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Upland Public Library Historic Photograph Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Project Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Subjects

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Upland Public Library Historic Photograph Collection
    Dates: 1888-1969 Bulk 1930-1940
    Bulk Dates: Circa 1930-1940
    Collection number: Consult library
    Collector: Upland Public Library
    Collection Size: 200 photographs 200 online items
    Repository: Upland Public Library
    Upland, CA 91786
    Abstract: Upland Public Library Historic Photograph Collection consists of images of Upland, California beginning in the late 1800's. The images document the early days of the citrus industry, residential, commercial and public buildings and community events such as parades and athletic events, street scenes, and early fire department social activities. Significant individuals, including studio portraits of the Bedford Brothers and the Chaffey family; early civic leaders, group and family portraits are included in the collection. There are a few aerial photographs in the collection. Photographs primarily document community life and street scenes.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Selected digitized images from this collection.

    Access

    The collection is housed at Upland Public Library; please contact the reference desk at (909) 931-4205 for information about access to the collection.

    Preferred Citation

    Upland Public Library Historic Photograph Collection. Upland Public Library, Upland, CA 91786.

    Acquisition Information

    The photographs were collected by the Upland Public Library, the City of Upland and others.

    Project Information

    Two hundred photographs were chosen for inclusion in the University of California's California Digital Library's databases reflecting various aspects of the history of the City of Upland. Images include: businesses located on 2nd Avenue in downtown Upland, citrus industry, homes and community events from Upland's past.
    The photographs were chosen from the Upland Public Library Local History collection. The photographs were digitized to broaden access to the library's unique historic photographs. The project included selecting photographs from the collection and research as needed to document the photographs. The photographs were previously cataloged; however they are not currently in the library's online catalog. The photographs were entered into CONTENTdm by Reference Staff.
    The Upland Public Library participated in the Local History Digital Resources Program (LHDRP) in 2008-09. This project was supported in whole or in part 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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Upland Public Library Historic Photograph Collection consists of images of historical interest for Upland, California beginning in the late 1800's. The images document the early days of the citrus industry, residential, commercial and public buildings and community events such as parades and athletic competitions, street scenes, and early fire department social activities. Significant individuals, including studio portraits of the Bedford Brothers and the Chaffey family; early civic leaders, group and family portraits are included in the collection. There are a few aerial photographs in the collection. Photographs primarily document community life and street scenes. The collection contains glass negative photographs taken by Edna Swan and photographs donated by Esther Boulton Black from her slide show created for her presentation for 3rd grade curriculum and her book 'Stories of Old Upland'. The photographs taken by or donated by these two women are the core of the library's local history photograph collection. The photographs selected include photographs from the donated collections of these two women. Unpublished card file indexes to individual photographs are available at the Upland Public Library. Consult the library for more information.
    Upland Public Library's Local History collection currently has holdings comprised of some 1000 photographs, 69 linear feet of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, brochures, and other paper ephemera. The collection also has various years of Upland City Directories from 1898 to the present, Upland High school yearbooks, scrapbooks, oral histories. Newspapers on microfilm include The Upland News from 1913 to 1971 and The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (formerly The Daily Report) from 1980 to the present. The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin is indexed from 1980 to August of 1994 and from October 1996 to February 2009. Beginning in March 2009, only obituaries of Upland residents are being indexed.

    Subjects

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Upland (Calif.)
    Businesses--Local (Early)
    Camping--California
    Churches--California
    Citrus fruit industry--California, Southern
    Clubs--California
    Fraternal organizations (LCSH)
    General Electric Company--History--20th Century
    Hospitals--California
    Interstate 10
    Libraries--California--Upland
    Monuments--California
    Parades--California--History--Pictorial Works
    Streets--California--Upland
    Unions, Trade
    Upland (Calif.) Fire Department
    Upland (Calif.) Police Department
    Upland (Calif.)--Historic Buildings, etc.
    Upland (Calif.)--History--Pictorial work
    Water (Agricultural use) (LCSH)