Guide to the Azel Hull Fish Papers, 1890s-1940s


Professor's lantern slides from lectures about the Panama-Pacific Exposition, Plymouth Colony, the American West, and other historical subjects.

Collection Details

Collection Number
Azel Hull Fish papers
Fish, Azel Hull
9 Linear Feet
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains lantern slides used for lectures about Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, Ca., 1915; Plymouth Colony; social economic development in America, 1807-1907; works of art; the American West; and historical subjects. There are some hand colored slides. Printed materials includes information on how to order slides, and booklets about the slides. Also included is a stereopticon (projector).

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Azel Hull Fish, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Lantern slides, undated
(5 boxes)

Lantern slides from both accessions are boxed within larger boxes. Boxes 1-3 have four lantern slide boxes per larger box. Box 4 has six lantern slide boxes. Box 5 has one lantern slide box.

Box 1-5
Photo prints, undated

Prints are both loose and enclosed in four albums.

Box 5
Pamphlets, undated
Box 5
Stereopticon projector, undated
Box 6

Historical Note

Professor. According to, Fish was born in Iowa in 1864. He and his wife, Alice Graham, had one child. Fish died on March 31, 1949.

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The Azel Hull Fish Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1991 and 1993.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed. Described from accession records.