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Captain Jack Robertson collection of photographs and other items [graphic].
BANC PIC 19xx.031:187--OBJ; BANC PIC 1962 - 2011--NNEG misc. box 9 (NNEG 4x5); BANC PIC 2010.075--PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2010.075--PIC box 2; ...
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Title:

Captain Jack Robertson collection of photographs and other items

Creator/Contributor:

Robertson, Sophus John., creator

Abstract:

Includes studio portraits of Robertson, as well as snapshot photographs documenting Robertson and other survivors of the 1913 shipwreck of the State of California; the eruption of Mt. Lassen; the making of Alaskan Adventures and possibly other films; a 1928 Fox Film expedition to Alaska; indigenous peoples who were subjects of his proposed Robertson Expedition to Central Asia; miscellaneous travel and hunting photographs; and commercial views of Alaska. Many photographs depict Eskimo and/or Inuit peoples. Also includes a scrapbook that comprehensively covers Robertson's career in Alaska. Also includes many clippings and pieces of ephemera pertaining to Robertson's career and adventures; business records pertaining to Robertson Expedition, Inc. and other projects; miscellaneous correspondence and other personal papers; large maps of Alaska (1923) and Yukon Territory (1919); and a few historical objects: Explorer's Club of New York flag, scrimshaw handle, and autograph book.

Date:

ca. 1905-ca. 1965 (issued)

Subject:

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Robertson, Sophus John -- Portraits
State of California (ship)
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Alaska -- Photographs
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Alaska
Motion picture producers and directors -- Alaska -- Photographs
Motion picture producers and directors -- Alaska
Hunters -- Alaska -- Photographs
Hunting guides -- Alaska -- Photographs
Eskimos -- Photographs
Inuit -- Photographs
Indigenous peoples -- Asia, Central -- Photographs
Alaska -- Pictorial works
Lassen Peak (Calif.) -- Eruption, 1914 -- Pictorial works
Lassen Peak (Calif.) -- Eruption, 1914

Note:

Also includes ephemera, clippings, maps, personal papers and business records.
Title devised by cataloger.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
RESTRICTED NEGATIVES. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
1 box of objects stored in Historical Objects Miscellany as BANC PIC 19xx.031:187--OBJ (Carton 14).
Purchase; from Marc Selvaggio Bookseller ; 20100524.
Sophus John Robertson, who came to be known as Captain Jack Robertson, was born in Hayward, Calif. in 1885. He worked as a wilderness guide and hunter in Alaska and eventually became a documentary filmmaker in the region. A number of his films enjoyed commercial release. Later in his life he was hired by the University of California and served as director of U.C. Extension's Motion Picture Production Department. Robertson died in 1966.
Folder listing available in library.

Type:

graphic
Clippings.
Scrapbooks.
Ephemera.
Business records.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
3 boxes (ca. 280 photographic prints), 1 box (3 objects) and 2 negatives : 27 x 22 cm or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 19xx.031:187--OBJ
BANC PIC 1962 - 2011--NNEG misc. box 9 (NNEG 4x5)
BANC PIC 2010.075--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2010.075--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2010.075--PIC box 3
BANC PIC 2010.075
BANC PIC 2010.075

Origin:

Various places

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
RESTRICTED NEGATIVES. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
1 box of objects stored in Historical Objects Miscellany as BANC PIC 19xx.031:187--OBJ (Carton 14).