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T.C. Chamberlin

The T.C. Chamberlin Collection consists of 726 beautiful black-and-white photos from the College Archives’ Chamberlin Collection. These photos were taken by Rollin Chamberlin during an exploratory trip through China in 1909-1910 as part of the Oriental Educational Investigation Commission. T.C. Chamberlin was a graduate of Beloit (class of 1866), a professor and president of the University of Wisconsin, professor at University of Chicago and Geologist of the United States. He took the trip with his son, Rollin T. Chamberlin, who was a University of Chicago professor and prominent geologist. There are many fascinating and striking photos in this collection.

The collection also contains six diaries written by Rollin Chamberlin that provide details and insights into the trip and the Chamberlins' responses to the sights and people they encountered. Each diary is full-text searchable. Transcripts of each page can be seen by choosing "page description" or "page & text" from the drop-down menu when viewing one of the diaries. In addition, look for links to related photographs from the broader collection on "page description" screens.

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