Skip to main content

Jonathan Silent Film Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-002-r

Scope and Contents

The Jonathan Collection contains rare historical photographs and papers of the early motion picture industry. Included are items pertaining to influential figures such as Eric Berndt, Annette Kellerman, Carl Louis Gregory and Charles Urban.

Dates

  • 1907 - 1974

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Extent

32 Linear Feet ((16 boxes) )

Overview

The Jonathan Collection contains rare historical photographs and papers of the early motion picture industry.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the original order that it was received from immediate source of acquisition, in subject series.

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries

Custodial History

The Jonathan Collection reflects the early history of film making and photography as collected by both innovator and cinematographer Carl Louis Gregory and Eric Berndt, a film historian and camera inventor. Dr. Ralph Graham donated The Jonathan Collection to the Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in the late 1990s. Graham had purchased the collection from film historian Jonathan Miller, who had acquired the materials from the estate of Carl Louis Gregory. Dodge College of Film and Media Arts transferred the collection to the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives, Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University on March 21, 2005.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts transferred the collection to the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives, Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University on March 21, 2005.

Related Materials

Select materials from this collection are available for viewing as digital images in the Leatherby Libraries Digital Archive.
Title
Finding Aid for the Jonathan silent film collection
Status
In Progress
Author
Adrienne Boramsin
Date
03/01/2012
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

Contact:
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange 92866 USA US