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Guide to the Elvira Davis Wiggan Photograph Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Elvira Davis Wiggan photograph collection
    Dates: circa 1860s-1941
    Collection number: MS 18
    Creator: Wiggan, Elvira Davis.
    Collection Size: .2 linear feet (18 photographs)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: The Elvira Wiggan Photograph Collection includes 18 photographs of friends and family of Elvira Davis Wiggan. Included in the collection is a 1860s tin-type portrait of an African American woman, several photographs of Elvira Wiggan’s uncle, Samuel Davis, and photographs of Elvira Wiggan’s father, John Davis, dressed in his Pullman porter uniform.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish from the Elvira Davis Wiggan Photograph Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    Elvira Davis Wiggan photograph collection , MS 18, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Heyliger, 06/25/2013.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Elvira Wiggan Photograph Collection includes 18 photographs of friends and family of Elvira Davis Wiggan. Included in the collection is a 1860s tin-type portrait of an African American woman, several photographs of Elvira Wiggan’s uncle, Samuel Davis, and photographs of Elvira Wiggan’s father, John Davis, dressed in his Pullman porter uniform.

    Arrangement

    I. Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Oakland (Calif.)--History.
    African American families--California--Oakland.
    Pullman porters--California--Oakland--History--Pictorial works.