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Photographs of the Supreme Court of California
PC 001  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Accruals
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: CJCL Special Collections and Archives
    Title: Photographs of the Supreme Court of California
    Creator: Gabriel Moulin Studios
    Creator: Sirlin Studios
    Creator: California. Supreme Court
    Identifier/Call Number: PC 001
    Physical Description: 14.8 linear feet (3 legal document boxes, 1 cabinet drawer, 3 map case drawers)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1860-2020

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research upon approval of written request. Requests should be submitted to: California Judicial Center Library, Special Collections and Archives, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Room 4617, San Francisco, CA, 94102-7013, or by e-mail to archives@jud.ca.gov. All researchers must sign the California Judicial Center Library Special Collections Access Agreement form. This agreement can be sent electronically by request. Records in the collection may contain confidential information, as defined in the Access Agreement. Publication or disclosure of such information is strictly prohibited.


    Additional accruals to the collection are expected.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection was assembled by California Judicial Center Library staff. Photographs come from various internal and external sources.


    The collection is arranged into three series: 1) Photographic prints and negatives; 2) Oversized photographic prints; and 3) Framed photographic prints. Within series, photographs are arranged in alphabetical order by the justice's last name.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item, date]; Photographs of the California Supreme Court, PC 001; [box number, folder number]; California Judicial Center Library.

    Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Vita Isyanova and Marie Silva in 2020-2021. Materials were removed from binders, placed in acid-free boxes, and arranged in alphabetical order. This assembled collection has no original order.

    Scope and Contents

    The bulk of this assembled collection consists of official individual and group portraits of the justices of the California Supreme Court, dated circa 1860-2020. Most photographs are twentieth-century photographic prints. All nineteenth-century prints, with the exception of the Solomon Heydenfeldt cabinet card, are reproductions of framed portraits of the justices, likely made from negatives in 2004. Official photographers include Gabriel Moulin Studios, San Francisco, and Sirlin Studios, Sacramento.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Because of the assembled nature of this collection, copyright status varies across the collection. Copyright is assumed to be held by the original creator of individual items in the collection. The California Judicial Center Library is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from this collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California. Supreme Court -- History
    California. Supreme Court -- Pictorial works