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Shades of Corona Photograph Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Project Information: Shades of Corona
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Subjects

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Shades of Corona photograph collection
    Dates: 1886-1999
    Bulk Dates: Ca. 1920-1950
    Collection number: Consult library
    Collector: Corona Public Library
    Collection Size: 775 items 722 online items
    Repository: Corona Public Library
    Corona, California 92882
    Abstract: The Shades of Corona photograph collection includes images of family life, work life, and daily activities in the community that would be of historical interest to the people of Corona and surrounding areas.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Selected digitized images from this collection.

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Shades of Corona photograph collection. Corona Public Library, Corona, California 92882.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was created was created by the Corona Public Library staff from 1998-2000 as part of the Shades of California project and Corona Heritage Online Project.

    Project Information: Shades of Corona

    These photographs were copied from various photograph collections from Corona donors as part of a three month grant funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from June 1998 through September 1998 and continued in 2000 and 2001 with library support. The digitization of the photographs was part of a one-year project again funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from July 2003 through June 2004 in order to provide a single access point to primary graphic resources documenting the history of Corona ethnic communities from its founding to current times.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Shades of Corona photograph collection includes images of family life, work life, and daily activities in the community that would be of historical interest to the people of Corona and surrounding areas. The photographs cover a period from the late 1880's to 2001. The collection is the primary source of photographs about Corona's ethnic communities primarily the Mexican Americans and Italian Americans who came to Corona in 1890's to work in the citrus industry. The images of family life include family portraits, weddings, daily household chores, and funerals. The images of work document all phases of the citrus industry, farming, and trade. Many images document the leisure time activities of the community such as the Mexican baseball league and community celebrations such as Cinco de Mayo. A small number of images document the addition of new ethnic communities from Asia and the Middle East.

    Subjects

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

    Names and Places

    Martinez, Frances, 1912-2003
    Corona (Calif.)
    Riverside County (Calif.)

    Topics

    Agricultural Laborers--Mexican--California--Corona
    Automobiles--California--Corona
    Buildings--California--Corona
    Citrus Fruit Industry--California--Corona
    Churches--California--Corona
    Clothing & Dress--California--Corona
    Clubs--California--Corona
    Domestic Life--California--Corona
    Employment --California--Corona
    Military Service--California--Corona
    Parades & processions -- California--Corona
    Portraits
    Recreation--California--Corona
    Schools-- California--Corona
    Social Life--California--Corona
    Sports-- California--Corona
    Streets--California--Corona
    Weddings--California--Corona

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Photographic prints