Guide to the Photographs Selected from the Collections of the San Joaquin Valley Library System Member Libraries

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San Joaquin Valley Library System. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Photographs Selected from the Collections of the San Joaquin Valley Library System Member Libraries

Collection number: Consult repository

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Fresno, California
Processed by:
Photographs Selected from the Collections of the San Joaquin Valley Library System Member Libraries
Date Completed:
2003
Encoded by:
Online Archive of California
© 2003 San Joaquin Valley Library System. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Photographs selected from the collections of the San Joaquin Valley Library System member libraries,
Date (inclusive): 1849-2002
Date (bulk): (bulk 1880-1960)
Collection number: Consult repository
Collectors: San Joaquin Valley Library System

Fresno County Free Library

Kern County Library

Madera County Library

Mariposa County Library (Calif.)

Tulare County Free Library (Calif.)

Porterville Public Library (Calif.)

Kings County Library (Calif.)

Coalinga-Huron Library District (Calif.)

Tulare Public Library (Calif.)

Extent: Approximately 4,000 photographic prints 2,323 online items
Repository: San Joaquin Valley Library System
Fresno, California 93721
Abstract: The San Joaquin Valley Digitization Project image collection consists of photographs selected from the collections of the nine public libraries of the San Joaquin Valley Library System, as well as the collections of museums and individuals in their communities. The photos were selected mainly for their historical interest. They represent various aspects of life in the San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada foothills; in the counties of Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, and Mariposa. The photos date from 1850 to 2002.
Language: English.
Selected digitized photographs available online.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection may or may not be open for research. Consult repository for more information.

Publication Rights

Publication rights may differ for each contributing institution. Consult repository for more information.

Preferred Citation

Photographs selected from the collections of the San Joaquin Valley Library System member libraries, Consult repository, San Joaquin Valley Digitization Project, San Joaquin Valley Library System, Fresno CA

Acquisition Information

This collection was created by the staff of the nine public libraries of the San Joaquin Valley Library System by digitizing photographs in their collections and the collections of other institutions and individuals in their communities.

Project Information: San Joaquin Valley Digitization Project

The San Joaquin Valley Digitization Project provided the nine public libraries of the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS) with equipment and training so that they could digitize the historical photographs in their collections. Staff at each of the nine participating libraries scanned the photographs and created the metadata. SJVLS staff developed the project's database and web site that provides access to the collection on the internet. Other institutions and individuals in the communities participated in the project as partners by contributing photographs and historical information.
Online, the collection is called "San Joaquin Valley & Sierra Foothills Photo Heritage"  .
The project was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act grant awarded by the California State Library. The grant funded phase of the project began in October 2001 and ended June 2003.
Additional information regarding individual institutions that participated in this project is available on their web sites, and users of these online materials who would like more information about the collections from which they were selected should contact individual institutions directly.

Participating Institutions: San Joaquin Valley Digitzation Project

Scope and Content of Collection

The San Joaquin Valley Digitization Project image collection consists of photographs selected from the collections of the nine public libraries of the San Joaquin Valley Library System, as well as the collections of museums and individuals in their communities. The photos were selected mainly for their historical interest. They represent various aspects of life in the San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada foothills; in the counties of Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, and Mariposa. The photos date from 1850 to 2002.
A large portion of the photos depict such things as: street scenes with horse-drawn and motorized vehicles, people in period dress, local businesses and buildings, and parades; portraits of local people; domesticated animals; railroad transportation; class photos; and floods. The industries represented include agriculture, logging, and petroleum. There are a significant number of photos depicting oil fields in the Coalinga area; public schools in Fresno County; an earthquake in Kern County; libraries throughout the Valley and foothills; and Sierra Nevada scenes of logging, dam construction, and Yosemite National Park.
Individuals and families who contributed photographs that are included in the collection are the Anthony family and the Mouren Family of Coalinga; Naomi Tagawa of Kings County; Mervin Fulton, Irene Ferguson, Colleen Murphy Paggi, Louise Tesoriere, George Serpa, Lillian Baugh of Tulare City; the Bruce family, Leroy Radanovich, the Chase-Williams family, Pearl and Winnie Williams of Mariposa County; Carleton Watkins, Kathleen Walker, Clyde Johnson, Curtis Darling of Kern County.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Fresno (Calif.)
Fresno County (Calif.)
Hanford (Calif.)
Oakhurst (Calif.)
Porterville (Calif.)
San Joaquin Valley (Calif.)
Tulare County (Calif.)
Tulare (Calif.)
Visalia (Calif.)
Wawona (Calif.)
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Madera County (Calif.)
Madera (Calif.)
Mariposa (Calif.)
Mariposa County (Calif.)
Huron (Calif.)
Kern County (Calif.)
Kings County (Calif.)
Bakersfield (Calif.)
Coalinga (Calif.)
Coulterville (Calif.)
Business districts
Stores & shops
Detention camps
African Americans
Asian Americans
Horse-drawn vehicles
Japanese Americans
Libraries
Agriculture
Earthquakes
Historic buildings
Hotels
Logging
Lumbering
Indians
Oil fields
Petroleum
Public schools
Railroads
School buildings
Cities & towns
City & town life
Clothing & dress
Parades & processions
Dams

Genres and Forms of Material

Portrait photographs
Photographic prints
Photographic postcards
Negatives