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Guide to the Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
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Photographs

Physical Description: 4 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes 121 photographs mostly related to African American history in California. Approximately half of the photographs are reproductions.

Arrangement

Arranged by photograph accession number.
Box 1:1

Collage of 44 individual portraits of members of Vallejo Society of California [reproduction] [001] circa 1880

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Promotional handbill advertising Allensworth, California [reproduction] [002] circa 1912

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Mervyn Dymally with wife, sons, and daughter seated on sofa [003] 1964

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Byron Rumford standing next to unidentified man and woman [004] 1964

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Byron Rumford standing next to unidentified man and woman [005] 1964

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Tom Bradley (left) and Billy G. Mills (center) receiving a certification from an unidentified man [006] 1963

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Mervyn Dymally and his family are seated on the couch [007] 1964

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Group photograph at stadium (left-right): unidentified man, Mervyn Dymally, unidentified man, Mr. Oakes, unidentified man [008] circa 1964

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Portrait of photographer Harry H. Adams [009] 1963

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Dr. R. Claude Rudson is receiving a commendation with three unidentified men [010] 1964

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is standing at the pulpit [2 copies] [011] 1964

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Portrait of Billy Mills, L.A. City Council Judge [012] 1964

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'Stag' party for Curtis C. Taylor at the home of Earl Brandy [013] 1961

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. signing book with three unidentified men [014] 1964

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Tom Bradley (center) with two unidentified men [015] 1963

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Group photograph of unidentified man, unidentified man, Walter Reuther, Whitney Young, Jr., unidentified man [016] 1963

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Portrait of an unidentified African American woman [reproduction] [017], undated

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Portrait of Dr. Leroy Weekes [018], circa 1955

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Portrait of Mervyn Dymally [019], 1960

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Roy Fowler seated on the railing of a porch [reproduction] [020] 1918

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Adobe house owned by Maria Rita De Valdez [reproduction] [021], circa 1920

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Portrait of Mrs. Allen Allensworth [reproduction] [022] circa 1912

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Portrait of Bessie Brewington [reproduction] [023] circa 1915

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Owens family 'Mother Goose' party among those present: Mrs. Titus Alexander, Mamie Cunningham White, Florence Weimer, Dr. and Mrs. A.C. Garrott, Mrs. Louisa Lee, Rev. Shields, Robert C. Owens, Elbridge Lee, Anna Dugger Owens, as Mother Goose, Thomas Pillows, Harvey Cunningham, the Holts, two of the Blodgett brothers, and others' [reproduction] [024] 1906

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E. F. Joseph self-portrait [reproduction] [025] circa 1932

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Pearl Hinds with unidentified women [026] circa 1955

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Daughters of Fredrick Roberts with unidentified woman [027] circa 1964

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James Weldon Johnson standing in front of house [reproduction] [028] circa 1920

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General Andres Pico is seated with a black and white outfit [reproduction] [034] circa 1848

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Jose Moreno on horseback with an unidentified woman [reproduction] [030] circa 1845

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Portrait of Thurgood Marshall [031] undated

Box 1:2

Children in classroom, National Youth Administration #5, Riverside, California [reproduction] [032] circa 1938

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Black and white gold miners in Spanish Flat [reproduction][033] 1852

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General Andres Pico is seated with a black and white outfit [reproduction] [034] circa 1846

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Photograph of Manuel Moreno [reproduction] [035] circa 1905

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Frank Silvera standing with a glass in his right hand [reproduction][036] circa 1960

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Drawing of York who was with Lewis and Clarke during their expedition [reproduction] [037] circa 1805

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Portrait of Jimmy Smith [reproduction] [038] circa 1938

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Two unidentified men seated atop a wooden wagon which is harnessed to a team of horses, sign atop the building reads 'Gus. Thompson Livery and Boarding Stable' [reproduction] [039] circa 1900

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Mr. and Mrs. John Scott standing on the steps of a wood frame two story building with an unidentified man [reproduction] [040] circa 1901

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Advertisement for Southern area boys' club in Los Angeles, California [reproduction] [041] 1957

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Group photograph of San Diego postal employees [reproduction] [042] undated

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Portrait of Biddy Mason [reproduction] [043] circa 1865

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Wedding photograph of Rev. William Prince and his second wife [reproduction] [044] circa 1920

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Portrait of Lois Towns, first black nurse at Los Angeles County General Hospital [reproduction] [046] circa 1920

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Portrait of Mrs. Booker T. Washington [reproduction] [047] circa 1880

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Portrait of Mrs. Booker T. Washington [reproduction] [048] circa 1880

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Portrait of Alvin Coffey [049] undated

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Laura Chrisman standing by car [reproduction] [050] 1920

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Portrait of Garland Anderson [reproduction] [051] 1925

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Garland Anderson in car with crowd in background [052] undated

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Five unidentified women and three unidentified men standing in front of house [reproduction] [053] circa 1925

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Gladys DeJarnette and Alva Curtis Garrott Jr. playing with wooden wagons [reproduction] [054] circa 1907

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Portrait of Benjamin Talbot [reproduction] [055] circa 1880

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Group photograph of Pasadena Club Women [reproduction] [056] circa 1910

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Citizens' Band playing in front of New Age Publishing Co., Los Angeles, California [reproduction] [058] circa 1906

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Portrait of Alvin Coffey [reproduction] [059], circa 1880

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Photograph of adobe building built by a member of the Nieto family [060] circa 1960

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Portrait of Colonel Allen Allensworth wearing military uniform [reproduction][061] circa 1910

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Watercolor of Luis Quintero and his wife [reproduction] [062] circa 1781

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Unidentified group photograph [063] undated

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Group photograph of football team [reproduction] [064] circa 1907

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Group photograph of people standing on a train platform [reproduction] [065] circa 1946

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Unidentified group of men wearing white coats and black pants [066] circa 1955

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Red Spikes with his Majors and Minors Orchestra [reproduction] [068] 1928

Box 1:3

Outdoor reception for Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Somerville of Jamaica [069] undated

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Photograph of Dr. Vada J. Somerville [reproduction] [070] circa 1945

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Permit for James Nicholson and John Somerville to leave Jamaica for the U.S.A. [reproduction] [071] circa 1902

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Photograph of the Club House in Sacramento, California with a unidentified person standing on the steps at the front entrance of the Club House [reproduction] [072] undated

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Black seamen onboard ship [reproduction] [073] undated

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Victoria Shorey, daughter of Capt. Shorey [reproduction] [074] undated

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Home of General Andreas Pico near San Fernando Mission [reproduction] [075] circa 1915

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Photograph of wife of Pio Pico's brother [reproduction] [076] circa 1840

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Five unidentified women [077] 1960

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Photograph of four unidentified women [078] 1960

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Four women around a table looking at a poster of the Y.W.C.A. Woodlawn Center [079] 1960

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Unidentified group seated at dining table [080] circa 1960

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Congressman Gus Hawkins (right) standing with unidentified man and women [081] 1964

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Portrait of Samuel Booth [reproduction][082] circa 1865

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Group of ten unidentified men [083] 1963

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Photograph of Bernard Jefferson [first from the left] with seven unidentified men [084] circa 1957

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Photograph of a man with Pabst Blue Ribbon exhibit in storefront window of the California Eagle Newspaper [085] undated

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Group photograph of unidentified women [086] 1962

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Kelsey's Termite Control trucks parked under Kellog's Corn Flakes billboard [087] undated

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Mr. Woods of Woods Construction Company with unidentified persons [088] 1963

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Members of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters holding picket signs [089] 1963

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Dentist office of Dr. Evans [090] undated

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Photograph of Dr. Herbert Fairs and his wife [091] 1960

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Mrs. Herbert Fairs, Dr. Herbert Fairs, Augustus Hawkins, and unidentified man [092] 1963

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony with Billy Mills, Leon Washington, Gus Hawkins, and Tom Bradley [093] 1964

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Norman Houston (right) with unidentified man and woman [094] 1964

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Group photograph of unidentified man and woman standing at Enterprise Savings bank teller window [095] 1964

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Three unidentified men holding check in front of Enterprise Savings window [096] 1963

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony with unidentified man and woman [097] undated

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Portrait of Samuel Coleridge Taylor seated at the piano [reproduction] [098] circa 1910

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Group photograph of the L. A. Police Department Traffic Squad [reproduction] [099] circa 1914

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Augustus F. Hawkins [center], Mervyn Dymally [right], and unidentified man [100] circa 1962

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Group photograph of four people standing with Byron Rumford (left) [101] circa 1964

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Group of female dancers in front of theater [102] 1963

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Group photograph of members of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority [103] 1963

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Unidentified member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority [104] 1963

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Unidentified group photograph [105] 1964

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Unidentified group photograph [106] 1962

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Unidentified man and woman reading court transcript [107] 1960

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Firefighters in burnout building at San Pedro and Jefferson [108] 1959

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Photograph of Dr. Voda J. Sommerville [109] circa 1960

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Dr. John Alexander and Voda Sommerville on their 50th wedding anniversary [reproduction] [110] 1962

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Group photograph of Dr. John Alexander and Voda Sommerville on their 50th wedding anniversary [111] 1962

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Four unidentified men looking at document [112] 1962

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Groundbreaking ceremony (left-right): unidentified man, unidentified man, Gilbert Lindsey, Leon Washington, unidentified man, furniture store owner [113] undated

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Portrait of Charles Tinsley [reproduction] [114] circa 1910

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Portrait of Refugio Reyes de Roberts [reproduction] [115] circa 1880

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Portrait of Isidrio Reyes [reproduction] [116] circa 1880

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Fernando Reyes standing next to wagon [reproduction] [117] circa 1880

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Portrait of Voda Sommerville [reproduction] [118] circa 1925

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Clarence Muse New Year Greeting [reproduction][119] circa 1930

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Group photograph (left-right): Clarence Brooks, Beulah Hall, Noble Johnson, Dr. James Smith [reproduction][120] circa 1921

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Noble Johnson with unidentified cameraman [reproduction][121] circa 1925