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Collection P 047:
John Funk slides

(photographs of Four Corners scenes)


Years during which John Funk photographed these scenes: 1950-1990
Quantity: 3,102 color slide transparency photographs (including 1,199 glass transparencies in 101 sleeves), in 7 letter-size document cases
 © 2005  by Fort Lewis College Foundation, Center of Southwest Studies account

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Scope and contents

Administrative info

Folder list

 Itemized list of photographs 

Center of Southwest Studies collection inventories

Center of Southwest Studies

Introduction/ Scope and contents

These are John W. Funk's photographic views (including 1,199 glass color slides that are 2.75" square) of scenery, primarily in the Four Corners vicinity -- the only portion of the United States where four states (Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico) converge.  Some of the views are of scenes far from Mr. Funk's home in Durango, Colorado; they include Vancouver Island, Oregon, Oklahoma, and Yellowstone National Park.  Many of the views are of plants and of rock formations.

Caution:  Boxes 1-5 contain glass slides.  The boxes, though small, are heavy.  The user must be very careful that no slides slip out of their protective storage sleeve compartments and that no slides are dropped.

Administrative information

Arrangement note: The Center retained the creator's original order of these slides, which is basically chronological.

Acquisition information: This slide collection was transferred to the Center of Southwest Studies along with other photographic materials from the Fort Lewis College Foundation on July 2, 1998; its accession number is 1998:07001.6.  They had been given to the Foundation by the estate of Funk at some previous time, and had been in storage in the Foundation's outdoor shed by the Admissions Office for many years.

Processing informationItem-level data entry was by Center of Southwest Studies student archival assistants Corina Tsinnajinnie during the 2003-4 school year (she created records for the first 976 glass slides, and also did the re-housing of all of the glass slides in inert plastic sleeves) and Andrew Hayes in the early winter of 2004/05 and September of 2005 (he assisted with the editing of already created records and entered descriptions of the remaining 223 glass slides and did the item level cataloging of the 1,903 film transparencies which Gretchen Gray re-housed during the 2003-04 school year, finishing that project in September of 2005).  For the sake of brevity in the online presentation, the following item list of images does not contain all of the detailed information that the Center has recorded in an Access database to describe the content of these slides.  This guide was produced (including editing of the data) by Todd Ellison, Certified Archivist, Center of Southwest Studies, in October of  2005.

The Center has not yet digitized any of these transparencies, but can do that as requested.  (The Center's scanning station includes a Super Coolscan 4000 high-resolution slide scanner.)  Please see the image duplication request form and instructions for requesting digital images,  at http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu/Info_researchers/sw-4.htm

Folder list

Glass transparencies:

Box 1:  Sleeves 1-25

Box 2:  Sleeves 26-42

Box 3:  Sleeves 43-60

Box 4:  Sleeves 61-83

Box 5:  Sleeves 84-101

Film transparencies:

Box 6:  Sleeves 102-161

Box 7:  Sleeves 162-218 (and a packet of unsleeved slides from Canada and other non-Southwest destinations)

List of slide transparencies, by title

Slides titles with photograph number, date of photograph, and brief description.


Click here to open the itemized list at http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu/finding_aids/inventory/FunkSlides.pdf  (note: it is 105 pages).

Before you can view this itemized list, you will need a recent (5.0 or above) version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.  If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC, click here and follow the instructions for downloading, opening, and installing Adobe Acrobat Reader (it's free), then return to this page.  After you have Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or 6.0 installed on your PC, you may click on the pdf file URL above to access the list.

Search suggestion: search the itemized list by name using the Edit-> Find in Page (Ctrl+F) feature on your Web browser

Doing your own research: This description of a portion of the collections at the Fort Lewis College Center of Southwest Studies is provided to inform interested parties about the nature and depth of the repository's collections.  It cannot serve as a substitute for a visit to the repository for those with substantial research interests in the collections.

These collections are located at the Center of Southwest Studies on the campus of Fort Lewis College.  Researchers wanting more information about using this material at the Center may email the archivist at archives@fortlewis.edu or click here to use our E-mail Reference Request Form (or phone the archivist at 970/247-7126).  The Center does not have a budget for outgoing long-distance phone calls to answer reference requests, so please email if you wish to receive a response from the Center.  To request reproductions of any of these images, click here for instructions.


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