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This collection consists predominantly of slides and photographs taken on Herman P. Dean’s travels and limited papers consisting of travel brochures, firearm and book catalogs, personal notes and ephemera, and correspondence related to Dean’s book purchasing habits.

The photographs are the bulk of the collection and consist of 200-300 slides that were unable to examined extensively and more than 200 developed photographs from various trips and events. Several trips have been identified: one to the Hudson Bay area ("Rupert's Land Montreal" Trip Set, part 1 and part 2), one for the Rockies which is extensively captioned (Captioned Trip Shot Photos (Rockies)), three distinct fishing trips with unknown locations (Contact sheets and Trip Shots from Contact Sheet, Miniature Travel Photo Set, and Fishing Trip Set Photos). Also notable in the collection are photos from social events, including a banquet, a reception/unknown event, shooting excursions, a minstrel show, and costumed events. Also included are portraits of Dean in his office and another of Dean in his gallery in the Huntington Museum of Art.


Special collections material is obtained from many sources and is intended primarily for research and educational purposes. Certain works may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not governed by the department. It is up to the researcher to verify that they have permission to use these materials for publication or other activities.

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For more information or to use any of these collections, contact:
Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2343


Span Date: 1935-1976