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Register of the Breeden (Robert L.) Postcard and Photograph Collection, 1910-1940
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Breeden (Robert L.) Postcard and Photograph Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1940
    Collection number: Mss64
    Creator: Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Breeden
    Extent: 1 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Breeden (Robert L.) Postcard and Photograph Collection, Mss64, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Breeden, Robert L. (1896-1984)

    subject

    Postcards -California

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    Postcards -Alaska

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    Postcards -Washington

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    Postcards -Oregon

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    Postcards -Virginia

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    Postcards -New York

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    Postcards -California -San Francisco

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    Postcards -California -Stockton

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    Postcards -Washington, D.C.

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    United States -Pictorial works

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    California -Pictorial works

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    Alaska -Pictorial works

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    Oregon -Pictorial works

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    Washington -Pictorial works

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    Postcards -Indiana

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    Postcards -Minnesota

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    Postcards -Iowa

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    Postcards -Mexico

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    Stockton (Calif.) -Pictorial works

    corporate name

    University of the Pacific -Pictorial works

    corporate name

    Stanford University -Pictorial works

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    Yosemite National Park -Pictorial works

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    San Francisco (Calif.) -Pictorial works

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Breeden assembled three picture postcard/photograph albums. While these depict many parts of the United States, views of California and Alaska are probably the most numerous.