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Ogden N. Rood papers, 1855-1902

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1082
Bib ID 4079275 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Rood, Ogden N (Ogden Nicholas), 1831-1902
Title Ogden N. Rood papers, 1855-1902
Physical Description 6 boxes (6 boxes 2 portfolios)
Language(s) English .

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Cataloged and arranged.



Correspondence, art work, and memorabilia of Rood, including letters to Rood from colleagues, scientists, and artists including Albert Bierstadt, Arthur J. Evans, Joseph Henry, and Charles Eliot Norton. Family letters to and from his wife, Matilda, and children; letters from his wife to her mother, Anna Prunner, in Germany; sketchbooks, drawings, and etchings of Rood and his son, Roland Rood; and photographs and memorabilia.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Ogden N. Rood papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Rice, Helen. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1966. Accession number--M-66.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

2021-02-23 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Etchings (prints) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sketchbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Color photography -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Evans, Arthur, Sir, 1851-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Germany -- Social life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lightning -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photography, Stereoscopic Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photometry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photomicrography Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physicists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prunner, Anna Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rood, Matilda Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rood, Roland, 1863-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of Physics at Columbia University, 1863-1902, who was the first to apply stereoscopic photography to the microscope and the first to make quantitative experiments on color-contrast, to measure the duration of flashes of lightning, and to make a photometer that is independent of color.