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Guide to the California Vacation Albums
MS-R067  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California vacation albums
    Date: 1908-1924
    Collection Number: MS-R067
    Extent: 3 linear feet (6 boxes)
    Languages: The collection is in English.
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection is comprised of six early-20th-century albums of uncertain provenance containing photographic prints, postcards, and photomechanical reproductions that document the vacation experiences of the creator of each album. Locales depicted are chiefly in Southern California, but also include areas throughout the rest of California and the Western states and, in a few cases, in the Eastern United States. The images document the California landscape and its native flora and fauna as they appeared during the first decades of the 20th century. Subjects depicted include missions, national parks, street scenes, domestic scenes, historic buildings, deserts, beaches, mountains, and lakes.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. These materials are in the public domain. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    California Vacation Albums. MS-R067. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired through multiple purchases: 1998, 2000, 2003, 2007.

    Processing History

    Processed by Su Kim Chung in 1998, William Landis in 2000, and Cyndi Shein in 2007.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection is comprised of six early-20th-century albums of uncertain provenance containing photographic prints, postcards, and photomechanical reproductions that document the vacation experiences of the creators of each of the albums. Locales depicted are chiefly in Southern California, but also include areas throughout the rest of California and the Western states and, in a few cases, in the Eastern United States. The images document the California landscape and its native flora and fauna as they appeared during the first decades of the 20th century. Subjects depicted include missions, national parks, city street scenes, domestic scenes, historic buildings, deserts, beaches, mountains, and lakes.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection consists of the following items:
    • Album 1 : Photograph album of Yosemite and Lake County, California, probably 1908
    • Album 2 : Photograph album of Southern California and other locations, 1909-1913
    • Album 3 : Photograph album of California and the West, 1913-1914
    • Album 4 : Photograph album of Southern California, 1919-1920
    • Album 5 : Photograph album of Southern California, 1921-1923
    • Album 6 : Photograph album of California, Oregon, and Arizona, 1922-1924

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Vacations -- California -- Archives.
    Travel -- California -- Archives.
    Tourism -- California -- Archives.
    California -- Archives.
    California -- Pictorial works.
    Lake County (Calif.) -- Archives.
    Lake County (Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    Los Angeles County (Calif.) -- Archives.
    Los Angeles County (Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    Missions, Spanish -- California -- Archives.
    Orange County (Calif.) -- Archives.
    Orange County (Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    San Bernardino County (Calif.) -- Archives.
    San Bernardino County (Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    West (U.S.) -- Archives.
    West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works.
    Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- Archives.
    Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- Pictorial works.

    Genres and Formats of Materials

    Photograph albums -- California -- 20th century.
    Photographic prints -- California -- 20th century.
    Photographic prints -- West (U.S.) -- 20th century.
    Photogravures -- Oregon -- 20th century -- Color.
    Postcards -- California -- 20th century.
    Tintypes -- California -- Los Angeles County -- 20th century.