William Culp Darrah
William Culp Darrah (1909, Reading, Pennsylvania – 1989, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) was an American professor of biology at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He was a specialist in paleobotany. He was also a noted authority on the history of photography, writing several books about 19th-century photo processes and photographers. As part of his interest in 19th-century photography, he assembled a collection of over 60,000 cartes-de-visite, which is now held at Penn State University.
Darrah was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well a member of Sigma Xi and the Botanical Society of America.
- Principles of paleobotany (1960)
- Textbook of paleobotany (1939)
- A critical review of the upper Pennsylvanian floras of eastern United States with notes on the Mazon Creek flora of Illinois (1969)
- A check list of Maine photographers who issued stereographs (1967)
- Stereo views, a history of stereographs in America and their collection (1964)
- An Album of stereographs : or, Our country victorious and now a happy home : from the collections of William Culp Darrah and Richard Russack (1977)
- The world of stereographs (1977)
- Cartes de visite in nin[e]teenth century photography (1981)
- Papers of William C. Darrah, MS-128 at Gettysburg College
- William C. Darrah collection of cartes-de-visite, 1860-1900 HCLA 1515 at Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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