Robert L. Breeden (1896-1984) was educated at the College of the Pacific, Stockton,
Calif. (A.B., 1922; M.A., 1934). Following graduation, Breeden became a member of the
Physical Education faculty at the College, serving in this capacity until his resignation
(February 1948). While a child, Breeden began collecting picture postcards of America. He
continued this hobby into his adult years (c1910-c1930). It was his practice to mount the
postcards and photographs in albums with typescript commentary, furnishing historical and
anecdotal information about the cities, landmarks and scenic views depicted.