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Shields (John) Farmstead Excavation Collection
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis, UC Davis Library, Special Collections
    Title: John Shields Farmstead Excavation Collection
    creator: Burrill, Richard, 1945-
    Identifier/Call Number: D-608
    Physical Description: 1.4 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): circa 1860-1988
    Date: undated
    Abstract: The collection includes artifacts, photographs, field notes, and history from an archaeological excavation of the John Shields farmstead located near Rancho Cordova, California. The farmstead was established by John and Elizabeth Shields, who emigrated from Ireland in the 1850s. Peter J. Shields was born on the Shields farm in 1862.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.

    History

    The Shields farmstead in what is now Rancho Cordova, California was established by John and Elizabeth Shields, who emigrated from Ireland in the 1850s. Their son Peter J. Shields was born on the farmstead in 1862.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes artifacts, photographs, field notes, and history from an archaeological excavation of the John Shields farmstead located near Rancho Cordova, California. The excavation was carried out by students in Richard Burrill's archaeology class at Cordova Senior High School.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    This collection was processed by Liz Phillips with help from student assistant Julie Jeon.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Folsom Historical Society, 2016.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Shields Farmstead Excavation Collection, D-608, Special Collections, UC Davis Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Excavations (Archaeology) -- United States -- California
    Rancho Cordova (Calif.) -- History
    Rancho Cordova (Calif.) -- Antiquities
    Shields, John, 1835-