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Guide to the Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area Photographic Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Park History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material at California State Parks
  • Additional Information

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area Photographic Collection
    Dates: 1958-2010
    Bulk Dates: 1959, 1984, 2010
    Collection number: Consult repository
    Creator: California State Parks
    Collector: California State Parks
    Collection Size: 51 images
    Repository: Photographic Archives.

    California State Parks
    McClellan, CA 92262
    Abstract: The Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area Photographic Collection contains 51 cataloged images that date from 1958 through 2010. Images depict the property as a state park unit.
    Physical location: For current information on the physical location of these materials, please consult the Guide to the California State Parks Photographic Archives, available online.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head Curator of the California State Parks Photographic Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item including photographer and date when available], Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area Photographic Collection, [Catalog number], California State Parks Photographic Archives, McClellan, California

    Acquisition Information

    Images generated by California State Parks staff.

    Accruals

    Further accruals are expected.

    Park History

    Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area contains roughly 45 acres of natural resources. Located in Mendocino County, the park is bordered to the south and west by the Eel River’s South Fork and to the east by Mud Creek; it is roughly 35 miles north of the city of Willits. The park is accessible by car via Branscomb and Mud Creek roads.
    Named after a former Naval Operations Chief and foreign diplomat, the Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area contains a small but lush virgin redwood grove. Acquired by California State Parks in 1944 from the Westport Tie Company, the park unit was classified as a state recreation area in 1963 and today remains densely forested with mixed coast redwoods and Douglas fir. In addition to its conserved redwoods, the park is also a popular destination for salmon and steelhead fishing. There are currently no facilities there.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area Photographic Collection spans the years 1958-2010, with the bulk of the collection covering the years 1959, 1984, and 2010. There is a total of 51 cataloged images, including 7 photographic prints, scans, and negatives, 22 35mm slides, and 22 born-digital images. Photographs originated from California State Parks staff.
    The collection depicts the park’s landscape. Imagery includes ground views of the forest, which incorporate natural features, such as redwood trees, stumps, grass, Mud Creek, Eel River, rocks, bushes, logs, mountains, and birds. Also depicted are images conveying human involvement, including: logging debris, the Branscomb Dam site, California State Park signage, picnic tables, park visitors, an unidentified building, telephone lines, and a bridge. The collection also includes a few aerial views of the valley, Eel River, forests, and Johnston Ridge.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    California. Department of Parks and Recreation
    Eel River (Calif.)
    Mendocino County (Calif.)
    Natural resources
    Redwood National and State Parks (Calif.)
    Redwoods
    Standley, William Harrison, 1872-1963

    Related Material at California State Parks

    Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area Collection

    Related Material at Other Repositories

    Admiral William H. Standley Papers, University of Southern California: Special Collections

    Additional Information