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Guide to the Ian A. Smith papers
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Series 1. Manuscripts. 1978-1981, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of Ian A. Smith's manuscript regarding the history of mining operations at Mount Slover in Colton, California. Two versions of the manuscript are included, the original manuscript titled "Hardrock" and the second draft where the title was changed to "Vanishing Mountain".

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Hardrock: A History of Mining Operations at Mt. Slover, Colton, California" by Ian A. Smith; pages 1-70 of original manuscript with some additional handwritten notes. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 2

"Hardrock: A History of Mining Operations at Mt. Slover, Colton, California" by Ian A. Smith; pages 71-141 of original manuscript. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 3

"Vanishing Mountain: A History of Mining Operations at Mt. Slover, Colton, California" by Ian A. Smith; pages 1-70 of the manuscript's second draft that includes the title change from "Hardrock" to "Vanishing Mountain" . 1981.

Box 1, Folder 4

"Vanishing Mountain: A History of Mining Operations at Mt. Slover, Colton, California" by Ian A. Smith; pages 71-142 of the manuscript's second draft that includes the title change from "Hardrock" to "Vanishing Mountain" . 1981.

Box 1, Folder 5

Vanishing Mountain: A History of Mining Operations at Mt. Slover, Colton, California" by Ian A. Smith; pages 1-70 of the manuscript's second draft that includes the title change from "Hardrock" to "Vanishing Mountain" (photocopy). 1981.

Box 1, Folder 6

"Vanishing Mountain: A History of Mining Operations at Mt. Slover, Colton, California" by Ian A. Smith; pages 71-142 of the manuscript's second draft that includes the title change from "Hardrock" to "Vanishing Mountain" (photocopy). 1981.

 

Series 2. Research materials. 1857-1985, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of notes, correspondence, press clippings, photographs, and other material collected by Smith as he researched the history of mining operations at Mount Slover in Colton, California. Topics included in the series are Isaac Slover and family, the California Portland Cement Company, the history of California and San Bernardino County, and expeditions to the southwestern United States.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence, research notes, and other material regarding the Slover family history. 1931-1980, undated.

Box 2, Folder 2

Press clippings, maps, and other material regarding Isaac Slover, the history of San Bernardino County, and Louis Rubidoux. 1922-1979, undated.

Box 2, Folder 3

Field notes, publications, and other material regarding Mexican land Grants in California, Colton's Spanish heritage, Agua Mansa, and Rancho Jurupa. 1857-1979, undated.

Box 2, Folder 4

Research notes, photographs, and other material regarding the history of San Bernardino County and California, Agua Mansa, and the fur trade in the western United States. 1868-1980, undated.

Box 2, Folder 5

Articles regarding the history of California, the Spanish Trail from New Mexico to California, and fur traders of the Southwest (photocopies). 1857-1964, undated.

Box 2, Folder 6

Articles regarding early expeditions to the western United States as well as the histories of New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma (photocopies). 1905-1972, undated.

Box 2, Folder 7

Research notes, financial records and other material regarding Slover Mountain, the California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant, and California's mineral resources. 1857-1981, undated.

Box 2, Folder 8

Research notes, correspondence, and other material regarding Slover Mountain, the California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant, and California mineral resources (some items are photocopies). 1888-1978, undated.

Box 2, Folder 9

Research notes, press clippings, and other material regarding Slover Mountain, and the California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant (some items are photocopies). 1925-1977, undated.

Box 2, Folder 10

Press clippings, correspondence, and other material regarding Slover Mountain, the California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant, and the histories of Colton and San Bernardino (some items are photocopies). 1898-1958, undated.

Box 3, Folder 1

Photographs, press clippings, and correspondence regarding mining and quarry equipment used at California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant (some items are photocopies). 1926-1953, undated.

Box 3, Folder 2

Documents regarding the operations of the California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant on Slover Mountain (some items are photocopies). 1916-1981, undated.

Box 3, Folder 3

Press clippings regarding Slover Mountain and the California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant. 1978-1985.

Box 3, Folder 4

Maps, research notes, and other material regarding the California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant and Isaac Slover. . 1901-1982, undated.

 

Series 3. Photographs. 1886-1981, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of photographs and negatives primarily regarding California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant employees, equipment, and mining blasts. Additional topics include Mount Slover and the Agua Mansa Cemetery.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 4, Folder 1

Photographs of Slover Mountain as well as California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant and its employees. 1915-1965, undated.

Box 4, Folder 2

Photographs of equipment, machinery, and blasting at California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant. 1925-1971, undated.

Box 4, Folder 3

Photographs of Slover Mountain, California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant, and the Agua Mansa Cemetery. 1886-1981, undated.

Box 4, Folder 4

Negatives of Slover Mountain as well as California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant employees and equipment. undated.