This virtual exhibit was created by Tiffany Chan as part of the 2014-2015 Student Assistantship at Queen’s University Libraries. It uses materials from the “Stereoscopic Views” collection in the W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library at Queen’s University.
Tiffany Chan is a 4th year undergraduate student of English literature at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Her interests (scholarly or otherwise) include Digital Humanities, 19th-century studies, multi-modal storytelling, and video games. You can find her on Twitter at @ElTiffster.
To learn more about the Student Assistantship, visit the BISC Digital Humanities Field School blog.
To see the stereo card collection in person, visit the W.D. Jordan Library (2nd floor above ground level of Douglas Library). You do not need special permission from an instructor to request things from Special Collections. To fill out the Retrieval Request Form, you can find the information in QCAT or simply ask a reference librarian at the Jordan Library.
Click here for the annotated bibliography.
A Note about Terminology
This project uses several distinct but similar-sounding terms:
Stereo card, a term synonymous with “stereoscopic views” or “stereoviews,” describes the actual object as a whole — a stereograph mounted on card. Though “stereo card” emphasizes materiality, other scholars may choose “stereoview” to emphasize the image and/or its constructed nature.
Stereograph refers to the stereoscopic photograph itself (as opposed to the stereo card as a whole).
Stereography, or stereo photography, is the medium or practice of taking stereographs. Those who take stereographs are stereographers.