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San Mateo Local History Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Project Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Mateo Local History Collection
    Dates: 1880s-1980s
    Bulk Dates: 1900-1970s
    Collection number: Consult repository
    Collector: San Mateo Public Library (Calif.)
    Collector: San Mateo County Historical Museum
    Collection Size: Approximately 1000 items, including photographs, correspondence, 3-dimensional items. 232 online items
    Repository: San Mateo Public Library
    San Mateo, Ca 94402
    Abstract: The collection has two primary areas of interest, the first is the history of the city of San Mateo, the second is a record of the city's on-going relationship with the 101st Airborne, Company A. The historical photographs cover a broad range of San Mateo City's history, primarily commercial buildings. Collection includes several photographs depicting the damage caused by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. San Mateo Public Library's Screaming Eagles: San Mateo's Adopted Sons Collection contains primarily photographs and correspondence documenting the City's adoption of 101st Airborne, Company A during the Viet Nam conflict. Additional material was donated by 101st veterans.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Digitized collection materials available online.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the San Mateo Public Library. For permission to publish and reproduce please contact Information Services Department. Fees may apply.

    Preferred Citation

    San Mateo Local History Collection. San Mateo Public Library, San Mateo, California.

    Acquisition Information

    San Mateo's historical photographs were acquired by the library over a period of years; most photographs were donated or were commissioned by the City of San Mateo. Currently the original San Mateo City historical photographs are on a long-term loan to the San Mateo County Historical Museum.
    Items that are associated with the 101st Airborne were collected primarily during the 1970s, some materials were donated later by veterans of the 101st Airborne.

    Project Information

    These photographs digitized as part of a one-year project from September 2005- July 2006 in order to preserve the materials and to provide web-based access to the contents of the collection. It was supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Coordination for the Local History Digitization Project was provided by staff of the California Digital Library.
    Project activities included conservation, photographic documentation, digitization, and cataloging.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection has two primary areas of interest, the first is the history of the city of San Mateo, the second is a record of the city's on-going relationship with the 101st Airborne, Company A.
    The historical photographs cover a broad range of San Mateo City's history, primarily commercial buildings. Collection includes several photographs depicting the damage caused by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
    San Mateo Public Library's Screaming Eagles: San Mateo's Adopted Sons Collection contains primarily photographs and correspondence documenting the City's adoption of 101st Airborne, Company A during the Viet Nam conflict. Additional material was donated by 101st veterans.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

    Names

    Wisnom Hardware (Firm)
    Levy Brothers Store (Firm)
    Crystal Springs Reservoir
    San Mateo Public Library
    101sr Airborne, U.S Army
    Artavia, Joe
    Patterson, Linda (Giese)
    Wayne, Hugh
    Murray, John

    Places

    San Mateo, Calif.
    Fort Campbell, Kentucky
    Republic of Vietnam

    Topics

    Buildings--California--San Mateo
    Historic buildings--California--San Mateo
    Commercial facilities--California--San Mateo
    Churches--California--San Mateo
    City views--California--San Mateo
    City & town life--California--San Mateo
    Libraries--California--San Mateo
    Vietnamese Conflict 1961-1975

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Photographic prints
    Correspondence
    Pamphlets