial photograph of the Lely pumping station
11 Netherlands-Leiden, 1948
Wooden bridge in Leiden
12 Netherlands-Ijsselmeer, 1930s-1940s
Part of Ijssel Lake reclaimed for farm land
13 Netherlands-Middenmeer, 1930s-1940s
Aerial photograph of farm plots and small community in Middenmeer Netherlands
14 Netherlands-Rotterdam, 1939
Aerial photograph of Rotterdam with view of the Maas
15 Netherlands-Rotterdam, 1939
Aerial photograph of Rotterdam with view of Rotterdam Centraal railway station
16 Netherlands-Rotterdam, 1939
Aerial photograph of Rotterdam with view of city hall
17 Netherlands -Rotterdam, 1948
Dry dock in Rotterdam
18 Netherlands-Urkerland, 1930s-1940s
Aerial view of the Urkerland polder in the Netherlands
19 Netherlands-Friesland, 1930s-1940s
Road built on a dike in Friesland Netherlands
20 Netherlands-Wieringermeer, 1930s-1940s
Aerial photograph of farm plots in Wieringermeer
21 Netherlands-Wieringermeer, 1940s
Farmer ploughing reclaimed land in Wieringermeer
22 Switzerland-Zurich, 1948
Aerial view of Zurich with view of the Limmat
23 Switzerland-Geneva, 1930s-1940s
View of the Rhone/Lake Geneva with Mt. Blanc
24 United Kingdom-England, 1930s-1940s
Edge of Industrial sprawl in "Black Country" (English West Midlands)
25 United Kingdom-England, 1930s-1940s
Coal field in Cannock Chase
Series 4: Unidentified, 1930s-1940s, undated
Contains slides that are unidentified. These include maps of unmarked land, images of rural farming, and unlabeled photographs of dams and windmills.
Box Folder
2 28 Mechanical Digger, 1930s-1940s
A farmer operating a mechanical digger
29 Mechanical Trenching, 1930s-1940s
Aerial view of farm land after trenching
30 Reconstruction of West Embarkment, 1930s-19403
Destroyed dike or dam, possibly in Wieringermeer
31 Windmills, 1930s-1940s
Aerial view of Medieval windmills, possibly 14th century
32 Port, 1930s-1940s
Aerial view of unidentified port
33 Map, undated
Unidentified map
34 Map, undated
Unidentified topographical map
35 Polder, 1930s-1940s
View of road on edge of polder, possibly Wieringermeer
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