Julian Chisholm II Collection
Julian J. Chisolm II was an instructor in entomology at the University of Maryland from 1943 until 1949. Chisolm also acted as the unofficial campus photographer during his tenure at the University. The collection contains images and negatives depicting crabbing and the stages in the shedding of a hard crab's shell; sporting and social events at Chevy Chase Junior College; a Maryland Fox Hunter's Association meet; a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad train wreck; buildings and iron work at the University of Maryland; snakes; and amphibians. Also included are individual and group portraits.
Important Information for Users of the Collection
This collection is open for research.
Julian Chisholm II Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.
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Julian J. Chisolm II was an instructor in entomology at the University of Maryland from 1943 until 1949. Chisolm's area of expertise was photography, and he was considered the unofficial campus photographer. Mr. Chisolm was awarded two medals by the International Salon of Nature Photography in 1941. The silver medal he won in this competition was awarded for a series of photographs showing the stages in the shedding of a hard crab's shell.
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The Julian J. Chisolm II collection contains photographs and photographic negatives which span the period 1939 to 1945. The collection contains photographs depicting crabbing and the stages in the shedding of a hard crab's shell, among which are believed to be Chisolm's award-winning series, and two photographs of an unidentified man. The collection also contains 947 negatives. Major subjects of these negatives include individual and group portraits of various people, sporting and social events at Chevy Chase Junior College, a Maryland Fox Hunters Association meet, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad train wreck, snakes, and amphibians.
Custodial History and Acquisition Information
Dr. John Davidson of the Department of Entomology transferred the negatives in the Julian Chisolm II collection to the University of Maryland Libraries in April 1997. The source of the photographs is unknown.
Processed by Michelle DeMartino, June 1998.
Processing of the Julian J. Chisolm II collection began in 1998. The photographs and negatives in the collection were arranged into one series. Several nitrate negatives were removed from the collection and discarded by the University of Maryland Department of Environmental Safety. The negatives have been placed in acid-free envelopes and boxes.
All of the photographic materials are housed in the Archives and Manuscripts Department's Photograph Collection.
EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Sarah Heim.
Arrangement of Collection
The collection has been arranged into one series.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series 1: Photographic Materials, 1939-1945 (983 items)
This series contains thirty-four photographs and 947 photographic negatives taken by Julian Chisolm II during the period 1939 to 1945. Major subjects of the images include sporting events, student groups at Chevy Chase Junior College, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad train wreck, buildings and iron work at the University of Maryland, snakes, amphibians, and crabs. The negatives have been numbered to correspond with the original envelope and image numbers designated by Mr. Chisolm.
The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.
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Selected Search Terms
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the University of Maryland Libraries' Catalog. Researchers desiring related materials about these topics, names, or places may search the Catalog using these headings.
- Chisolm, Julian J. -- Archives
- Chisolm, Julian J. -- Photographic collections
- Photograph collections -- Maryland -- College Park
- Photographers -- Maryland -- College Park -- Archives
- University of Maryland, College Park -- Buildings -- Photographs
Names (Added Entries)
- Chisolm, Julian J.