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Mildred Schaeffer Zichner Collection

Identifier: AR0834

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains the slide photography of Mildred Schaeffer Zichner (1910-2008) as a record of travels with her husband, Walter Zichner (1907-1991), family and friends across the globe. The Zichners traveled to Canada, South Africa, South America, Egypt, Iran, Russia, China, Turkey, Greece, Italy, England, Ireland and many destinations within the United States during a 30-40 year period. Some of their travels were aboard a sailing vessel named "Polaris," which is referred to in a series of boxes. An estimated 40,000 images are part of this unique collection of travel imagery. The slides are all 35mm color images, which are organized alphabetically, then by date, as well as numerically, by Roman numeral. Each slide box contains an estimated 200 color images. Materials are arranged by travel series, which will include anywhere from 1-7 boxes. When the name of a place is not used, the name of the vacation or method of travel is stated instead. In each set, thousands of images are numbered and identified by subject.


  • Creation: 1968-1992


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.


16.00 boxes

Language of Materials



Slides travel photography taken by Mildred Schaeffer Zichner

Physical Access Requirements

Portions of this collection are stored off-site and require a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.  Boxes 1-13 and 15 are housed n the Research Collections Library.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of North Texas Special Collections Repository

University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton TX 76203 US