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Guide to the California Counties Photography Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Counties Photography collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1850s-1980s
    Date (bulk): (Bulk 1870s-1970s)
    Collection number: PC-CO: Box [number]
    Creator: Various
    Extent: 112 boxes, 20 oversize boxes

    (ca. 27,900 images)
    Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
    San Francisco, California 94105-4014
    Abstract: Contains photographs and postcards depicting views of specific locations, structures, people, events, and general subjects relating to cities and towns in every county of California from the 1850s to the 1980s except for San Francisco, which is collected separately.
    Physical location: Please consult repository.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the California Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    California Counties Photography collection, PC-CO: Box [number], California Historical Society, Photography Collection.

    Acquisition Information

    Consult repository.

    Scope and Contents Note

    Contains photographs and postcards depicting views of specific locations, structures, people, events, and general subjects relating to many cities and towns, and every county in California except San Francisco which is collected separately. Each listing represents a file containing from one to more than fifty images. Some files may include a small number of non-photographic reproductions and prints; these are found in files with a date range beginning with 1830.
    Includes general views of cities and towns (Sacramento, Sonora, Los Angeles, etc.) and historic communities located therein (Chinese fishing village in Monterey, etc.). General files under counties contain scenes of unincorporated areas or places that are identified only by the county. Includes images of types of establishments (Stanford University fraternities, etc.), specific buildings and structures (Hearst Mining Building, University of California, Berkeley or Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, etc.), as well as photographs of well known events such as fires or earthquakes (Santa Rosa or San Jose, 1906, etc.) and local celebrations, fairs and parades, etc. (Vallejo's 1893 Veteran Volunteer Fire Department Parade, etc.). Images included here complement those found under topics listed in the General Subjects Photography Collection.
    Arranged alphabetically: first by county, then city, and lastly by subject, where applicable.

    Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically: first by county, then city, and lastly by subject, where applicable.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Chinese--California--Oakland--Pictorial works
    Gold mines and mining--California--Nevada City--Photographs
    Streets--California--Santa Rosa--Pictorial works
    Waterfronts--California--Stockton--Pictorial works
    Railroads--California--Stockton--Pictorial works
    Parades--California--Stockton--Pictorial works
    Business enterprises--California--Coulterville--Photographs
    Stagecoaches--California--Coulterville--Photographs
    Stockton (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works
    Stockton (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Chinatown (Oakland, Calif.)--Pictorial works

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographic prints
    Photographic postcards
    Landscape photographs
    Cityscapes
    Group portraits