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Guide to the Anaheim Public Library Photograph Collection on Anaheim Local History
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Anaheim Public Library photograph collection on Anaheim local history,
    Date (inclusive): 1860-1970
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1860-1923)
    Collection number: Consult repository
    Creator: Anaheim Public Library
    Extent: 1,802 items 1,800 online items
    Repository: Anaheim Public Library. Central Library. History Room.
    Anaheim, California 92805
    Abstract: Anaheim Public Library's photograph collection includes images of historical interest of the City of Anaheim and other areas of Orange County from the 1860s to 2002. Images document public, residential and commercial buildings, including businesses, schools, churches, citrus packing houses, fire and police department facilities, theaters (such as the Fox Theater), and the public library; street scenes; neighborhoods; significant individuals, including members of the Los Angeles Vineyard Society which founded Anaheim in 1857 as a wine making colony, early mayors and civic leaders (such as August Langenberger and Charles Pearson); groups and family portraits; annual events, such as the California Valencia Orange Show and the Anaheim Halloween Parade; local geography, including the Santa Ana River, Anaheim Landing and local canyons; rancho families, such as Juan Pacifico Ontiveros and Vicenta Sepulveda Yorba Carrillo; Mission San Juan Capistrano; viticulture and agriculture, including the Anaheim chili peppers; transportation; ethnic communities, including Japanese Americans, Chinese Americans, etc.; natural disasters, such as the 1933 Long Beach earthquake and the 1938 flood; Anaheim Resort area, including Edison International Field (also known as the Big A), Anaheim Convention Center, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim and Disneyland. Formats include panoramic and aerial photographs. Of particular interest are the large number of photographs which document the development of the Los Angeles Vineyard Society from circa 1860 to 1890. The collection also contains a small number of ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, and tintypes from the 1870s and 1880s.
    Language: English.
    Selected digitized photographs available online.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the Anaheim Public Library. Literary rights are generally retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce, please contact the Local History Curator.

    Preferred Citation

    Please use the following citation format for all items. Refer to a standard citation style, such as MLA, ALA or Turabian, when identifying the individual item: [Item]. [Item number]. Anaheim Public Library, Anaheim, California.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was created by Anaheim Public Library staff from 2001-2002 as part of the Digital Anaheim Digitization Project.

    Project Information: Digital Anaheim: Primary Sources in the Classroom

    These 1,802 photographs were assembled from various photograph collections in the Anaheim Public Library's Local History Collection which total over 16,000 items and digitized as part of a one-year project funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from October 2001 through September 2002 in order to provide a single access point to primary graphic resources documenting the history of the City of Anaheim. The Digital Anaheim Project was developed in collaboration with the Anaheim City School District's local history curriculum building committee, and the images chosen to support the goals of the adopted curriculum.
    Digitization was performed by Luna Imaging of Culver City, California.
    For more detailed project information, please see the website for the Digital Anaheim project .

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Anaheim Public Library's photograph collection includes images of historical interest of the City of Anaheim and other areas of Orange County from the 1860s to 2002. Images document public, residential and commercial buildings, including businesses, schools, churches, citrus packing houses, fire and police department facilities, theaters (such as the Fox Theater), and the public library; street scenes; neighborhoods; significant individuals, including members of the Los Angeles Vineyard Society which founded Anaheim in 1857 as a wine making colony, early mayors and civic leaders (such as August Langenberger and Charles Pearson); groups and family portraits; annual events, such as the California Valencia Orange Show and the Anaheim Halloween Parade; local geography, including the Santa Ana River, Anaheim Landing and local canyons; rancho families, such as Juan Pacifico Ontiveros and Vicenta Sepulveda Yorba Carrillo; Mission San Juan Capistrano; viticulture and agriculture, including the Anaheim chili peppers; transportation; ethnic communities, including Japanese Americans, Chinese Americans, etc.; natural disasters, such as the 1933 Long Beach earthquake and the 1938 flood; Anaheim Resort area, including Edison International Field (also known as the Big A), Anaheim Convention Center, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim and Disneyland. Formats include panoramic and aerial photographs. Of particular interest are the large number of photographs which document the development of the Los Angeles Vineyard Society from circa 1860 to 1890. The collection also contains a small number of ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, and tintypes from the 1870s and 1880s.
    The bulk of these photographs were taken by commercial photographers such as Judge James Howard and the Betzsold Photo Studio, and include captions and dates.
    Items were selected from a wide range of photographic collections housed in the Anaheim Public Library's Local History Collection, particularly the Juenger-Howard Glass Plate Negative, Shades of Anaheim and Mother Colony Household Inc. collections. Unpublished guides and a card file index to collections from which items were selected are available at the Anaheim Public Library's Anaheim History Room. Some may also be found on the library online public access catalog. Consult the library for more information.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Los Angeles Vineyard Society
    Mother Colony House--California--Anaheim
    Anaheim Union Water Company
    Hansen, George, 1824-1897
    Dreyfus, Benjamin, 1824-1886
    Langenberger, Augustus, 1824-1895
    Ontiveros, Juan Pacifico, 1795-1877
    Orange County Wine Co.--California--Anaheim
    Pressel & Son General Blacksmithing--California--Anaheim
    F. Backs Undertaker and Furniture Store--California--Anaheim
    S.Q.R. Department Store
    Betzsold Photo Studio
    Anaheim (Calif.)
    Santa Ana River (Calif.)
    Anaheim Landing (Calif.)
    Seal Beach (Calif.)
    Buildings--California--Anaheim
    Historic buildings--California--Anaheim
    Stores and shops--California--Anaheim
    Anaheim (Calif.)--Description--Views
    Houses--California--Anaheim
    Schools--California
    Churches--California
    Ranchers--California--History--19th Century
    Wineries--California--Anaheim
    City halls--California
    Municipal officials and employees
    Natural disasters--California
    Immigrants--California--History

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographic prints
    Tintypes
    Daguerreotypes
    Panoramic photographs
    Aerial views
    Photographic postcards

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Digital Anaheim