Finding Aid for the Richard H. Dillon Collection of Photographs of San Francisco and the Mother Lode, 1900-1950

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Richard H. Dillon Collection of Photographs of San Francisco and the Mother Lode, 1900-1950

Collection number: 889

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Encoded by:
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2003
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard H. Dillon Collection of Photographs of San Francisco and the Mother Lode,
Date (inclusive): 1900-1950
Collection number: 889
Creator: Dillon, Richard H.
Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Richard Hugh Dillon (1924- ) was a librarian and the author of many articles and books on California, including California trail herd (1961), The legend of Grizzly Adams (1966), Fool's gold: the biography of John Sutter (1967), Humbugs and heroes: a gallery of California pioneers (1970), and Delta country (1982). The collection consists of ca. 300 photographs of old and new San Francisco Chinatown and the Mother Lode country, as well as photostats, captions, and signed mounts. There are also illustrative photographs used in Richard H. Dillon's Hatchet men (1962).
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard H. Dillon Collection of Photographs of San Francisco and the Mother Lode (Collection 889). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232943 

Biography

Richard Hugh Dillon was born January 16, 1924 in Sausalito, California; AB (1948), AM (1949), and BLS (1950), UC Berkeley; assistant librarian (1950-53) and librarian (1953-79), Sutro Library, San Francisco; author of many articles and books on California, including California trail herd (1961), The legend of Grizzly Adams (1966), Fool's gold: the biography of John Sutter (1967), Humbugs and heroes: a gallery of California pioneers (1970), and Delta country (1982).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of ca. 300 photographs of old and new San Francisco Chinatown and the Mother Lode country, as well as photostats, captions, and signed mounts. Includes the original work of photographer Louis J. Stellman and copy prints from the Arnold Genthe Collection at the California Historical Society, San Francisco. Also includes illustrative photographs used in Richard H. Dillon's Hatchet men (1962).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Dillon, Richard H.--Archives.
Stellman, Louis J. (Louis John), 1877-1961.
Historians--California--Archival resources.
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)--Photographs.
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)--Photographs.


Container List

Box 1, Folders 1-2

Photographs and photostats relating to Chinatown about the turn of the century, including illustrative photographs used in Mr. Dillon's Hatchet Men. New York: Coward-McCann, 1962.

Physical Description: 98 photos.
Box 1, Folders 3-4

Photographs of San Francisco Chinatown taken in the 1950s, many of them as promotional material for the Redwood Empire Association and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Many are identified.

Physical Description: 50 photos.
Box 1, Folders 5-9

Captions and signed mounts removed from images in Box 2, folders 3-7.

Box 2, Folders 1-2

Photographs of the Mother Lode country, people, places, and buildings, used to illustrate Louis J. Stellman's Mother Lode; The Story of California's Gold Rush. San Francisco: Harr Wagner, 1934. The photographs are by Stellman. (Copy in stacks: F865/S82m).

Physical Description: 62 photos.
Box 2, Folders 3-7

Photographs of Chinatown around the turn of the century, taken by Louis J. Stellman.

Physical Description: 98 photos.

Note

Captions removed and are in Box 1.
Box 2, Folder 8

Photocopy of captions removed from photographs in Box 1, folders 3-4; Photocopy of captions from Box 2, folders 1-2.