Guide to the Alice Gulick Gooch Photographs

Processed by Lynette Stoudt; machine-readable finding aid created by Brooke Dykman Dockter
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Phone: (949) 824-3947
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Email: spcoll@uci.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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History --History, California --History, Los Angeles Area Arts and Humanities --Fine Arts --Photography Geographical (by Place) --California --Los Angeles Area

Guide to the Alice Gulick Gooch Photographs

Collection number: MS-R24

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries



University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-3947
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.uci.edu/rrsc/speccoll.html
Processed by:
Lynette Stoudt
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter and Adrian Turner
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alice Gulick Gooch photographs,
Date (inclusive): 1899-1932
Collection number: MS-R024
Creator: Gooch, Alice Gulick
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection contains 131 photographs taken and developed by Alice Gulick Gooch between 1899-1932. These photographs document various Southern California locations in the counties of Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego; however, the bulk of the photographs were taken in San Diego County.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Alice Gulick Gooch Photographs. MS-R24. Special Collections, The UCI 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

Gift of Edna W. Phelps, August 1975. Background notes written by Mrs. Phelps are located in the Phelps collection file, MS-R43.

Processing History

Processed by Lynette Stoudt, October 1998.

Biography

Alice Gulick Gooch was one of four daughters of Martin Nicholas Gulick and his wife Annis C. Phelps Gulick. The Gooch family moved from Illinois to California in the late 1880's.
It is unclear where the Gooch family first settled in California, but we do know that they lived in National City in San Diego County for approximately 3 years (around 1899). They later relocated to Corona due to a demand for Mr. Gooch's cirtus orchard fumigation business.
It was while living in Corona that Alice Gulick Gooch discovered her love of photography. She had her own dark room and did her own developing and printing. She even sold a few of her prints to family members in California and Illinois. She often experimented in the process of developing prints, which led her to produce more than one copy of the same negative. This collection contains many of these duplicate prints, generally darker or lighter versions of the original print.
According to notes made by the donor, Alice Gulick Gooch used to go up to the attic of the Gooch home in Corona and take panoramic pictures from the window. This collection contains panoramic prints of both "Old Baldy" (Mt. San Antonio) and the "Greyback Mountains" (the San Gorgonio Mountains).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains 131 photographs taken and developed by Alice Gulick Gooch between 1899-1932. These photographs document various Southern California locations in the counties of Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego; however, the bulk of the photographs were taken in San Diego County.
Most of the photographs taken by Alice Gulick Gooch are of scenes or houses; very few contain people. There are no portraits in this collection. Panoramic shots taken by Alice Gulick Gooch are in folder 2 (Los Angeles County) under "Old Baldy" and in folder 3 (Orange County) under "Santa Ana Mountains." In order to see the entire panoramic image, the researcher must place the set of images next to each other in the order noted on the back of each print.
This collection contains multiple copies of some prints. Alice Gulick Gooch's experimentation with developing techniques led her to develop the same print up to eight times using different methods. These duplicates were retained in order to document Gooch's photographic developing techniques; they are located in folder 8 at the end of the collection.
Most of the information in the container list for this collection represents caption information transcribed from the back of the photographs.

Related Collections

The following collection in Special Collections at the UCI Libraries contains related materials:
  • MS-R26, Gulick Family Photographs

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Gooch, Alice Gulick--Photograph collections.
Orange County (Calif.)--Photographs.
Orange County (Calif.)--Archival resources.
Los Angeles County (Calif.)--Photographs.
San Diego County (Calif.)--Photographs.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Photographic prints--California--San Diego County--19th century.

Occupations

Photographers.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Phelps, Edna W., 1905-, former owner.


Collection Contents

Box 1 : 1

Kern County, undated

Box 1 : 1

Wasco school house

Box 1 : 2

Los Angeles County, 1932 and undated

Box 1 : 2

Elizabeth Lake

Box 1 : 2

Old Baldy panorama

Note

(i.e., Mt. San Antonio;
Physical Description: 7 prints)
Box 1 : 2

Pomona, Mrs. Minnie Smith

Box 1 : 2

Whittier

Box 1 : 3

Orange County, 1904, 1906 and undated

Box 1 : 3

Oil wells

Box 1 : 3

Olive, Laura Jane Gulick

Box 1 : 3

Park in Orange County

Physical Description: (6 prints)
Box 1 : 3

Pun 'Kinville, Orange County

Box 1 : 3

Santa Ana churches

Physical Description: (2 prints)
Box 1 : 3

Santa Ana Mountains, panorama

Physical Description: (3 prints)
Box 1 : 3

Tustin's Orchard fumigation

Box 1 : 4, Folder 4

Riverside County, undated

Box 1 : 4, Folder 4

Corona

Box 1 : 4

Alice's house

Physical Description: (2 prints)
Box 1 : 4

Magnolia Avenue, between Corona and Riverside

Physical Description: (3 prints)
Box 1 : 4

Train derailment

Physical Description: (5 prints)
Box 1 : 4

View from Corona

Box 1 : 5

San Bernardino County, undated

Box 1 : 5

Joshua Tree

Box 1 : 5

Greyback Mountains

Note

(i.e., the San Gorgonio Mountains;
Physical Description: 3 prints)
Box 1 : 6

San Diego County, 1899-1906 and undated

Box 1 : 6

National City

Box 1 : 6

Dr. Lily's house near Kimball Station, where Alice lived.

Note

(1 print and 1 hand-drawn sketch of house with notes)
Box 1 : 6

J.B. Gooch's house

Physical Description: (11 prints)
Box 1 : 6

Scenes

Physical Description: (4 prints)
Box 1 : 6

Paradise Valley

Physical Description: (4 prints)
Box 1 : 6

San Diego Harbor, U.S. Cruiser "Boston"

Physical Description: (8 prints)
Box 1 : 6

San Diego, travelling to or from

Box 1 : 6

San Luis Rey Valley

Box 1 : 6

Sweetwater Dam

Physical Description: (9 prints)
Box 1 : 6

Unidentified

Box 1 : 6

Boat dock

Box 1 : 6

Boats

Physical Description: (3 prints)
Box 1 : 6

Zoo

Physical Description: (2 prints)
Box 1 : 7

Unidentified Locations, undated

Box 1 : 7

Unidentified houses

Physical Description: (12 prints)
Box 1 : 7

Unidentified scenes

Note

(includes adobe ruins, Gulick orchard, Mr. Crane, sail makers,
Physical Description: 31 prints)
Box 1 : 8

Duplicate photographs