The collection contains 558 items, the majority of which are
prints, but some negatives are includes. The photographs detail a wide range of
subjects relating to Newport Beach including, boating, fishing houses, recreation,
residents and people of note, local businesses, and events.
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Sherman Library. Literary
rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the
responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The Sherman
Library do not hold the copyright.