Inventory of the Dominguez Water Corporation Photograph Collection SPC.1900.005

California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
Title: Dominguez Water Corporation Photograph Collection
Creator: Dominguez Water Corporation
Identifier/Call Number: SPC.1900.005
Physical Description: .5 Linear Feet (approximately 500 4x5 and 2x3 negatives; 1 box unprocessed)
Date (inclusive): 1949-1952
Language of Material: English .


This collection is unprocessed. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections department in advance to request access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[title of item] Dominguez Water Corporation Photograph Collection, Courtesy of the Gerth Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

Scope and Contents

This collection contains approximately 500 4x5 and 2x3 negatives taken for the Dominguez Water Company in the early 1950s. The images document the construction of water infrastructure in eastern Torrance, the unincorporated area that is now Carson, North Long Beach, and Compton. There are also projects relating to the laying of pipe in new housing developments.Other images includes the Water Company's plant, staff events (sponsored baseball team and Christmas party) machinery, pipes, pipe installation, pumps, ditching, Dominguez Water Reservoir, valves, boosters, fittings, Worthington Water Works Engine, pipes along Wilmington Ave in Long Beach with oil wells in the background and many other subjects.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Dominguez Water Corporation.

Related Materials

For related material please consult the Dominguez Water Corporation Collection

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Torrance (Calif.)
Long Beach (Calif.)
Oil wells--California--Los Angeles