Guide to the Ida Hill Photograph Collection

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
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Oakland, California 94612
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African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Ida Hill Photograph Collection

Collection number: MS 58

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
09/12/2013
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ida Hill photograph collection
Dates: circa 1860s-1971
Collection number: MS 58
Creator: Hill, Ida.
Collection Size: .1 linear feet (2 folders)
Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: The Ida Hill Photograph Collection includes 29 photographs of various members of the Hill and Robinson families, group photographs of African American masons, and Dicy Robinson’s memorial card. A bulk of the collection are family photographs of William and Ida Hill and their children William Hill Jr., Alfred Hill, and Beverly Hill in Oakland and Alameda, California. The collection also includes a cabinet card taken in New Orleans, Louisiana, most likely of Ida Robinson Hill’s father sometime in the 1860s and a group photograph of the Robinson family taken in front of their home in the 1890s. The collection includes ten group photographs of various African American masonic groups in California in the 1930-1950s.
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 Ida Hill Photograph Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

Ida Hill photograph collection, MS 58, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger, 09/12/2013.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Ida Hill Photograph Collection includes 29 photographs of various members of the Hill and Robinson families, group photographs of African American masons, and Dicy Robinson’s memorial card. A bulk of the collection are family photographs of William and Ida Hill and their children William Hill Jr., Alfred Hill, and Beverly Hill in Oakland and Alameda, California. The collection also includes a cabinet card taken in New Orleans, Louisiana, most likely of Ida Robinson Hill’s father sometime in the 1860s and a group photograph of the Robinson family taken in front of their home in the 1890s. The collection includes ten group photographs of various African American masonic groups in California in the 1930-1950s.

Arrangement

Series I. Photographs Series II. Dicy Robinson memorial card

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hill, Ida.
Hill family.
African American--Families.
African American freemasonry--California--History.
African American freemasons--California--History.


Collection Contents

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 29 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes photographs of the Hill and Robinson families and group photographs of African American masons in California in 1930s-1950s.

Arrangement

Arranged into subject series and by photograph identification number thereafter.
 

Hill and Robinson families

Box 1:1

Dicy Robinson memorial card [001] 1902

Box 1:1

Cabinet card of unidentified man, W.W. Washburn photographer, 109 Canal St. New Orleans, Louisiana [002] circa 1860s

Box 1:1

Mr. and Mrs. Dicy Robinson standing in front of home with young woman and child [003] circa 1890s

Box 1:1

Portrait of Ida Robinson Hill, Morvan Studio, 111 N. Rampart St. New Orleans, Louisiana [004] circa 1900s

Box 1:1

Studio portrait of man sitting in car [005] circa 1910s

Box 1:1

Group photograph of children, (left-right, front): Alfred Hill, Beverly Hill, Gertrude (Dee Dee) Hackett, Harry Osibin (back): Dorothy Marsden (Jenkins), Leona Hart (O'Connor), unidentified girl [006] circa 1920s

Box 1:1

William Hill Jr. standing next to house [007] circa 1920s

Box 1:1

(left-right, back): William Hill Sr., William Hill Jr., (left-right, front): Alfred Hill, Beverly Hill [008] circa 1920s

Box 1:1

Ida Hill sitting on bench at Neptune Beach in Alameda, California [009] circa 1920s

Box 1:1

William Hill Sr. and William Hill Jr. standing next to house [010] circa 1920s

Box 1:1

Hill family home at 935 Arlington St. Oakland, California [011] circa 1920s

Box 1:1

William Hill Sr. standing next to home in Knights Templar uniform [012] circa 1920s

Box 1:1

Ida Hill and William Hill Jr. standing outside doorway [013] 1971

Box 1:1

Ida Hill and Alfred Hill standing next to building [014] circa 1970s

Box 1:1

William Hill Sr. sitting in lawn chair in backyard [015] 1967

Box 1:1

Portrait of William Hill Jr. [016] circa 1960s

Box 1:1

Portrait of William Hill Jr. [017] circa 1960s

Box 1:1

Ida Hill and William Hill Jr. standing outside of house [018] circa 1970s

Box 1:1

Ida Hill and woman leaning against car [019] circa 1970s

 

Mason group photographs

Box 1:2

Group photograph of members of the Heroines of Jericho [020] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Group photograph of members of the Heroines of Jericho [021] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Group photograph of the 15th Communication Grand High Court, Heroines of Jericho of California [022] 1939

Box 1:2

Group photograph of members of the Heroines of Jericho in Riverside, California [023] 1938

Box 1:2

Group photograph of members of the Heroines of Jericho [024] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Group photograph of men and women in meeting hall [025] 1947

Box 1:2

Group photograph of masons [026] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Group photograph of masons [027] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Group photograph of masons [028] circa 1950s

Box 1:2

Group photograph of Acacia Lodge No. 7 F. & A.M. 50th anniversary ball [029] circa 1940s

Box 1:2

Group photograph of Pacific Grand Guild Heroines Templar Crusade of Oakland, California [030] 1939

Box 1:1

Dicy Robinson memorial card 1902