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Guide to the Stanislaus Region History and Culture Image 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: Stanislaus Region History and Culture Image Collection
    Dates: 1868-1991
    Bulk Dates: Circa 1903-1920
    Collection number: Consult repository
    Collector: California State University, Stanislaus. Library
    Collection Size: 260 items 260 online items
    Repository: California State University, Stanislaus. Library
    Turlock, CA 95382
    Abstract: The Stanislaus Region History and Culture Image Collection consists of two sets of photographic images and one commemorative scrapbook that depict in various ways the multifaceted history, geography, and culture of one specific region of the northern San Joaquin Valley. The images describe two differing but related perspectives on the Stanislaus County region of the Central Valley of California: 1. the early history of the village of Turlock (founded in 1871), illustrated by a collection of early photographs dating from the late 19th century through the 1930s; and 2. a more recent collection of photographs created by Modesto-based photojournalist and commercial photographer Manual Dias (1918-2005).
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Digitized collection materials available online.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with California State University, Stanislaus. The creators of the images and their heirs generally retain literary rights. For permission to publish or to reproduce the images, please contact the Dean of Library Services.

    Preferred Citation

    Stanislaus Region History and Culture Image Collection. California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California.

    Acquisition Information

    This image collection was created by staff members of the Library Special Collections unit, California State University, Stanislaus, in 2005-06 as part of the Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP)

    Project Information

    These photographs and scrapbook were assembled from the University Library Special Collections of California State University, Stanislaus, as part of the Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP), a one-year LSTA-funded initiative sponsored by the California Digital Library (CDL) and administered by the California State Library. Project activities included conservation, photographic documentation, digitization, and metadata creation of the selected images. Grant funding provided for scanning and digitization by Northern Micrographics of La Crosse, Wisconsin. The CONTENTdm digital management software allowed for the processing and mounting of the images. The overall purpose of the project is to provide a virtual collection of images and associated EAD collection description intended for public access via the California Digital Library (CDL), the Online Archive of California (OAC), and the university library web site.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Stanislaus Region History and Culture Image Collection consists of two sets of photographic images and one commemorative scrapbook that depict in various ways the multifaceted history, geography, and culture of one specific region of the northern San Joaquin Valley. The images describe two differing but related perspectives on the Stanislaus County region of the Central Valley of California: 1. the early history of the village of Turlock (founded in 1871), illustrated by a collection of early photographs dating from the late 19th century through the 1930s; and 2. a more recent collection of photographs created by Modesto-based photojournalist and commercial photographer Manual Dias (1918-2005). The Turlock history photographs offer representative images on various thematic areas, including early agricultural practices, settlers of Turlock, schools, churches, and other public buildings, cultural groups and social life of residents, the Melon Festival, business and trade, city boosterism, etc. The photographs include images created by various local photographers and were drawn primarily from the collection assembled by Turlock businessman Howard Whipple. The collection originally was housed for many years in the Turlock City Library until the early 1990s when it was ceded to the University in order to be preserved and housed in the Library Special Collections. In addition, the collection includes the content of the Turlock Centennial Scrapbook (1971-1972), consisting of 93 pages of newspaper articles, photos, and memorabilia. The Dias photographs document the growth and economic development of the same region in the mid-twentieth century, as well as focusing on the Portuguese-American immigrant experience and the construction of regional dams and reservoirs. Formats include portraits, panoramic views, and aerial photographs. The aim of the collection is to provide a useful and informative community resource of historical images that will augment the community's understanding of its own history.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Names

    Aibara, Nisaburo
    Allen, Elizabeth E.
    Baptista, Frank
    Berg's (Turlock, Calif.)
    Cadwallader, Edward J.
    California Peach Growers Inc.
    Crane, Horace S.
    Crowell, C. C.
    Fulkerth, Abigail
    G.W. Hume Company (Turlock, Calif.)
    Hilmar Colony Land Agency (Turlock, Calif.)
    Hotel Carolyn (Turlock, Calif.)
    Hultberg, Nels
    McHenry, Matilda
    McHenry, Robert
    Melon Carnival (Turlock, Calif.)
    Mitchell, John W.
    Modesto Junior College
    Osborn, Henry
    Santos Saloon (Turlock, Calif.)
    Southern Pacific Railroad Company
    St. Elmo Hotel (Turlock, Calif.)
    Stanislaus State College
    Swedish Mission Church (Turlock, Calif.)
    Turlock Hotel (Turlock, Calif.
    Turlock Irrigation District (Calif.
    Wood, Bernice

    Places

    Crows Landing (Calif.)
    Don Pedro Dam (Calif.)
    Escalon (Calif.)
    Grayson (Calif.)
    Hilmar (Calif.)
    La Grange (Calif.)--Aerial photographs
    Knights Ferry (Calif.) -- Aerial photographs
    Livingston (Calif.)
    Merced River (Calif.)
    Modesto (Calif.)
    Pico Dos Padres Campo Grande (Crows Landing, Calif.)
    San Joaquin Valley (Calif.)
    Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
    Stanislaus County (Calif.)
    Stanislaus River (Calif.)
    Tuolumne River (Calif.)
    Turlock (Calif.)
    Turlock (Calif.)--Centennial celebrations, etc.
    Waterford (Calif.) -- Aerial photographs

    Topics

    Aerial photographs
    Agriculture--California--Central Valley (Valley)--History
    Bullfights--California
    Central business districts--California--Turlock
    Dams--California--Turlock
    Dwellings--California--Turlock
    Gold mines and mining--Environmental aspects--California
    Harvesting--California--Turlock
    High school athletes--California--Turlock
    Horse-drawn vehicles
    Hotels--California--Turlock
    Irrigation--California
    Land use--California--Turlock
    Melon industry--California--Turlock
    Parades--California--Turlock
    Peach--California--Turlock
    Portuguese Americans--California
    Public universities and colleges--California
    Railroad stations--California--Turlock
    Real estate agents--California--Turlock
    Reservoirs--California--Turlock
    Rivers--California--Turlock
    Schools--California--Stanislaus County
    Scrapbooks--California--Turlock
    Stores, Retail--California--Turlock
    Students--California--Turlock
    Swedish Americans--California--Turlock
    Sweet potatoes--California--Turlock
    Watermelons--California--Turlock
    Windmills--California--Turlock

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Aerial photographs
    Photographs
    Postcards
    Scrapbooks
    Tintype