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Guide to the Haskett Family Photograph Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents of the Collection
  • Series Arrangement
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Haskett Family Photograph Collection
    Creator: Haskett Family
    Dates: 1897-1943
    Extent: 12 feet 17 boxes
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Honnold/Mudd Library.
    800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
    Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
    Claremont University Consortium
    Claremont, California 91711
    Abstract: The Haskett Collection contains family papers, correspondence, photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, slides, blueprints, and ephemera. Varying widely in their subjects and unified by their passing to Jon Haskett. These documents pertain to the past three generations of the Haskett and Baker families. The families both arrived in California in the late 19th century and were united by the marriage of Clara Beymer Baker to William Blair Haskett, both of Pasadena, California. The materials in the collection date from 1861 to 1928, with the bulk of the collection between 1880 and 1919. Of noted interest is the variety of nineteenth and early twentieth century photography found in the collection, including southwestern U.S. views, portraits of American Indians, European stereoscopic views, and Matthew Brady’s Civil War Generals carte de visite set.
    Collection Number: h1995.3
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Physical Location: Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

    Information for Researchers

    Restrictions on Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Haskett Family Photograph Collection. Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1995.

    Processing Information

    Arranged and Processed by Byte Managers

    Accruals

    No addition to the collection is anticipated.

    Biographical Note

    The Haskett Family Collection contains personal letters, photographs, ephemera and other memorabilia documenting three generations of the Haskett/Baker Family of Pasadena, California. Both families arrived in Southern California in the mid-nineteenth century. The Haskett family moved from Arkansas; the Blair family came from Wisconsin.. The collection covers the period from 1860 to 1920. The bulk of the collection covers the period from 1880-1920. offers researchers a glimpse into the lives of different generations of one family.

    Scope and Contents of the Collection

    The Haskett collection contains family papers, correspondence, photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, slides, blueprints, and ephemera, from 1861 to 1928. The bulk is between 1880 and 1919. Notable holdings include photographs in reproduction by Matthew Brady, George Fiske, and Abel Briquet, letters between William Blair Haskett and his wife Clara while he was stationed at Army bases in California and Arizona in 1918-1919, the diary of John Myers recording his travels between St. Louis and California by train in 1902, and WWI ephemera. The bulk of the collection covers the period from 1880-1920. offers researchers a glimpse into the lives of different generations of one family.

    Series Arrangement

    Series 1. Haskett family correspondence, photographs, and ephemera
    Series 2. Photographs
    Subseries 2.1 Civil War
    Subseries 2.2 Photographs taken by the Haskett family
    Subseries 2.3 California, Southwestern States, and Mexico
    Subseries 2.4 Photographs of Art
    Subseries 2.5 Photographs of Europe
    Subseries 2.6 Portraits
    Subseries 2.6 Photo Albums
    Series 3. Ephemera

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
    Barker, George (American and Canadian photographer, 1844-1894)
    Bierstadt, Charles (American photographer, 1819-1903)
    Bierstadt, Edward (American photographer, 1824 - ca. 1907)
    Brady, Mathew B. (American photographer, 1823-1896)
    Briquet, Abel (French photographer active in France and Mexico, 1850s-1911)
    Fiske, George (American photographer, 1835-1918)
    Myers, John
    Upton, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-
    Watkins, Carleton -- 1829-1916
    California History -- 1850-1950
    California views -- stereocards -- 1800-1950
    photographic techniques
    United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
    World War, 1914-1918
    Western Americana history-- 1800-1950
    scrapbooks