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Guide to the Beale's Cut Photographic Slide Collection, 1997-1998
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Beale's Cut Photographic Slide Collection
    Dates: 1997-1998
    Identification: SC/BCPA
    Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
    Physical Description: 0.21 linear feet
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections
    Abstract: The Beale's Cut Photographic Slide Collection contains 24 color slides and photographs of Beale's Cut, located in the Newhall area of Los Angeles.

    Historical Note:

    The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Photographic material

    Geographic Name:

    California, Southern -- Photographs
    Los Angeles County (Calif.) -- Photographs
    Newhall (Calif.) -- Photographs

    Personal Name:

    Beale, Edward Fitzgerald, 1822-1893

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

    Scope and Contents

    The Beale's Cut Photographic Slide Collection consists of slides and photographs of Beale's Cut, located in the Newhall area of Los Angeles. In 1854, Phineas Banning created a narrow cut through the Newhall Pass area, to accommodate stagecoach traffic to Fort Tejon. In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Edward Fitzgerald Beale as Surveyor General of California and Nevada. Beale expanded the cut to three times its original size, and named the passage after himself. Throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Beale’s cut was used as a transportation passage and overland mail route, until the Newhall Tunnel was constructed in 1910. During the silent film era, Beale’s cut became a favorite location of movie producers like John Ford and D. W. Griffith.