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1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection is a compilation of selected holdings from collections housed in the archives and special collections of The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley; the California Historical Society, San Francisco; The California...

1916 Preparedness Day Parade Bombing, 1916-1933 - Photographs

Photographs document the the scene of the 1916 Preparedness Day parade bombing and events which followed. Other photos relate to the 1933 Mooney case including courtroom scenes, photos of Mooney, various legal figures, etc.

1934 International Longshoremen's Association and General Strike

This collection consists of 544 modern prints made from original negatives held by The Bancroft Library. The negatives are part of the photograph archive of the (BANC PIC 1959.010) and were taken by staff photographers of the newspaper. For many...

1984 Free Speech Movement Memorial Rally - Photographs

Contains digital copies only of 3 photographs taken of Mario Savio speaking during the 1984 Free Speech Movement Memorial Rally at the University of California, Berkeley. The photographs are owned by the California Monthly and were taken by photographer Ron...

 
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African Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1963-1974

This collection of photographs of African Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area consists almost entirely of press photographs collected by James Abajian. Many of the photographs have captions provided by the press photographer or news agency. Photographers include Peter...

Agricultural Laborers in California, circa 1906-1911 - Photographs

Collection shows laborers from various ethnic groups (Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Italian, "Hindu") working in the following locations: Sacramento (including Japantown), San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Los Angeles, Gilroy, and Merced. Photos show laborers in the fields, but also focus on...

Alameda County, California, ca. 1913 - Views

The Views of Alameda County, California album contains 25 photographs taken circa 1913 by the Cheney Photo Adv. Co. E.S. Cheney, president of the company, may be the photographer. Views include downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt, the Claremont Country Club, the...

Alaska to Mexico, ca. 1859-1902 - Stereoviews

This collection consists of 46 photographic prints (23 stereographs, 21 "PIC" size, and 2 "A" size) of views from Alaska to Mexico, circa 1859-1902. Includes work by various photographers: American Stereoscopic Co., W. B. Ingersoll, C. W. Woodward, Continent Stereoscopic...

American war posters from the First World War

American war posters, handbills, and broadsides created during the era of the First World War.

American war posters from the Second World War

American war posters and other war-related ephemera from various United States governement agencies or private publishers. Broad catagories present include: bonds and war finance, civil defense, civilian participation (food supply, health and safety, labor, non-combatant service, rationing and conservation, war...

Artistic Homes of California, 1887-1890

Artistic Homes of California consists of twenty-seven views of exteriors (and a few interiors) of mansions located in California. Most of the mansions are located in San Francisco. A few are located in San Jose and Oakland. The individual photomechanical...

Ashburner (William) Collection of Photographs from the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel

Views of natural features and scenery, members of the survey party and their camps. Locations include the Sierra Nevada range of California and Nevada and numerous sites in Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. Several Central Pacific Railroad views are included.

 
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Babcock (Harry) Photograph Albums, 1881-1883

The Harry Babcock Photograph Albums collection contains 175 photographic prints taken between 1881 and 1883, presumably by Harry Babcock. The collection contains many scenes of outdoor recreational activities, including hunting, fishing, boating, and camping. The natural locations photographed include Yosemite,...

Bailey (Florence M.) papers

Consists of field notes and journals, drafts of primarily unpublished books and articles, plus a small amount of correspondence to her father, Clinton Levi Merriam and other naturalists and ornithologists. The majority of the field notes and journals deal with...

Bancroft Library Manuscript Collections Guide

Volume 1 edited by Dale L. Morgan and George P. Hammond. Volume 2 edited by G. P. Hammond....

Barry (William C.) Collection of Los Angeles Area Photographs, 1886-1910

The Barry Collection contains 76 photographs spanning circa 1860 to circa 1910. The subject matter is primarily early street transportation in Los Angeles, including horse-drawn, cable, and electric cars and a trackless trolley in Laurel Canyon. Also included is a...

Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes, ca. 1900-ca. 1939

The Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes collection contains 52 photographs and 3 post cards dating from around the turn of the century to the 1930s. The collection contains a miscellany of residences, businesses, street scenes, group portraits, and churches....

Bonney (Thérèse) Photograph Collection

The Thérèse Bonney photograph collection at The Bancroft Library consists chiefly of documentary photography taken in various parts of Europe before and during World War II and portraits of well known artists and designers taken by Bonney while living in...

Book Artifacts Collection

The Book Artifacts Collection contains material relating to the development of writing, the history of printing, and the book arts (circa 2345 B.C.-1993 A.D.). This collection of artifacts and other realia illustrates various aspects of book production and design, from...

Borax Industry, ca. 1898-ca. 1915 - Views

This collection consists of 49 photographic prints of views of the borax industry in California and New Jersey, ca. 1898-ca. 1915. The photographers are unknown. The photographs were probably produced or commissioned by the Pacific Coast Borax Company. The cover...

Breen (Patrick) Diary, Nov. 20, 1846 - Mar. 1, 1847

The diary of Patrick Breen was recorded between November 20, 1846 and March 1, 1847. At the time of the diary's composition, Breen and his family were part of a group of pioneers--which came to be known as the Donner...

Bridgman (Lilian) Photograph Collection, ca. 1881-1940

The Lilian Bridgman Photograph Collection (ca. 1881-1940) contains primarily photographs of homes she designed while living in Berkeley, California. The collection also includes personal photographs of Lilian and her family, as well as photographs of classmates, students and professors she...

British political campaign posters and broadsides

Chiefly campaign posters from the 1935-1936 British elections and post-war election in 1945. The 1935 posters are from both Labour Party and National Government and were collected in 1935-1936 by Professor Charles Aikin of U.C. Berkeley. To these have been...

Buildings of Berkeley, California, ca. 1915

The Buildings of Berkeley, Calif. collection contains 41 photographs taken circa 1915. The photographers are unknown. The collection includes views of private residences, churches, hotels, businesses, etc. Identified buildings include the West Berkeley Bank, Byron Jackson Iron Works, Pacific Coast...

Buildings of the California Wine Association, ca. 1898 - Views

The Views of Some of the Buildings of the California Wine Association Collection contains 25 photographic prints dating from circa 1898. The subject matter primarily consists of views of the exteriors and interiors of the Greystone Winery including the main...

Bully Hill Mine photographs relating to the Lawrence May family, ca. 1870-1919

The Bully Hill Mine Photographs collection--consisting of 77 loose prints, 1 album and various ephemera spanning circa 1870 to circa 1919--documents the Bully Hill Mine and Delamar community of Shasta County, California. In addition to photographs of the smelter facilities...

 
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Calaveras and Mariposa Counties, California - Views

The Views of Calaveras and Mairposa Counties, Calif. album contains 43 albumn prints taken in 1890 by Désiré Fricot. The album features many scenic views of the forest land of the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, as well...

California and Mexico, ca. 1880-1889 - Miscellaneous Views

The collection includes 39 photographs by I. W. Taber and 10 by William Henry Jackson in an album. Taber's California photographs (no. 1-38) include scenes of San Francisco, Monterey, Yosemite, Santa Barbara, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Pasadena. No. 39-48 are...

California and Other Western States, ca. 1890-1901 - Views

The Views of California and Other Western States album contains 221 photographic prints taken from circa 1890 to 1901, the year of the album's compilation. Although the majority of the album's photographs are of California subjects, there are also several...

California and the Columbia River Gorge, ca.1880-ca.1890? - Scenic Views

The Scenic Views in California and the Columbia River Gorge album contains 106 mounted photographic albumen prints taken circa 1880 to circa 1890. The views featured in the album are almost entirely of California locations. Points of interest pictured include...

California and the West, ca. 1867-1903 - Stereoviews

The Stereo Views of California and the West collection consists of 51 stereographs taken between circa 1867 and circa 1903. Photographers include Carleton E. Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, Thomas Houseworth & Co., Maxwell Bros., Underwood & Underwood, Charles R. Savage, William...

California Art Research Archive

Twenty volumes of the publication, CALIFORNIA ART RESEARCH, containing monographs on artists whose principal residence was San Francisco....

California Cornerstones: Selected Images from The Bancroft Library Pictorial Collection

California Cornerstones is a selection of images from various collections in The Bancroft Library. The images have been organized by provenance; that is, they have been grouped around the individual or corporate body that created or collected the materials. Most...

California Faces: Selections from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection

consists of 1,232 photographic and other pictorial portraits of 416 men and women prominent in California's history. The portraits, selected from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection, offer a diverse selection of artists, writers, businessmen, politicians, scientists, entertainers, and others,...

California Federation for Civic Unity records

The California Federation for Civic Unity Records contain correspondence and material relating to the Federation's activities, 1945-1956, and deals mainly with racial minority problems such as discrimination, immigration, segregation, housing, Fair Employment Practices Committee, etc. Included, also, are a number...

California Lettersheets, 1849-ca. 1870

The 53 pictorial lettersheets in this collection date from 1849 to ca. 1870. Many of the lettersheets lack dates, but were likely produced within the above period. A variety of places, events, and topics are depicted. City and landscapes and...

California Lettersheets from the Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material

This portion of the Robert B. Honeyman collection consists of 194 pictorial lettersheets produced between the years 1850 and 1869, the bulk dating from the 1850s. A variety of places, events, and topics are depicted. City and landscapes, Gold Rush...

California Midwinter International Exposition - Souvenir

The Souvenir of the California Midwinter International Exposition collection is an album containing 110 photographic prints taken in 1894 by Isaiah W. Taber, the official photographer of the Exposition. The album features views of the grounds, buildings, attractions, events, and...

California Scenic Line, ca. 1900

The California Scenic Line album features 56 views from the route of the California Western Railroad & Navigation Company line. The line runs from the coastal town of Fort Bragg through the redwood forests of Mendocino County to Willits, California....

California State Earthquake Investigation Commission Photographs

Photographs taken or collected by the California State Earthquake Investigation Commission to document the effects of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 on the landscape and on buildings, roads and other structures. Locations range from Humboldt County in the north...

Camp (Charles L.) Collection of Stereographs, ca. 1867-ca. 1895

This collection of stereographs compiled by Charles L. Camp consists of 181 photographic prints from circa 1867 to circa 1895. The photographers include Eadweard Muybridge, Carleton E. Watkins, M. M. Hazeltine, Walker & Fagersteen, William Henry Jackson, J. J. Reilly,...

Canadian war posters from the First and Second World Wars

Includes approximately 75 posters from the World War I era, and approximately 260 from World War II.

Cased photographs and related images from The Bancroft Library pictorial collections

Approximately 440 cased photographs and related images from the collections of The Bancroft Library. Included are daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes dating from the 1840s through 1860s. Also present are some painted miniature portraits as well as other photographic processes such...

Cassidy Family Papers

Include papers of artist Gerald Cassidy and his wife, writer Ina Sizer Cassidy. Letters written to them by friends, associates, professional organizations, etc.; copies of letters written by them; biographical materials; personalia; diaries, date books and journals kept by Mrs....

Catalina Island Views, California, ca. 1900-1909

This album contains 29 black and white photographs likely taken in the first decade of the 20th century by the photographers Schattman, Swenson and other unidentified photographers. One photograph is dated 1900. The views are of Santa Catalina Island located...

Charcoal Sketches of Los Angeles, California

The Charcoal sketches of Los Angeles, which date from circa 1934 to circa 1947, are an extensive collection of 50 drawings made by John Wardman.

Chinese in California

The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 illustrates nineteenth and early twentieth century Chinese immigration to California through about 8,000 images and pages of primary source materials. Included are photographs, original art, cartoons and other illustrations; letters, excerpts from diaries, business records,...

City Lights Books Records

Consists of correspondence, editorial and administrative files. Correspondents include Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Paul Bowles, Jean Jacques Lebel, Henry Miller, Kenneth Patchen, and William Carlos Williams, among others. Editorial files may contain correspondence with authors,...

Coalinga, California Photograph Album, ca. 1910-1925

The Coalinga, California Photograph Album is a colllection of 173 photographs taken during the years 1910-25. The photographer is unknown. The album primarily consists of views taken in and around Coalinga, including oil fields, the Coalinga Fiesta Parade of 1911,...

Compton (Eugene) Collection - Miscellaneous Stereoviews

Consists of 30 stereographic prints taken during the years 1870 to 1890. Various photographers are represented, including William A. Bell, M. Dickson, Duhem Brothers, M.M. Hazeltine, William Henry Jackson, Andrew Price, Savage & Ottinger, J.C. Scripture and Charles Weitfle.

Conner (Bruce) Photograph Collection

Contains portraits, snapshots and professional photographs documenting the life, activities and artwork of Bruce Conner.

Construction Photographs of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, 1931-1936

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge construction photographs were taken between 1931 and 1936. The photographers are unknown. The photographs show all stages of construction of the bridge, its components, and the on and off ramps. All facets of construction are...

Cook (Jesse Brown) Scrapbooks Documenting San Francisco History and Law Enforcement, ca. 1895-1936

The Jesse Cook scrapbooks consist of thirty-nine volumes containing an estimated 12,000 items, including photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera, primarily centering on the history of San Francisco and police activity in the city. The collection is thought to have once...

Cooper Ornithological Society Records

The Cooper Ornithological Society Records, 1874-1993, document the organization's history from its origins as a small association of naturalists to its current status as a renowned scientific society with extensive international membership. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence...

Cuban Poster Collection

A collection of Cuban posters built through a cooperative agreement between the University of California, Berkeley and the José Martí National Library of Cuba. The predominant subjects are Cuban culture and international solidarity.

 
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Deakin Tract of Mining and Timber Lands, Located in Butte, Plumas and Tehama Counties, California, ca. 1889 - Views

The Deakin Tract album contains 54 photographic prints showing mining and timber lands in Butte, Plumas and Tehama counties, California circa 1889. The photographs are circular, about 6.5 cm. in diameter, and are possibly Kodak I prints. The title of...

Death Valley Automobile Trip

The Death Valley Automobile Trip photograph album containing 76 prints appears to be the record of a sightseeing trip made from Los Angeles to Death Valley in 1926. A written record--in the form of diary entries--is also included and consists...

Derleth (Charles) Papers - Photographs of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1868-1908, bulk 1906-1908

The collection consists of four albums of views collected by Charles Derleth of fires and ruins immediately following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The albums have been divided by Derleth into 28 subject groupings that include seismographic records, geological views...

Disabled Students' Program Records

The Disabled Students' Program Records, 1965-[on going], consist of materials created or collected by the leaders and administrators of the Disabled Students' Program at the University of California, Berkeley. The collection consists of records of the administration, services, and Susan...

Doble (Abner) Papers

The Abner Doble Papers consists of correspondence, drawings, reports, patents, photographs, and notebooks documenting Doble's role in the development of 20th century steam technology. Collection also includes papers relating to the Doble family, several of whom were also engineers and...

Doble Steam Motors Corporation Photograph Collection

Photographs documenting the steam automobiles and engines created by Abner Doble and Warren Doble, especially as part of the Doble Steam Motors Corporation. Pictured are completed automobiles as well as engine and auto parts, photographic copies of design drawings, and...

Dooley (E. T.) Arbor Villa: the Home of Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Smith, 1902

This collection consists of an album of 47 photoengravings produced from photographs taken by E. T. Dooley in 1902. It features views of Arbor Villa, the residence of Francis Marion Smith, in Oakland, California. Walter J. Mathews was the architect...

Dow (Wallace H.) Souvenir of Blue Lakes, Lake Co., Calif. Views, ca. 1895

This album appears to have been professionally produced as a promotional tool for the Blue Lake area around 1895. It has a title stamped on the cover and printed captions for some of the photographs. These captions are reprinted in...

Downieville - Panorama ca. 1860-ca. 1870

The Panorama of Downieville, Calif. was taken circa 1870 by an unidentified photographer. The mounted 2-plate albumen photograph pictures an eastward view of the town settled in 1849 by a group of prospectors led by "Major" William Downie, a native...

Drawings of Indians and California Scenery

Includes images of mining camps, mining activities and local Native American peoples chiefly from areas around Sacramento, Marysville, Nevada City, Shasta City and Coloma.

Dressler's Pioneer Place, ca. 1920s

The Dressler's Pioneer Place album contains 21 black and white photographs dating from the 1920s. One photograph is dated September, 1929. Dressler's Pioneer Place was a business and apparent historical museum located at 2282 Fulton Street, Berkeley, California. The Place...

Drobish (Harry Everett) Papers - Migrant Labor Camp Photographs, 1935-1936

This collection of 63 photographic prints of various sizes documents migrant labor camps in California. The photographs were taken in 1935-1936, many likely by Harry Everett Drobish. Included are photographs of groups and buildings at the Arvin Migratory Labor Camp...

 
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Earthquake Damage in Santa Barbara, California - Views

This collection contains 32 black and white photographs of the Santa Barbara area, detailing the damage from an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale June 29, 1925. The photographs were taken by Edwin Rick and another unidentified photographer.

 
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Fiske (George), Views of Yosemite, ca. 1880-1890

The Views of Yosemite album contains 68 photographic prints taken by George Fiske, likely in the 1880s. The photographs are mainly of Yosemite Valley in the winter. Views include Black Spring, domes from Columbia Rock, Inspiration Point, El Capitan Bridge,...

Flamm (Roy) Photographs of Buildings Designed by Bernard Maybeck

The Roy Flamm Photographs of Buildings Designed by Bernard Maybeck were taken apparently for the purpose of illustrating a University of California at Berkeley memorial exhibition on Maybeck's work following the architect's death in 1957.

Flory (David P.) Collection of San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Views

Collection contains snapshot photographic prints taken in San Francisco, perhaps by David P. Flory, following the earthquake and fire of 1906.

Framed Items From The Collections Of The Bancroft Library

310 framed items from the collections of The Bancroft Library. Includes paintings, drawings, prints and photographs dating from the late 1600s to the mid-1970s. Subject matter is chiefly California scenes, events, towns and landmarks, as well as numerous portraits of...

French political campaign posters

Chiefly textual posters (broadsides) collected in the Left Bank of Paris during the 1936 elections. Posters represent various candidates and parties. Included are the Communist Party (Parti Communiste), the Centre de Propagande des Republicains Nationaux, miscellaneous anti-communist, anti-fascist, or anti-popular...

Fricot (D.) Grass Valley and Vicinity by

The Grass Valley and Vicinity collection contains 56 photographic prints taken circa 1894 by Désiré Fricot.

 
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George E. Hyde & Co. Canning Operations, 1915-1921

The album contains 17 photographic prints taken of the George E. Hyde & Co. canning operations between 1915 and 1921. The album includes a panoramic view of the George E. Hyde & Co. works, with various buildings labeled. Other views...

German poster and broadside collection, chiefly from the Nazi party during the Second World War

Chiefly Nazi propaganda material, including handbills, broadsides, and illustrated broadsides as well as posters. Many items are specifically anti-British or anti-American. A few items promoting other political parties during earlier German elections of the 1930s are present....

Ghirardelli Co. Photograph Album of Chocolate Manufacturing Process, ca. 1919

The D. Ghirardelli Co. Photograph Album of Chocolate Manufacturing Process contains 56 photographic prints taken of the D. Ghirardelli Company chocolate factory in San Francisco circa 1919. The album features views of the factory grounds, machinery, packaging areas, stock rooms,...

Golden Gate Bridge - Construction Photographs, 1933-1934

The Golden Gate Bridge construction photographs were taken between 1933 and 1934. Some of the 2,054 photographs are stamped "Gabriel Moulin Photo." The other photographers are unknown. The collection is a thorough documentation of every phase of construction of the...

Gomez de la Cortina Family Stereograph Collection, ca. 1870-1906

The Gomez de la Cortina collection consists of 32 stereographs collected by the Gomez de la Cortina family, apparently on a tour of the United States. The stereographs date from 1870-1906. The stereographs are photographic prints, except number 24, which...

Graves (Roy D.) Pictorial Collection, ca. 1850-ca. 1968

The Roy D. Graves Pictorial Collection contains circa 23,100 photographic prints classified and arranged by Graves into 96 volumes. Graves began collecting photographs circa 1902, and continued to develop his collection until his death in 1971. The general subject areas...

Greed (Motion Picture) - Photographs from the Erich von Stroheim Production, Adapted from Frank Norris' McTeague (February to October, 1923)

The Production Photographs from "Greed" album contains 46 black and white photographic prints taken in 1923 during the production of the film Greed. The album consists primarily of production stills taken by Warren Lynch, a Hollywood still photographer of the...

Grinnell (Joseph and Hilda W.) Papers

Consists of materials reflecting the Grinnell's work in the fields of natural history and ecology. The bulk of the collection is made up of diaries, field notes, and materials relating to early conservation efforts in California. Also included are drafts...

Guayule Rubber Industry in Salinas, California, ca. 1942

This collection consists of an album of 44 photographic prints, plus ephemera, of the guayule rubber industry in Salinas, California, circa 1942. The photographer is unknown. Included in the photographs are images of workers planting, harvesting and manufacturing the guayule;...

Guerra (de la) Family Photographs

Mainly 19th century studio portraits of members of the de la Guerra family of Santa Barbara, California.

 
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Hagemeyer (Johan) Photograph Collection

The Johan Hagemeyer Photograph Collection comprises the bulk of what was the photographer's personal archive at the time of his death in 1962. The collection contains approximately 6,785 photographic prints and negatives, and spans from his earliest known amateur work...

Hare (Alice I.) Photograph Collection

The Hare collection contains 575 silver gelatin prints, taken by Mrs. Hare circa 1900-1910. Most of the photographs were taken in and around the Santa Clara Valley region of Northern California, especially in the vicinities of Santa Clara and San...

Hart (Alfred A.) Stereograph Collection Relating to the Central Pacific Railroad, circa 1866-1869

Includes views of the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad in California, Nevada, and Utah, including the driving of the Golden Spike.

Harvesting Beans, Madera County, Calif., 1900

The Harvesting Beans album contains seven photographic prints taken in 1900 by an unidentified photographer. The album features scenes of unidentified Indian women performing various harvesting activities in an unspecified location of Madera County. The photographs also picture papooses, children...

Hazeltine (M. M.), Mendocino County Photographs, circa 1867-1869

Views of Mendocino and vicinity show views of the town (residences, public buildings), lumber mills and related scenes, surrounding scenery, and an Indian village (showing teepees made of scrap lumber).

Hearst (George and Phoebe Apperson) Papers

Contains personal and business papers of George Hearst and his wife, Phoebe Apperson Hearst. A small portion of the collection relates to Mr. Hearst, a rancher, mining tycoon, and politican. His papers include correspondence, illustrated mining notes and reports, bills...

Hesse (Frederick Godfrey) Papers

Certificate of appointment as professor of mathematics in the U. S. Navy, signed by Abraham Lincoln; biographical data; letters of condolence to his children; and obituaries.

History of the City Hall and Civic Center by T.B. McGinnis, 1912-1918

The History of the City Hall and Civic Center photo album contains 119 photographic prints as well as various municipal reports and records, all dated from 1912-1918, which document the construction and early use of San Francisco's City Hall, Exposition...

Honeyman (Robert B., Jr.) - Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material

The Robert B. Honeyman Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material is comprised of over 2300 items, with formats and media ranging from original oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, lithographs, engravings, etchings, lettersheets, clipper cards, and ephemera, to...

Hotel Del Monte, ca. 1910 - Views

The Views of the Hotel Del Monte album contains 27 photographic prints taken circa 1910. The primary subject of the album is the Hotel Del Monte, the lavish 126-acre Swiss Gothic resort constructed in Monterey, California in 1880 by the...

Howard (Sidney Coe) papers

The Sidney Coe Howard papers including correspondence, plays, short stories, articles, scripts, notes, notebooks, transcripts of diary entries, biographical material, contracts, financial records, clippings and family papers.

Howe (James Wong), Photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown, 1944

The Photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown collection contains 29 photographs taken by James Wong Howe during World War Two documenting the assimilation of Chinese Americans. The collection is only a portion of a larger group of photographs commissioned by magazine...

Hubert Howe Bancroft : Records of the Library and Publishing Companies

Primarily chapter drafts, notes, newspaper clippings, galleys, and proofs of the historical works of H.H. Bancroft, published by The History Company. A small amount of material pertaining to the Bancroft Library of San Francisco and A.L. Bancroft and Company Publishers,...

 
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Imperial Valley Snapshots, ca. 1903

This collection of 23 snapshots were taken circa 1903 by an unidentified photographer. The subject matter is the Imperial Valley area of California, including the towns of Brawley, Calexico, and Mexicali, and the Alamo River. The collection includes photographs of...

Indians and the Colorado River from the J.W. Powell Survey - Stereoviews

The Stereoviews of Indians and the Colorado River from the J.W. Powell Survey consists of 107 stereographic prints taken from circa 1869 to circa 1874.

 
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Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Records

Consists of surplus copies of U.S. War Relocation Authority documents, including publications, staff papers, reports, correspondence, memoranda, press releases, and a few photographs. Also includes material collected and/or generated by the Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement Study, University of California, Berkeley,...

Jess Papers

The Jess Papers, 1941-2004 (bulk 1962-1997) document his life as an American assemblage artist and painter. The papers are divided into four series: Correspondence, Writings, General Files, and George Herms Papers and consist of correspondence, manuscripts, flyers, announcements, clippings, writings,...

 
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Kaiser (Henry J.) Collection - Selections From the Pictorial Collection, 1941-1946

The Henry J. Kaiser Pictorial Collection contains more than 75,000 items, including photographic prints, albums, and glass and film negatives. The collection dates from circa 1930 to circa 1976. The bulk of the collection, like the manuscript collection, dates from...

(Keeler) Leonarde Papers

Leonarde Keeler was a pioneer in the burgeoning field of criminology in the 1920s and 1930s. The Leonarde Keeler papers contain professional correspondence, research and publications, notes, and newsclippings that relate to the polygraph, personal research, and the academic field...

 
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Land Case Files

In 1851 the U.S. Congress passed "An Act to Ascertain and Settle Private Land Claims in the State of California" which required all holders of Spanish and Mexican land grants to present their title for confirmation before the Board of...

Land Case Maps

Placed on permanent deposit in The Bancroft Library by the U.S. District Court, San Francisco. Maps show land grants (ranchos) in California presented in evidence to the District Court. Dockets from which these maps were removed are in The Bancroft...

Lavenson (Alma) California Gold Rush Mining Towns, 1930-1968

The California Gold Rush Mining Towns collection contains 373 photographs taken between 1930 and 1968 by Alma Lavenson. The collection consists of views of several of the towns and camps of the Mother Lode region --the area located roughly between...

Lenoir (Henri)

The Henri Lenoir papers consist of personal correspondence, business correspondence and materials related to the management of Vesuvio Cafe and Lenoir's promotion and sale of art by the bohemian set he worked with in San Francisco. Also included are biographical...

Lindbergh (Charles) - Photographs of Charles Lindbergh's Visit to Monterey, March 11, 1930

This collection consists of 9 photographic prints of Charles Lindbergh's visit to Monterey on March 11, 1930, taken by the Associated Press. Included are photographs of Lindbergh and others in front of a plane, Lindbergh on a motorcycle, during a...

Los Angeles Harbor at San Pedro: Two Panoramas, 1908 and 1926

The Two Panoramas of the Los Angeles Harbor at San Pedro album contains two 8-plate panorama photographs of the Los Angeles Harbor, one taken in 1908, the other in 1926. Both panoramas picture the same section of the harbor, and...

 
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Mackay (Zelda) Collection of Stereographic Views, ca. 1860-ca. 1900

The Zelda Mackay Collection of Stereographic Views contains 733 mounted stereographic prints produced from circa 1860 to circa 1900. The general subject matter of the collection is the North American West from Alaska to Mexico (excluding Canada) and Colorado to...

Malarin Family Album

Album includes portraits of Malarin family members or relations or friends, including members of the David Spence family, as well as sitters with surnames Arguello, Pacheco, Abrego, Estrada, Fatjo, Somavia, and others.

Marcus (Steven) Free Speech Movement Photographs

The Steven Marcus photographic collection contains approximately 1200 negatives taken during 1964. A student at the University of California Berkeley during Free Speech Movement (FSM), Marcus photographed FSM events regularly during the Fall for various local publications. This selection of...

Marshall (Robert) Papers

Consists of correspondence with family, friends, and professional associates, field notebooks, journals, writings, and other material primarily related to Marshall's forestry career with the Office of Indian Affairs and the National Forest Service. Also included are papers and writings related...

Merriam (C. Hart) Collection of Native American Photographs

The photographs in this collection accompanied a collection of material described by Robert Heizer in his "Catalogue of the C. Hart Merriam Collection of Data Concerning California Tribes and Other American Indians." (This manuscript collection is available on microfilm with...

Mexía (Ynés) papers

Papers of the botanist, explorer and lecturer, the daughter of Enrique Guillermo Antonio Mexia and granddaughter of Jose Antonio Mexia. Includes letters to and from Mexia about family, personal matters, and plant collections; writings by Mexia and other pertaining to...

Miles Brothers - San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Photographs, 1906

The collection consists of 43 glass plate negatives from which copy prints have been made. The photographs are primarily of street scenes and buildings damaged or destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire. Also included are two shots of the...

Miller (Henry) California Mission Sketches, 1856

This collection of 38 pencil sketches of the California Missions are the earliest known attempt to depict the Missions in a series (1856). The artist Henry Miller was identified in , 1929, pages 132-133. *...

Mission Era: California Under Spain and Mexico and Reminiscences, ca. 1850-1878

Edward Vischer's was completed in 1878 and bequeathed to Vischer's son Hubert upon the artist's death that same year. The collection contains 49 water-colored drawings primarily featuring California's twenty-one Franciscan missions and their environs. The collection also contains 4 photographic...

Mojave Route, El Dorado Canyon and Fort Mojave, 1863 - Photographic Views

The Photographic Views of the Mojave Route, El Dorado Canyon and Fort Mojave collection contains 41 photographic prints taken by Rudolph D'Heureuse in 1863. Pictured in the collection is the Mojave Desert region from the San Bernardino Valley and Cajon...

Mojave Route, El Dorado Canyon and Fort Mojave, 1863 - Photographic Views

The Photographic Views of the Mojave Route, El Dorado Canyon and Fort Mojave collection contains 41 photographic prints taken by Richard D'Heureuse in 1863. D'Heureuse accompanied William H. Brewer during Brewer's appointment as principal assistant to Josiah Dwight Whitney for...

Moore (Charles C.) Albums of Panama Pacific International Exposition Views

Views of Panama Pacifc International Exposition buildings, grounds, artworks, banquets, speakers, foreign delegations, and honorary guests.

Morgan (Julia) Architectural Drawings

The Julia Morgan Architectural consists of Morgan's drawings, chiefly from her partnership with Ira Wilson Hoover and records of from her own firm, for the years 1907-1929. The collection contains pencil sketches, along with blueprints, linens, and one specification for...

Moulin (Gabriel) - Bohemian Grove, ca. 1906-1909

This collection consists of an album of 54 photographic prints of Bohemian Grove activities, circa 1906-1909. Most of the prints are identified as Gabriel Moulin photographs. Included are photographs of groups of people and theatrical productions at Bohemian Grove. The...

Moulin (Gabriel) - View of the Pines Estate, Oakland, California, ca. 1927 - Views

This collection of Gabriel Moulin photographs consists of one album of 53 photographic prints and 7 loose photographic prints. The images consist of interior, exterior, and garden views of "The Pines" estate, taken circa 1927. The estate, owned by Mr....

Muir (John) Correspondence

This collection consists of digital images of the correspondence of John Muir from 1856-1914. The vast majority of the letters were sent and received by Muir, although the collection also includes some correspondence of selected family members and colleagues. Muir’s...

Muir (John) Correspondence

This collection consists of digital images of the correspondence of John Muir from 1856-1914. The vast majority of the letters were sent and received by Muir, although the collection also includes some correspondence of selected family members and colleagues. Muir’s...

Muybridge (Eadweard), Lone Mountain College Collection of Stereographs

The Muybridge Lone Mountain Collection of photographs consists of 1700 stereographs, 6 albums and 39 individual photographs taken during the years 1867 to 1880.

Muybridge (Eadweard) Stereographic Views of San Francisco Bay Area Locations, ca. 1865-ca. 1879

The Stereographic Views of San Francisco Bay Area Locations collection consists of 42 stereographs taken by Eadweard Muybridge from circa 1865 to circa 1879. The collection is distributed into five Series consisting, for the most part, of garden and woodland...

Muybridge (Eadweard) Valley of the Yosemite, Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Mariposa Grove of Mammoth Trees, 1872

Mammoth plate views of Sierra Nevada scenery, primarily of the Yosemite Valley. Includes one view of the Mariposa giant sequoia grove.

 
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NAACP, Region 1 Photograph Collection

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Region 1 photograph collection consists of photographs from records of the NAACP Region 1 Office, and includes material from NAACP branches in the Western United States, the NAACP National Office and...

NAACP, Region I, Records

The Records of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Region I document the daily work of the NAACP in the Western United States from 1942-1986 (bulk 1945-1977). Regular additions to the collection are expected. Although the...

The New City Hall, San Francisco, California, 1915

The New City Hall, San Francisco, California album contains 62 photographic prints taken in 1915 by John Channing. The album features the newly-constructed San Francisco City Hall, built to replace the previous structure which was destroyed in the earthquake and...

New San Francisco: Three Years after the Great Conflagration: Photographs, 1909

The New San Francisco album contains 24 mounted prints taken by Edward N. Sewell in 1909 representing the state of recovery of San Francisco three years after the devastating earthquake and fire of 1906 which destroyed much of the city....

 
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Oakland, California, ca. 1930-1939 - Views

The collection consists of 26 black and white photographs taken in Oakland, California by the Cheney Photo Advertising Company circa 1930-1939. The views include the residences of Francis Marion Smith, founder of the Borax empire, and Joaquin Miller's "Hights." Other...

O'Brien (Mark) Papers

Consists of the body of O'Brien's professional work as a poet and journalist. The papers include unpublished and published poems, books, articles, short stories, and speeches, as well as O'Brien's undergraduate and graduate school assignments.

Oil Industry in California, 1911-1914

The Oil Industry in California collection consists of 383 photographs taken from 1911-1914. The photographer is unknown. Every aspect of the industry is depicted: choosing and clearing the site, hauling the pipes, line, and equipment; drilling water wells; building derricks;...

Oliver Family Photograph Collections

The Oliver Collection consists of approximately 2700 glass plate negatives and photographic prints taken mainly by amateur photographer William Letts Oliver and his son, Roland L. Oliver. Subjects include maritime and yachting scenes, views of California and San Francisco Bay...

Oregon, California, Idaho, and Other Western Scenes - Photographs

The Photographs of Oregon, California, Idaho, and Other Western Scenes collection contains 310 items --293 stereographs, 7 cartes de visite, and 10 other mounted albumen prints --taken from 1857 to circa 1895. Most of the prints are the work of...

Otis (Harrison Gray) Album of California Scenes

The Harrison Gray Otis Album of California Scenes contains 23 photographic prints taken circa 1890-1910 by the photographer "Rafert."

 
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Paget-Fredericks (Joseph Rous) Dance Collection

The Paget-Fredericks Dance Collection contains roughly 2,000 original drawings, paintings, photographs and pieces of memorabilia that date from ca. 1913 to ca. 1945.

Panama-Pacific International Exposition - Photographs

The Photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition collection contains 31 photographic prints of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition taken by the Cardinell-Vincent Company, the official photographers of the Exposition.

Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915 - Views

The Views of the Panama Pacific International Exposition albums contain 462 photographic prints taken by William Hood of the Cardinell-Vincent Company, the official photographers of the Exposition. The albums document in great detail the structures and grounds of the Panama-Pacific...

Parks and Buildings of Sacramento, Calif., ca. 1930-1939

The , collection contains 34 photographic prints probably taken during the 1930's. Included are views of parks, schools and other buildings. Parks include Fremont, McKinley Marshall, South Side, and Winn parks. Schools include Oak Park, Watson Grammar, and the high...

Parks in Oakland, California - Views

The Views of Parks in Oakland, California collection contains 30 photographic prints taken circa 1905.

Partington family papers

The correspondence and papers of the John Herbert Evelyn Partington, his wife Sarah, and their children: Blanche Partington, Gertrude Partington Albright, Phyllis Partington, and, to a lesser extent, Jack (John) Partington, Sr., Richard Langtry Partington, Edward Partington, and Kate Partington.

Partridge (Roi) Mills College: Record of a Campus, ca. 1940

This collection of Mills College photographs consists of 55 items (53 photographic prints) mounted on boards, taken by Roi Partridge, circa 1940. The other two items are a map of Mills based on a drawing, and a postscript describing the...

Personalities and Activities in the Self-Help Cooperatives of California: Photographs from the Exhibition, 1933-1934

The Personalities and Activities of the Self-Help Cooperatives of California collection contains 80 mounted silver gelatin prints taken from 1933-34. The prints were originally included in the "Exhibition of Photographs and Etchings of Personalities and Activities in the Self-Help Cooperatives...

Phelan (James D.) Photograph Albums,1902-1929

The collection consists of 21 photograph albums containing more than 6000 photographic prints, postcards, and ephemeral items collected by James Duval Phelan between the years 1902 and 1929. The albums, numbered 82 through 102, were originally part of Phelan's papers....

Pictorial Material from the Anna Blake Mezquida Papers

Collection includes an album of photographs, postcards, and prints from the 1906 earthquake and fire of San Francisco with captions apparently by Anna Blake Mezquida or a family member.

Pneumonic Plague Outbreak Sites and Rats in Los Angeles - Photographic Documentation

This collection contains 617 photographs in 8 albums documenting Los Angeles plague outbreaks in 1924-1925. The first album contains an index, which covers all 8 albums. The index headings have been used in the container listing to group the photographs....

Pond (C. L.), Yosemite Stereoviews

The Yosemite Stereoviews by Charles L. Pond collection consists of 31 stereographic prints taken from circa 1871 to circa 1878.

Postcard Views of California Towns

Postcards picturing streets, buildings, people, agricultural fairs, and general scenes in various Northern California towns.

Postcards of California, Oregon, and Washington

Postcards of scenes in various California, Oregon, and Washington locales. Scenic landscapes and tourist attractions predominate.

 
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Ralston (W. C.) and His Mansion in Belmont, Ca., 1872-1874 - Photographs

The Photographs of W.C. Ralston and His Mansion in Belmont, Calif. collection contains eleven photographic albumen prints taken by Eadweard Muybridge in 1874. The prints, some of which are stereograph halves, are gathered on four mounts --two prints being individually...

The Records of an Unbroken Friendship but the Mortal Severance, 1907-1924

The Records of an Unbroken Friendship but the Mortal Severance album contains approximately 410 photographs apparently created as a memorial to Taizo Kato, a Japanese-American who died in 1924 at the age of 36. The album title implies that it...

Redwood Manufacturers Company Plant in Pittsburg, Calif., ca. 1915-ca. 1925

The Redwood Manufacturers Company Plant in Pittsburg, Calif. albums contain 274 photographic prints taken circa 1915 to circa 1925. The subject of the albums is the Redwood Manufacturers Co. (Remco), located in Pittsburg adjacent to the U.S. Steel Corporation. Both...

Reed (George) Miscellaneous Views From the San Francisco Bay and Monterey Areas, California

The collection consists of an album of 42 black and white photographs taken by George Reed of Sausalito, California, probably in 1888. The album appears to be a family snapshot album. It includes views of the grounds and gardens as...

Relief Camps for Refugees from the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906

The Relief Camps for Refugees from the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire album contains 25 photographic prints taken in 1906 by San Francisco photographer Charles Weidner. The album documents the relief camps constructed for refugees from San Francisco's 1906 earthquake...

Rice Growing and Irrigation in California, 1908-1916 - Photographs

This collection contains 17 black and white photographs taken between the years 1908 and 1916 of rice fields, agricultural equipment, and irrigation procedures, primarily in Yolo County, California. Several photographs feature Fair Ranch, located in Knight's Landing. Other rice fields...

Ritz (Rosalie) courtroom drawings

COLLECTION RESTRICTED: See Information for Researchers for more information. Original courtroom art depicts many famous California trials of the late 1960's to early 1980's. These drawings were used to report on the trial in the media, as cameras were not...

Rivergarden Farms

This collection consists of an album of 79 photographic prints of Rivergarden Farms, an agricultural area apparently located near the Sacramento River in the vicinity of Knights Landing (Yolo County) and Grimes (Colusa County), California. The photos were taken circa...

Riverside and Los Angeles Area Views, circa 1880-1889

Photographs include views of Pasadena, missions, ostrich farms, agriculture, orange groves, landscapes, a multiplate panorama of Los Angeles, and numerous booths decorated with flowers, each representing a Southern California city in an exposition or fair.

Roberts (Edward V.) Papers

The Edward V. Roberts Papers, 1953-1998 [bulk 1975-1995], consist of writings, professional activities, subject files, and biographical information documenting Roberts's leading role in the movements for disability rights and independent living. The majority of the material is about Roberts's professional...

Rodolph (Frank B.) Photograph Collection

The Frank B. Rodolph collection consists of 1254 original photographs taken by Rodolph and associates, including Isaiah W. Taber. The Taber photographs, primarily of Alaska, can be found in volume 14 (BANC PIC 1905.17159). Rodolph's subjects include a variety of...

Rossman (Michael) Free Speech Movement photographs

Contains digital copies only of 32 photographs of the 1964 Free Speech Movement events at the University of California, Berkeley and 4 images from printed album covers. These materials were loaned to the University Libraries at Berkeley by Michael Rossman...

 
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San Francisco and Oakland, California, After the 1906 Earthquake and Fire - Views

This collection of earthquake and fire views from 1906 consists of 39 photographic prints in stereograph form. Several of the images have duplicate copies, bringing the total number of images to 43. Some photomechanical prints are included. The photographers are...

San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake of 1868

The San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake of 1868 collection contains eleven cartes de visite and two stereographs taken in 1868 by various photographers. The collection documents the damage exacted by the Hayward earthquake of October 21, 1868, estimated to have...

San Francisco Chinese Community and Earthquake Damage, ca. 1906

The San Francisco Chinese Community and Earthquake Damage album contains 223 photographic prints taken circa 1906. A large percentage of the collection features the students of the Chinese Methodist Episcopal Mission, a girls' home in San Francisco's Chinatown. Included are...

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Stereographs, 1906

The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Stereographs collection contains 37 stereographic prints, mostly published by Tom M. Phillips in 1906. The collection documents the devastation caused by the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. Pictured are scenes along Market,...

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Views

Collection contains commercial photographic prints taken in San Francisco by W.J. Street during and after the disaster of 1906.

San Francisco Girls' High School Class Photographs, 1877

This collection consists of an album of 19 photographic prints of classes in the San Francisco Girls' High School in 1877. The subjects of the photographs are classes of students with their teachers and one photograph of all the teachers...

San Francisco Graft Trial, 1907-1908 - Photographs

The Photographs Related to the San Francisco Graft Trial collection contains 15 photographic prints taken mostly in 1907-1908. The collection features many of the important individuals involved in the San Francisco graft trials of 1907 and 1908. The trials occurred...

San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Newspaper Photograph Archive

This collections chiefly consists of photographic negatives of San Francisco Bay Area news events taken by staff photographers of and its predecessors, and which were daily newspapers of San Francisco, Calif.

San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Newspaper Photograph Archive (Free Speech Movement Selection)

The Free Speech Movement selection from the The San Francisco News-Call Bulletin newspaper photograph archive represents only a small portion of the total News-Call Bulletin photograph collection at The Bancroft Library. A representative group of photographs were selected from the...

San Francisco views

Album of San Francisco street scenes and photographs of civic and commercial buildings prior to the earthquake and fire of 1906. Of particular interest are twenty-three views of San Francisco’s Chinatown.

San Gabriel and Pasadena, California Views

The collection consists of an album of 30 photographs taken circa 1890 in the Pasadena and San Gabriel area.

San Joaquin Delta Land Reclamation Photographs, ca. 1904-1907

The San Joaquin Delta collection contains 97 photographic prints taken primarily by Charles A. Bishop circa 1904-1907 documenting various aspects of the reclamation, irrigation, and cultivation processes undertaken in the Middle River area of the San Joaquin Valley. Activities featured...

San Quentin Prison and Events, ca. 1925-1935 - Views

The Views of San Quentin Prison and Events album contains 355 photographic prints taken circa 1925-1935. The album features views and scenes of the the prison grounds, interiors of many of the structures, and various recreational acitivities. Besides general grounds...

Santa Barbara Views, ca. 1875

This collection consists of 20 photographic prints mounted on cardboard (one is a stereograph) of views of Santa Barbara, California, ca. 1875. The photographers include Hayward & Muzzall, W. J. Rea, and I. N. Cook. Included are images of Santa...

Scheffauer (Herman G.) Photograph Album, ca. 1885-ca. 1925

The Herman George Scheffauer Photograph Album contains 130 photographs taken circa 1885-1925. Nearly all the photographs in the album feature Scheffauer, many of them being portraits taken by professional photographers in San Francisco, London, and Berlin. Other notable persons featured...

Schmidt Lithograph Company records

Collection consists primarily of scrapbooks containing label samples and advertising materials.

Second World War posters pertaining to various European countries

Includes posters relating to the war efforts of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, and Greece.

See the Sierras from a Saddle: Robinson Pack Train, Allie W. Robinson, Prop., ca. 1930

The See the Sierras album contains 71 black and white photographs on 68 pages taken by Frashers Foto Company of Pomona California, probably in the 1930s. The album was prepared as a promotional tool for the Robinson Pack Train in...

Service, Caroline Schulz Papers

Contains correspondence between Caroline Schultz Service and family and friends, as well as writings and personal papers.

Shasta Springs, July-August 1899

This collection consists of an album of 90 photographic prints of Mount Shasta and vicinity, taken in July and August, 1899. The photographer is probably Mary McLean Olney. Included are images of Mount Shasta and vicinity (including Castle Crags and...

Shaw (James P.) Collection - Marine Photographs

Primarily marine photographs showing vessels in and about San Francisco Bay.

Sierra Club Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1892-1995

The collection consists of the Sierra Club Board of Director Meeting Minutes from 1892-1995. Filmed from originals held by the Sierra Club.

Smith (W. S.) San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Stereographs, 1906

The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Stereographs by W.S. Smith collection contains 24 color stereographs published in San Francisco in 1906 by W.S. Smith during and following the earthquake and fire which destroyed much of the city. Notable scenes of...

Snap Shooting Around the Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939

This collection consists of five albums of black and white photographs taken by P. T. Glass of the Golden Gate International Exposition. The exposition was held from February 18 to October 29, 1939 on Treasure Island to celebrate the recent...

Snow Blockade, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

This album of 15 Taber photographs shows railroad cuts through the deep snow of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Machinery for cutting through the drifts and railroad workers are also shown in several photographs. The photographs were taken in Placer County...

Social Protest Collection

Contains leaflets, flyers, posters, publications and ephemera. Gathered by the Social Protest Project primarily on Sproul Plaza for the UC undergraduate library between 1969-1982, the material primarly relates to the Vietnam War and Civil Rights demonstrations although there is significant...

Spanish-American War - Photographs and Cartoons from the Graupner Family Papers

The first scrapbook (BANC PIC 1964.026) was assembled by Graupner in 1899. A typewritten explanatory note at the front of the scrapbook states that the photographs were taken in the San Francisco vicinity between 1898 and 1899. The second scrapbook...

Spring Valley Ranch of J.P. Whitney by Runnels & Stateler, San Francisco, ca. 1889

This collection consists of an album of 28 photographic prints of Joel Parker Whitney's Spring Valley Ranch in Placer County, California. The photographs were taken by the firm of Runnels & Stateler of San Francisco, circa 1889. Included are photographs...

State Land Settlement, Delhi, California

The collection contains three albums and an accopress binder of photographs documenting the development of the State Land Settlement Project at Delhi, California, from 1920-1922.

State Land Settlement, Durham, California, 1918-1919

The collection consists of three albums and an accopress binder of photographs documenting the development of the State Land Settlement Project at Durham, California, from 1918-1919. Included are views of houses and floor plans, agricultural buildings and machinery, crops, and...

Stereograph Cards of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906

This collection consists of 60 color stereographs of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. The publishers of the photomechanical prints are unknown. Includes images of earthquake and fire damage of buildings in San Francisco, such as the Fairmont...

Stereographs of the West from The Bancroft Library Pictorial Collection, ca. 1858-1906

This finding aid describes 1,042 stereographs acquired by The Bancroft Library through the year 1995. The stereographs were acquired as single items and collections of fewer than 30 stereographs. Collections of more than 30 stereographs have been described separately in...

Sullivan (Noël) Papers

Correspondence; manuscripts; diaries; clippings; some legal and financial papers; cards, announcements and invitations; concert and theatre programs; address books; snapshots and photographs. Mainly concerning cultural and social life in San Francisco and Carmel: his role as patron of the arts,...

Swift Family Collection of Palm Leaf Manuscripts

Collection includes 19 manuscripts written on palm leaves and 4 written on folded paper. Fifteen of the manuscripts are written in variants of scripts belonging to the family of Laos Tham or Northern Thai scripts; three manuscripts are written in...

 
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Taber (Isaiah West) California Scenery, San Francisco, ca. 1885

The California Scenery album contains 41 mounted prints taken circa 1885 by I.W. Taber, perhaps while on a photographic expedition along the California coast. The general areas featured in the album are San Diego, Santa Barbara, Monterey, and San Francisco...

Taber (Isaiah West) California Views, ca. 1885-1890

This collection of Taber photographs was presumably collected by Francis P. Farquhar who donated them in 1962. It consists of 39 photographs mounted back-to-back on 19 x 26 cm. mounts. Included are views of hotels, mansions, missions, buildings and general...

Taber (Isaiah West) Family Photographs, ca.1880-1895

The Taber Family Photographs collection contains 45 photographic prints taken mostly by Isaiah W. Taber circa 1880-1895. The bulk of the collection features individual and group portraits of Taber, his wife, and his two daughters, Daisy and Louise --including a...

Taber (Isaiah West) Miscellaneous Views of California

Eight of the twelve photographs in this collection by I. W. Taber are of the San Francisco area. Included are views of Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, Union Square, the Palace Hotel, and Telegraph Hill. The remaining photographs are of the...

Taber (Isaiah West) Sutro Heights, San Francisco, California, 1886

This collection consists of an album of 52 photographs of Sutro Heights, Adolph Sutro's estate above the Cliff House in San Francisco. The photographs were taken in 1886 by Isaiah West Taber. Included are images of the statuary and gardens...

The Tables Turned: You Sabe Him? Kealney [i.e. Kearney] Must Go!, 1877 or 1878

The lithograph entitled "The Tables Turned : You Sabe Him? Kealney Must Go!" was published by book producer I.N. Choynski in San Francisco, probably in late 1877 or early 1878. The print depicts labor leader Denis Kearney behind bars in...

A Trip to California, 1887-1889 - Views

The Views from a Trip to California collection contains 217 photographic prints collected by Harriet S. Tolman during a trip to California from 1888 to 1889. The dated prints range from 1887 to 1889, though many undated prints are likely...

 
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Uchida (Yoshiko) Papers

Consists of Uchida's correspondence, writings, and professional files, along with a small amount of personal and family papers, providing insight into the life of a successful and distinguished author, as well as her experiences as a Japanese-American growing up in...

Uchida (Yoshiko) photograph collection

Photographs related to the life and work of Japanese American author Yoshiko Uchida, including photographs of family and friends, as well as photographs related to her career as a writer. Some images are of Tanforan, Heart Mountain and Topaz Japanese...

U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition West of the 100th Meridian of 1872 - Stereoviews

This collection consists of 35 stereographs of the U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition West of the 100th Meridian of 1872, photographed by William Bell. Includes views from the Utah Series, the Colorado River Series, and the Geological Series. The locations photographed...

U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition West of the 100th Meridian of 1873 - Stereoviews

This collection from the U.S. Geographical Survey Expedition of 1873 consists of 44 stereographs, photographed by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. Includes views from the Arizona Series, the New Mexico Series, the Colorado River Series, the Geological Series, the Indian Series, and...

 
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Vacation Cyanotypes from Lake County, California

This collection consists of 17 cyanotype prints of views at Lake County, California, collected by Elise Stern Haas. The photographs were taken in 1889-1890. The photographer is unknown.

Vallejo and Mare Island, ca. 1865-ca. 1910 - Views

Some Views Around Vallejo and Mare Island contains 126 photographic prints of the Vallejo and Mare Island vicinity taken circa 1865 to circa 1910. Included are many early townscapes of Vallejo as well as views of many of its institutions...

Vallejo (General M.G.) Family Members and Descendents Photograph Collection

Photographs of the family of Mariano G. Vallejo, prominent California leader and landowner during the late Mexican and early American era of the region.

Vietnam: Journey of the Heart

Fifty-two color photographs by Geoffrey Clifford depicting the people, culture and urban and rural landscapes of Vietnam between 1985 and 2000. These photographic prints constituted an exhibition organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).

 
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War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement

The War Relocation Authority (WRA) records represent the official documentation of the United States agency created to assume jurisdiction over the Japanese and Japanese Americans evacuated from California, Oregon, and Washington by the Western Defense Command, the Fourth Army, and...

Water Supply Methods in California Missions, 1945 - Views Related to

This collection of 27 photographic prints and one blueprint consists primarily of views related to the irrigation of California mission land. The photographs were taken or collected by Frank Adams (1875-1967), a University of California, Berkeley professor who specialized in...

Waterman (R. W.) - California Views ca. 1865-1900

The California Views from the R.W. Waterman Family Papers collection contains 164 photographic prints, 8 stereographs, and 3 cartes de visite taken circa 1865-1900. Perhaps as a reflection of Governor Waterman's interests and activities during his career throughout the state,...

Waters (R. J. and Co.) Views of Donner Lake, California, ca. 1915

The Views of Donner Lake, California album contains 16 photographic prints consisting of views of Donner Lake from various perspectives taken circa 1915. The album was created by R.J. Waters & Co., Photographers, for the Donner Lake Co. and many...

Watkins (Carleton E.) Arizona photographs

Included are views of yucca and cactus plants, desert landscapes, mines, Mission San Xavier, and the towns of Tucson, Tombstone, and Pantano, among others....

Watkins (Carleton E.), Franciscan Missions of California by

The Franciscan Missions of California album contains 35 albumen prints taken by Carleton E. Watkins circa 1876-1882. Watkins probably began photographing the missions while returning from a trip to Southern California in 1876, during which he also photographed scenes along...

Watkins (Carleton E.) Hearst Mining Collection of Views, 1871-1876

The collection consists of 139 landscape views, 15 «" x 21", and nine 39" x 58" enlargements. Two of the latter are enlargements of smaller 15 «" x 21" photographs. The two remaining photographs in the collection are of the...

Watkins (Carleton E.), Logging Operations in Little River, California Photographs, ca. 1870

The Logging Operations in Little River, California collection contains 5 cartes de visite taken by Carleton E. Watkins circa 1870. The collection features early views of the vicinity of the lumber mill town of Little River, in Mendocino County, California,...

Watkins (Carleton E.) Mammoth Plate Landscape Photographs from the George Davidson Collection

Large format photographs of Western landscapes by C.E. Watkins and W.H. Jackson, collected by George Davidson. Watkins views include Mt. Lassen, Mt. Shasta (1870?), and Mt. Lola (1879), and various Yosemite views (1861-1869.) Jackson views are of Yellowstone National Park...

Watkins (Carleton E.) Mammoth Plate Photographs of Yosemite Valley

Yosemite views, with one image of the Columbia River, Oregon.

Watkins (Carleton E.) Mammoth Plate Views in California and Oregon

Chiefly views of Yosemite and Mendocino County, Calif., and some Oregon views.

Watkins (Carleton E.), Mendocino Coast, 1863

This collection features images taken in 1863 of lumbering activities along the Mendocino County Coast, north of San Francisco.

Watkins (Carleton E.) Miscellaneous Mammoth Plate Photographs

A miscellaneous grouping of mammoth plate photographic prints by or attributed to Carleton E. Watkins. Chiefly California landscape views.

Watkins (Carleton E.) Photographic Views of El Verano and Vicinity, Sonoma Valley, California

The collection consists of an album containing 133 albumen photographs of estates and the countryside of Sonoma Valley, California taken by Watkins in 1887 for the Sonoma Valley Improvement Company as a promotional tool.

Watkins (Carleton E.) Photographic Views of the Golden Gate Mining Claim [and the Golden Feather Mining Claim] Situated on Feather River, Butte County, Cal.

A portfolio of two related sets of riverbed mining views on the Feather River in Butte County, California. These views constitute C.E. Watkins' last known commercial commission and were taken in November, 1891.

Watkins (Carleton E.) Photographs of California Scenes: A Mammoth Plate Miscellany

A miscellany of mammoth plate landscape photographs assembled by The Bancroft Library from various sources. The great majority of images are by Carleton E. Watkins.

Watkins (Carleton E.), Photographs of the Mariposa Estate and Environs

The collection consists of thirty-two views taken in 1860 of John Charles Fremont's "Las Mariposas" estate in Mariposa County. Included are views of mines, mills, and mining towns of the California gold country, and several views of railroads in the...

Watkins (Carleton E.) Photographs of Yosemite: with Additional Views of Mt. Shasta, Calif. and Cape Horn, Columbia River, Oregon

Twelve Yosemite views printed and issued by I.W. Taber, from original negatives taken by Carleton E. Watkins. To this set are added one view of the Columbia River and one of Mount Shasta, probably both taken by Watkins on his...

Watkins (Carleton E.) San Francisco Photographs, ca. 1872- ca. 1879

The San Francisco Photographs collection contains 13 albumen prints taken by Carleton E. Watkins circa 1872 to circa 1879. The collection features various views of San Francisco, and includes two prints (Nos. 11 and 12) which were originally taken as...

Watkins (Carleton E.) Scenic California

The Scenic California collection contains 14 mounted albumen prints taken circa 1885 by Carleton E. Watkins.

Watkins (Carleton E.) Selected Mammoth Plate Photographic Prints from the Keith McHenry Pond Collection

Mammoth plate California landscape views formerly belonging to artist William Keith. The majority of views are by photographer Carleton E. Watkins.

Watkins (Carleton E.) Stereo Views of the West, ca. 1865-ca. 1880

The Stereo Views of the West photograph collection consists of 75 stereographs taken by Carleton E. Watkins from circa 1865 to circa 1880. The photographs are arranged by and numbered with Watkins' series number. The collection includes views from the...

Watkins (Carleton E.) Stereographic Views from the Eugene Compton Collection

The Stereographic Views from the Eugene Compton Collection consists of 37 stereographic prints taken by Carleton E. Watkins during the years 1870-1885.

Watkins (Carleton E.) Sun Sketches of San Mateo

The Sun Sketches of San Mateo album contains 25 photographic prints taken by Carleton E. Watkins in 1875 featuring views of early San Mateo County. Especially featured is the Baywood residence and estate of financier John Parrott, built in 1868...

Watkins (Carleton E.) Views of San Francisco, Yosemite, and Monterey, ca. 1876 - ca. 1890

This collection consists of 16 albumen prints taken by Carleton E. Watkins, circa 1876-circa 1890. The photographs are part of "Watkins' New Boudoir Series Yo Semite and Pacific Coast." The collection consists primarily of architectural views of the San Francisco...

Watkins (Carleton E.) Yosemite Views, ca. 1876

The Yosemite Views collection includes 22 mounted albumen prints taken by Carleton E. Watkins circa 1876. The prints are part of "Watkins' New Boudoir Series Yo Semite and Pacific Coast." These general landscapes of Yosemite Valley include Cathedral Rocks, Vernal...

Watkins (Carleton E.) Yosemite Views from the Sierra Club Collection

Yosemite views in the mammoth plate format, chiefly taken by Carleton E. Watkins during his 1861 trip to the valley.

Western Survey Expeditions of 1871, 1872, 1873, and 1874

This survey expedition stereograph collection consists of 150 albumen stereographs taken of and for the Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian from 1871-1874. The publisher is the War Department Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. The U.S. Geographical and Geological Surveys...

Whalen (Philip) Papers

The Philip Whalen Papers, circa 1940-2001, consist of the writings (notebooks, poems, prose works), correspondence, professional papers, artwork and personal papers that detail Whalen’s dual life as poet (coming to prominence during San Francisco’s Beat era of the 50’s and...

Willsmore (Herbert) Papers

The Herbert Willsmore papers, 1968-1993, document his residency at Cowell Hospital, his involvement with the Rolling Quads, and his work with the California State Department of Rehabilitation. The materials consist of correspondence, press releases, school papers relating to his matriculation...

Wood (James Earl) Photograph Collection Relating to Filipinos in California, ca. 1929-1934

This collection of 57 photographs and 5 post cards was taken or acquired by James Earl Wood ca. 1929-1934 as part of his research for his master's thesis. The library does not hold a copy of the thesis. The collection...

Wulzen (Albert H.), Panorama of Oakland, California, ca. 1879

This collection consists of a portfolio containing a panorama photograph, divided into 7 photoprints, hinged together. The photograph was taken from San Pablo and 14th Streets in Oakland, California, circa 1879. The photographer was Albert H. Wulzen. The following is...

Wyckoff (Florence R.) Papers

The Papers of Florence Richardson Wyckoff document Wyckoff's personal and professional life. Raised in Berkeley, California and trained as an artist, Wyckoff became interested in social service during the Great Depression. Over the course of her life, this early interest...

 
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Yolo Base Line, California - Photographs

The Photographs of the Yolo Base Line, California, were taken during 1881 in Yolo County by Werner Suess and show men of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, including George Davidson, the moveable tent (Yolo buggy) used in the survey,...

 
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Zukas (Hale) Papers

Consists of materials reflecting Zukas's leading role as a founder and activist for the disability rights and independent living movements. The collection includes his papers from the Center for Independent Living, the Disabled Students Program at U.C. Berkeley and other...