Shades of Corona Photograph Collection

Corona Public Library
650 S. Main Street
Corona, California 92882
(951) 736-2381
http://www.coronapubliclibrary.org
© 2006
Corona Public Library. All rights reserved.

Shades of Corona Photograph Collection

Collection number: Consult library

Corona Public Library

Corona, California 92882
Date Completed:
2007
Encoded by:
California Digital Library
© 2006 Corona Public Library. All rights reserved.

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