Albumen print of the University of Georgia campus

Albumen print of the University of Georgia campus

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Unknown
Title: Albumen print of the University of Georgia campus
Dates: 1880-1890
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet 1 oversized folder
Coll. Number: ms2649

Biographical/Historical Note

The University of Georgia (UGA) is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia, and is moving to the forefront among public universities in the region and nation. Chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in 1785, UGA was the first university in America to be created by a state government, and the principles undergirding its charter helped lay the foundation for the American system of public higher education. UGA strives for excellence in three fundamental missions: providing students with outstanding instruction in classrooms and laboratories, providing Georgia citizens with information and assistance to improve quality of life in the state, and discovering new knowledge and information through advanced research. University of Georgia - New Georgia Encyclopedia (Retrieved July 14, 2009)

The albumen print was invented in 1850 and was the most common type of print for the next 40 years. It produced a clearer image than its predecessor, the salted paper print. An albumen print was made by coating paper with a layer of egg white and salt to create a smooth surface. The paper was then coated with a layer of silver nitrate. The salt and silver nitrate combined to form light sensitive silver salts. This double coated paper could then be placed in contact with a negative and exposed to the sun to produce a print.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of an albumen print of the University of Georgia campus from Broad Street showing what is now the Holmes/Hunter Academic Building (separated) and Phi Kappa.

Index Terms

Albumen prints.
College campuses--Georgia--Athens--Photographs.
Photography--Printing processes--Albumen--Georgia.
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Athens--Photographs.
University of Georgia. -- Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Albumen Print of the University of Georgia campus, ms2649, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Folder
1AAlbumen print, 1880-1890