Placentia local history photograph collection

Placentia Library District
411 E Chapman Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870-6101
(714) 528-1906
http://www.placentialibrary.net
© 2007


Descriptive Summary

Title: Placentia local history photograph collection
Dates: 1884-2000
Collection number: Consult library
Collector: Placentia Library District
Collection Size: 200 items 200 online items
Repository: Placentia Library District
Placentia, CA 92870-6101
Abstract: Placentia Library District's photograph collection includes images of historical interest of Placentia from the mid 1800s to 2000. Images document the citrus industry and early oil industry; residential, religious and public buildings; street scenes; significant individuals, including the Bradford family and Kraemer family; and annual events, such as the Heritage Day Celebration.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Selected digitized images from this collection.

Access

Collection open for research.

Preferred Citation

Placentia local history photograph collection. Consult library. Placentia Library District, Placentia, CA 92870-6101.

Project Information

These photographs were assembled from various photograph collections in the Placentia Library District's History Room. They were digitized in order to provide broader access to the cultural and social history of Placentia. A foundational virtual collection of digital image objects was created, which is available to the public through the Library's website (see www.placentialibrary.org ) in addition to the California Digital Library's (CDL) Calisphere website (see http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/ )
The project was part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP), a multi-year program 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. Leveraging the infrastructure of the CDL in partnership with Califa and Infopeople, the LHDRP explores a model to aggregate, preserve, and provide permanent public access to local history materials maintained by California cultural heritage institutions via a single statewide online access point. For more information about the LHDRP, see http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/oac/lsta/ .
Project activities spanned from August 2006 through June 2007. Activities included selection, digitization, and cataloging of a selection of photographs from the collections of the Orange County Public Library Silverado and Laguna Beach branches. Digital objects were created and cataloged using CONTENTdm, a digital asset management tool shared by LHDRP participants. The cataloging conforms to the CDL's Guidelines for Digital Objects specifications for descriptive and copyright metadata (see http://www.cdlib.org/inside/diglib/guidelines/ ).
Digitization was performed by Northern Micrographics using flatbed scanners. For each physical item, three digital image files were created: a TIFF master, a JPEG access image, and GIF thumbnail image. Digital image files conform to the CDL's Guidelines for Digital Images (see http://www.cdlib.org/inside/diglib/guidelines/bpgimages/ ).

Scope and Content of Collection

Placentia Library District's photograph collection includes images of historical interest of Placentia from the mid 1800s to 2000. Images document the citrus industry and early oil industry; residential, religious and public buildings; street scenes; significant individuals, including the Bradford family and Kraemer family; and annual events, such as the Heritage Day Celebration.
Items were selected from a wide range of photographs housed in the Placentia Library District's History Room, particularly the Virginia Carpenter collection.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Placentia (Calif.)--History