Riverside, California photograph collection

Finding aid prepared by Serena Rodholm, 2018.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
Phone: 951-827-3233
Fax: 951-827-4673
Email: specialcollections@ucr.edu
URL: http://library.ucr.edu/libraries/special-collections-university-archives
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Riverside, California photograph collection
Date (inclusive): circa 1834-1977, undated
Collection Number: MS 204
Extent: 3.34 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains photographs, slides, and glass plate negatives depicting the landscapes, people, and culture of Riverside, California from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. Images in the collection include notable local buildings and businesses, Riverside families and residents, and local natural and agricultural sites.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Riverside, California photograph collection (MS 204). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Processing History

Processed by Serena Rodholm, 2017.
Processing of the Riverside, California photograph collection was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Collection Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographs, slides, and glass negatives documenting the landscapes, people, and culture of Riverside, California from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. Images in the collection include notable local buildings and businesses, Riverside families and residents, and local natural and agricultural sites.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 6 series as follows:
  • Series 1: Aerial and Panoramic Views, 1870-1977
  • Series 2: Buildings, 1857-1975
  • Series 3: Nature and Agriculture, 1857-1976
  • Series 4: Objects, 1900-1943
  • Series 5: People, 1834-1950
  • Series 6: Streets, 1875-1947

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Agriculture
Historic buildings
Landscapes & industries
Mission Inn
Riverside (Calif.)
Riverside County (Calif.)

Genres and Forms of Materials

Glass Plate Negatives
Photographs
Slides (photographs)


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Aerial and Panoramic Views 1870-1977

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists of aerial and panoramic photographs, negatives, and slides of buildings and natural sites around Riverside, including Mount Rubidoux, the UC Citrus Experiment Station, and downtown Riverside.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by topic.
Box 1, Folder 1

3rd Street and Railroad circa 1940

Box 1, Folder 2

Box Spring Mountains 1911-1930

Box 1, Folder 3

Downtown Riverside circa 1940

Box 1, Folder 4

Evan's Field undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Fairmont Park undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Fruit Farms undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Lake Evans 1933

Box 1, Folder 8

Loch-on-Eilean undated

Box 1, Folder 9

Mount Rubidoux circa 1880-1960

Box 1, Folder 10

National Ice and Cold Storage Co. circa 1950

Box 1, Folder 11

North View circa 1877

Box 1, Folder 12

Racetrack and Fairgrounds undated

Box 1, Folder 13

Riverside Aerial Views circa 1870-1940

Box 1, Folder 14

Riverside Cement Company undated

Box 1, Folder 15

Riverside City College undated

Box 1, Folder 16

Riverside County Sheriff Posse Production undated

Box 1, Folder 17

Riverside Library undated

Box 1, Folder 18

Salinity Lab 1941-1977

Box 1, Folder 19

Santa Ana River circa 1903-1932

Box 1, Folder 20

Sherman Institute undated

Box 1, Folder 21

Slides circa 1880-1890

Scope and Contents

Contains 2 slides with aerial views of a Riverside street and a train bridge.
Box 1, Folder 22

South Sierra's Power Company undated

Box 1, Folder 23

South View circa 1929-1961

Box 1, Folder 24

State Citrus Fair 1891

Box 8, Folders 12-16

UC Citrus Station Panoramic View undated

Box 8, Folder 17

UC Citrus Station Panoramic View Looking NE undated

Box 8, Folder 18

UC Citrus Station Panoramic View Looking SE undated

 

Series 2. Buildings 1857-1975

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists of photographs, negatives, and slides of various buildings and businesses in the Riverside area

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by topic.
Box 1, Folder 25

Banks Drug Store undated

Box 1, Folder 26

Benedict's Castle undated

Box 1, Folder 27

Brock, Mr. & Mrs. 1895

Box 1, Folder 28

Cement Plant undated

Box 1, Folder 29

Central Hardware undated

Box 1, Folder 30

Churches circa 1900-1936

Box 2, Folder 1

Citizens Bank undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Cleaners undated

Box 2, Folder 3

Cold Storage Companies circa 1900-1970

Box 2, Folder 4

Cook Furniture Store undated

Box 8, Folder 3

Court House undated

Box 2, Folder 5

Dr. Cowen Credit Dentists circa 1930

Box 2, Folder 6

Department Stores circa 1938

Box 2, Folder 7

Donnell's Flower Shop undated

Box 2, Folder 8

Drugs F.A. Gardner & Company undated

Box 2, Folder 9

Exterior Views undated

Box 2, Folder 10

Growers & Fruit Companies circa 1886-1911

Box 2, Folder 11

Hancock Brick Yard undated

Box 2, Folder 12

Hospitals circa 1898-1930

Box 2, Folder 13

Hardman, J.C. undated

Box 2, Folder 14

Investment Companies undated

Box 2, Folder 15

KPRO Radio Station undated

Box 2, Folder 16

La Mesa Packing Company undated

Box 2, Folder 17

Manufacturing Companies undated

Box 2, Folder 18

Mission Inn/ Glenwood Hotel circa 1886-1889

Box 2, Folder 19

Moore's Grocery circa 1930

Box 2, Folder 20

Mortuaries undated

Box 2, Folder 21

Mount Rubidoux undated

Box 2, Folder 22

Paint Shops circa 1937

Box 2, Folder 23

Parks undated

Box 2, Folder 24

Park Hotel undated

Box 2, Folder 25

Press Enterprise undated

Box 2, Folder 26

Public City Buildings circa 1915-1917

Box 3, Folder 1

Railroads circa 1927

Box 3, Folder 2

Residences circa 1885-1928

Box 3, Folder 3

Robinson, W.H. undated

Box 8, Folders 9-10

Rubidoux House undated

Box 3, Folder 4

Rumsey, Caornelius 1975

Box 3, Folder 5

Schools circa 1857-1937

Box 3, Folder 6

Slides undated

Scope and Contents

Contains 16 slides of buildings, including the Whittier Laboratory, Spadra Station, Mission Inn, Jensen Ranch, Loring Building, Griffin and Scully Packing House, Citrus Pavilion, Citrus Experiment Station, and the home of James Bettner.
Box 3, Folder 7

Sterling, E.C. undated

Box 3, Folder 8

Theaters undated

Box 8, Folder 19

Unitarian-Universalist Church undated

Box 3, Folder 9

Unitype Builders Inc. undated

Box 3, Folder 10

US Cold Storage circa 1970

Box 3, Folder 11

Van Buskirk undated

Box 3, Folder 12

Vehicle Shops circa 1930-1950

Box 3, Folder 13

Wall, E.T. undated

Box 3, Folder 14

Welcoming Archway undated

Box 3, Folder 15

Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) undated

Box 3, Folder 16

White Park circa 1909

Box 3, Folder 17

Wright, J. Harrison undated

 

Series 3. Nature and Agriculture 1857-1976

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists of photographs, negatives, and slides of farms, lakes, gardens, mountains, rivers, and other natural and agricultural sites.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by topic.
Box 3, Folder 18

"Almonds in Bloom" undated

Box 3, Folder 19

Batchelor undated

Box 8, Folder 1

Cactus Garden undated

Box 8, Folder 2

Christmas tree community in White Park undated

Box 3, Folder 20

Citrus Irrigation undated

Box 3, Folder 21

Gage Canal circa 1899-1900

Box 8, Folder 4

How not to arrange, landscape painting, Magnolia Avenue undated

Box 3, Folder 22

La Placita 1976

Box 3, Folder 23

[Lake] undated

Box 3, Folder 24

Lake Evans 1857

Box 3, Folder 25

Mineral Extraction Site undated

Box 8, Folder 8

Mount Rubidoux - Easter circa 1915

Box 3, Folder 26

"Picking and drying raisin grapes at Riverside, CA" undated

Box 3, Folder 27

The Public Garden undated

Box 3, Folder 28

Santa Ana River undated

Box 3, Folder 29

Slides undated

Scope and Contents

Consists of 16 slides depicting various parks, nature, and agriculture, including images of Fairmount Park, B.D. Wilson grove, Twogood Nursery, Gage Canal, Wolfskill grove, and Mt. San Bernardino.
Box 3, Folder 30

"Tilted/ rocky field with hills in background" undated

Box 3, Folder 31

Tire Yard undated

Box 8, Folder 11

Typical Palm-Bordered Orange Grove undated

 

Series 4. Objects 1900-1943

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists of photographs, negatives, and slides depicting various objects, including cars, machinery, fountains, citrus labels, and other items related to Riverside and its history.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by topic.
Box 4, Folder 1

Bell Cleaning Company undated

Box 4, Folder 2

Congregational Church undated

Box 4, Folder 3

Foliage undated

Box 4, Folder 4

"Greeting to Lee on his 96th birthday" undated

Box 4, Folder 5

Machinery undated

Box 4, Folder 6

Memorial Fountain- Presented by John A. Allen undated

Box 4, Folder 7

Mount Rubidoux circa 1925

Box 4, Folder 8

National Ice and Cold Storage Company undated

Box 4, Folder 9

Naval Orange Parade 1934

Box 4, Folder 10

NEHI Bottling Company Cars undated

Box 4, Folder 11

Riverside Cement Company circa 1943

Box 4, Folder 12

Santa Ysabel Church circa 1900

Box 4, Folder 13

Slides undated

Scope and Contents

Consists of 15 slides depicting various objects, including citrus labels, cars, wagons, and other machinery.
Box 4, Folder 14

Soldier Memorial undated

Box 4, Folder 15

Trademarked Citrus Labels undated

Box 4, Folder 16

Warren Anderson Company undated

 

Series 5. People 1834-1950

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists of photographs, negatives, and slides of various residents and people in Riverside, including portraits and images of events.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by topic.
Box 4, Folder 17

Automobiles circa 1905-1910

Box 4, Folder 18

Boy Scouts undated

Box 4, Folder 19

Buildings circa 1934

Box 4, Folder 20

Casa Blanca House undated

Box 4, Folder 21

Chapman undated

Box 4, Folder 22

Couples circa 1937-1950

Box 4, Folder 23

Cresmar Manufacturing Company undated

Box 4, Folder 24

De Anza Days undated

Box 4, Folder 25

Deaths circa 1834-1888

Box 4, Folder 26

Employees undated

Box 5, Folder 1

Families circa 1920-1941

Box 5, Folder 2

Field work circa 1885-1950

Box 5, Folder 3

The Friday Bunch 1938-1945

Box 5, Folder 4

Government Officials undated

Box 5, Folder 5

Groups/Associations circa 1925-1946

Box 5, Folder 6

Mr. Hendricks undated

Box 5, Folder 7

Japanese circa 1934

Box 5, Folder 8

La Sierra College circa 1937

Box 5, Folder 9

Military circa 1943-1964

Box 5, Folder 10

Mission Inn circa 1903-1940

Box 5, Folder 11

Mount Rubidoux circa 1909-1912

Box 6, Folder 1

Music circa 1880-1950

Box 6, Folder 2

National Ice and Cold Storage Company undated

Box 6, Folder 3

Parades circa 1891

Box 6, Folder 4

Paris Cleaners undated

Box 6, Folder 5

Parks circa 1940

Box 6, Folder 6

Pechanga circa 1898-1902

Box 6, Folder 7

Portraits undated

Box 6, Folder 8

Public buildings circa 1920-1930

Box 6, Folder 9

Religion circa 1940-1947

Box 6, Folder 10

Riverside City College circa 1932

Box 6, Folder 11

Riverside County Sheriff Posse Production undated

Box 6, Folder 12

Schools circa 1900-1942

Box 6, Folder 13

Sherman Institute undated

Box 7, Folder 1

Slides undated

Scope and Contents

Consists of 53 slides, about half of which depict pioneers and early settlers of Riverside and half of which are images from an anti-smog march and protest from the 1970s.
Box 7, Folder 2

Sports circa 1880-1900

Box 7, Folder 3

Turtle undated

 

Series 6. Streets 1875-1947

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists of photographs, negatives, and slides of street views and neighborhoods in Riverside.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by topic.
Box 7, Folder 4

14th and Market Street circa 1938

Box 7, Folder 5

Adams Street circa 1900

Box 7, Folder 6

Brockton Avenue 1892

Box 7, Folder 7

Chamber of Conference undated

Box 7, Folder 8

Chinatown in Painting undated

Box 7, Folder 9

Colton Avenue circa 1900

Box 7, Folder 10, Box 8, Folders 5-6

Magnolia Avenue undated

Box 7, Folder 11

Main Street circa 1875-1947

Box 8, Folder 7

Main Street Looking North from Bordwell Hotel undated

Box 7 , Folder 12

Mission Boulevard undated

Box 7, Folder 13

Mount Rubidoux circa 1907-1920

Box 7, Folder 14

Orange Street undated

Box 7, Folder 15

Riverside Road undated

Box 7, Folder 16

Slides undated

Scope and Contents

Consists of 5 slides of streets in Riverside, including Main Street and Magnolia Avenue.
Box 7, Folder 17

Victoria Avenue circa 1900-1938