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ABSTRACT: This collection consists of photographs taken by Robert Graul on a trip aboard the excursion steamboat DELTA QUEEN from July 1972 trip from St. Louis to Peoria.
SCOPE: Photographs include images of the Delta Queen, passengers, crew, shore excursions, and local landmarks.
EXTENT: 55 photographs, black and white, with accompanying captions.
HISTORY: Robert K. Graul was the chief photographer for the Alton Telegraph for 41 years before retiring. He was known for his enthusiam for the rivers and active documentation of many significant events in modern river history, including from this collection, the last overnight excursion of the Delta Queen. Also included are the captions originally written by Graul detailing the trip and the moments captured in the photographs.
ACCESS: This is Special Collection P-056.This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the collection may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, depending on condition. Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building. More information about conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page.
Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is "From the collections of the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.”
This collection is also availble for online viewing on the UMSL Digital Library as the P-056 Robert Graul Delta Queen Photographs Collection.