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Photographs are primarily of California historic sites, landmarks, artifacts and events, including people who have contributed to the state's history. This includes images of California missions and Native Americans. Coverage includes the age of Spanish exploration, but the concentration is for the 19th and early 20th century. ca. 1888-1937, undated.
Owen Cochran Coy (1884-1952) had a long career as an historian. He was a professor of history at the University of Southern California from 1925-1950. He began his career as a history teacher at Eureka High School, 1909-1913. He served as the secretary and subsequently as director for the California Historical Survey Commission from 1915-1923. Following the commission’s administrative restructuring, he served as director of the California State Historical Association (CSHA) from 1923 to 1950. He served as a state technical director of the Historical Records Survey, W.P.A. in 1936. His publication work included book editing, such as Pictorial History of California, and editor for the CSHA serial publication, California History Nugget.
4.59 linear feet (Boxes: 11 letter)
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