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The Claremont Colleges Special Collections Visual Materials Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Contents
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: The Claremont Colleges Special Collections Visual Materials Collection
    Dates: 1864-2022 and undated
    Collection number: H.Mss.1077
    Extent: 13.5 Linear Feet (4 oversize flat boxes, 1 document box, 1 oversize document box, 2 map drawer folders)
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont, CA 91711.
    Abstract: This is an artificial collection created by Special Collections staff to contain the various visual materials purchased or donated that do not fit into other collections. Currently, the collection contains photographs, artist screenprints and photos, posters, historical broadsides, and artifacts. This is a growing collection and new materials will be added as they are acquired.
    Physical Location: Please consult repository.
    Language of Material: Languages represented in the collection: English, Spanish.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], The Claremont Colleges Special Collections Visual Materials Collection (H.Mss.1077), Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, The Claremont Colleges Services, Claremont, California.

    Provenance / Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Items acquired through various gifts and purchases.


    Additions to the collection are anticipated.

    Processing Information

    Collection is processed at the item level. Materials were placed in folders, with images and photographs sleeved in mylar.

    Biography / Administrative History

    This is an artificial collection created by Special Collections of The Claremont Colleges Library to contain various singular visual materials. The collection includes photographs, posters, artist prints, historic political cartoons, broadsides, and artifacts.

    Scope and Contents

    The focus of this collection is the acquisition of visual materials that support the curriculum of The Claremont Colleges. Currently, the collection includes materials relating to California history and locations, historic photographic materials, materials related to social, immigration, and climate justice movements and organizations, and assorted artist prints and posters. Growth is anticipated for this collection.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into the following series:
    • Series 1: Artifacts, 1960-2022
    • Series 2: Photographs, 1864-2018 and undated
    • Series 3: Posters, 1968-2019
    • Series 4: Prints, 1877-2019 and undated
    Materials are described at the item level.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subject Terms

    African Americans
    California -- History
    California, Southern
    Chinese Americans
    Climate justice
    Emigration and immigration
    Kennedy, Amos Paul, Jr.
    Outsider art
    San Bernardino County (Calif.)
    Voces de la Frontera (Milwaukee, Wis.)
    Water consumption
    Water rights
    Watkins, Carleton (1829-1916)
    Women employees -- United States
    Women -- Employment
    World War, 1939-1945
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Sources

    Genre and Form of Materials