Finding Aid to the Oscar Cooper Ranch Photograph Album PC PA 246

Jaime Henderson
California Historical Society
August 2019
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: California Historical Society
Title: Oscar Cooper Ranch Photograph Album
Identifier/Call Number: PC PA 246
Physical Description: 0.75 linear feet
Date: 1931
Abstract: Photograph album comprises 16 black and white photographs of the Oscar Cooper Ranch, a cattle ranch, in Mendocino County, California, taken in 1931. Photographs show the landscape and buildings located on the ranch. Most photographs include type-written descriptions. Photograph album also includes a hand-drawn map of the Oscar Cooper Ranch land holdings.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in collection; provenance unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item, date]; Oscar Cooper Ranch Photograph Album, PC PA 246; Box P014; California Historical Society.

Scope and Content

Photograph album comprises 16 black and white photographs of the Oscar Cooper Ranch in Mendocino County, California taken in 1931. The ranch was a cattle ranch that had also been known as 4 Pines or Gilmore Ranch. Most photographs include type-written labels describing the image and the attributes of the land depicted. Photographs show the landscape of the ranch including spring range and winter range grazing areas; hay and alfalfa fields; and barns or residences identified as Bennett Place and Home Place. Photographs also show ranch hands and other inhabitants of the ranch. There are three photographs joined to make a panorama of the summer range on Bald Mountain. Photograph album has envelope adhered to first page containing a hand-drawn map of the Oscar Cooper Ranch land holdings. Type-written notes adhered to back page of photograph album describe the attributes of the cattle ranch and locate the ranch as being near the Henshaw Eden Valley Ranch Road. Also contains one loose envelope holding a one film negative; envelope is labeled: Winter Range - Marx Ranch, Feb. 25, 1931. Address label of W.W. Williams adhered to inside front cover of photograph album.

Conditions Governing Use

The California Historical Society (CHS) has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created in 1931 are expected to enter the public domain in 2051.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mendocino County (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Ranching -- California -- Mendocino County -- Pictorial works
Photograph albums
Cooper , Oscar