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Repository: Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum
Source - col: Sipley, Louis Walton, 1897-1968
Source: 3M Foundation
Creator: Sipley, Louis Walton, 1897-1968
Title: Visual Education collection, Louis Walton Sipley/American Museum of Photography collection
ID: RRML.SC0012
Date [inclusive]: 1927-1939, undated
Physical Description: .85 Linear Feet 2 document boxes
Language of the Material: English

Abstract: The collection includes correspondence, slide outlines, and writings related to Louis Walton Sipley's research on the impact of visual education, particularly in the sciences. The material dates between 1927 and 1939 and includes Sipley's full slide lectures and several term papers written during his time in the education doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Scope & Contents: This collection represents Louis Walton Sipley's personal interest in promoting the use of images to enhance lectures at all educational levels. Materials include correspondence, slide outlines, and Sipley's published and unpublished writings dating between 1927 and 1939. Sipley's purchase of the C. W. Briggs Company, which produced lantern slides, was the culmination of his interest in the field of visual education.

The material in this collection shares some overlap with the C. W. Briggs records, as Sipley's purchase of that company was contemporaneous with the research he was conducting in the use of images to improve learning.


Creation of this finding aid was made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant #MA-30-15-0019-15.