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.
This collection is open for research.
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1.50 Linear Feet
The collection contains both 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.
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.
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.
Processing of the Julian J. Chisolm II photographs and negatives 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.