Collection of Tulare County Local History Photographs

Tulare County Library
200 W. Oak Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291-4993
Phone: (559) 713-2727
Email: questions@tularecountylibrary.org
URL: http://www.tularecountylibrary.org/historyroom.html
© 2011


Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Tulare County local history photographs
Dates: circa 1860-1990
Collection number: Consult library
Collector: Tulare County Library (Visalia, Calif.)
Collection Size: Approximately 1,600 items
Repository: Tulare County Library
Visalia, CA 93291-4993
Abstract: Tulare County Library's photograph collection includes images of historical interest of Tulare County from the mid 1800s to 2000. Images document Tulare County Residents, Buildings, Homes, Libraries, Mountain Scenes, Celebrations and Activities, Agriculture, Sequoia Natl. Park, Floods, Business and Merchants, Schools, Street scenes, Railroads, and Recreation. Of particular interest are a group of 50 glass plate negatives taken by George David Smith, portrait photographs of local World War I soldiers, and a group depicting various activities of the Tuberculosis and Health Assoc. of Tulare County.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Selected digitized images from this collection.

Access

Collection open for research.

Preferred Citation

Collection of Tulare County Local History Photographs. Tulare County Library, Visalia, CA 93291-4993.

Project Information

These photographs were assembled from various photograph collections in the Tulare County Library's Annie R. Mitchell History Room. They were digitized in order to provide broader access to the cultural and social history of Tulare County. Project activities are on-going and conducted by a dedicated group of volunteers. Metadata is created and maintained in Microsoft Access. 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/ ). For each physical item, three digital image files were created: a TIFF master, a JPEG access image, and GIF thumbnail image. The most current collection of digital image objects are available to the public through library's website (see http://www.tularecountylibrary.org/historyroom.html ).

Scope and Content of Collection

Tulare County Library's photograph collection includes images of historical interest of Tulare County from the mid 1800s to 2000. Images document Tulare County Residents, Buildings, Homes, Libraries, Mountain Scenes, Celebrations and Activities, Agriculture, Sequoia Natl. Park, Floods, Business and Merchants, Schools, Street scenes, Railroads, and Recreation. Of particular interest are a group of 50 glass plate negatives taken by George David Smith, portrait photographs of local World War I soldiers, and a group depicting various activities of the Tuberculosis and Health Assoc. of Tulare County.
Items were selected from photograph collections housed in the Annie R. Mitchell History Room of the Tulare County Library in Visalia, CA. The photograph collections from which items were selected are indexed in Microsoft Access, and are searchable online at the Tulare County Library's web site at http://www.tularecountylibrary.org/historyroom.html#digital . Consult the library for more information.

Indexing Terms

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

Places

Sierra Nevada (Calif.)
Tulare County (Calif.)
Sequoia National Park (Calif.)
Visalia (Calif.)
Mooney Grove Park (Visalia, Calif.)
California Hot Springs (Calif.)

Topics

Soldiers -- California -- Tulare County.
Floods -- California -- Tulare County.
Libraries -- California -- Tulare County.
Railroads -- California -- Tulare County.
Schools -- California -- Tulare County.
Parades -- California -- Visalia.
Visalia (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Agricultural machinery -- California -- Tulare County.
Agriculture -- California -- Tulare County.

Forms/Genres

Photograph
Real photo postcard
Glass plate negative