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Hill (David) collection, 1973-1997
MVC076  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: Museum of Ventura County
    Title: David Hill collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MVC076
    Physical Description: 2.57 Cubic Feet (2 boxes, 1 folder in miscellaneous box)
    Date (inclusive): 1973-1997
    Abstract: David W. Hill, born in 1923 in Blanchard, North Dakota, moved to Ventura in 1932 with him family as a child. After graduating from high school, he joined the Army during World War II. He graduated from Northridge College, and in the 1970s he retired from Pt. Mugu Naval Missile Center as head of Editing and Publishing. Hill served as a docent at the Museum of Ventura County starting in 1981 and maintained a great interest in local history. This collection consists of photographs, negatives, ephemera, and photocopied reports created or collected by Hill.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site and advance notice required for timely retrieval. Please contact the Research Library reference desk prior to your visit.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Open for research. All requests to access materials must be made in advance by contacting the Research Library staff via email: library@venturamuseum.org.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Museum of Ventura County. Literary rights, including copyright, have not been determined. Contact the Research Library for further information: library@venturamuseum.org.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], David Hill collection, (Collection MVC076), Museum of Ventura County, Research Library, Ventura, California.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    David Hill; gift; 1984, 1989, 2001.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Krystell Jimenez, 2021.
    NOTE: Our collections are processed using MPLP methods so that we can prioritize access for users and identify potential priorities for more detailed processing. If while using our collections you think there is something that should be added or amended in the finding aid, we welcome your input. You can notify staff in the reading room or send us an email at library@venturamuseum.org. Be sure to include the collection number and name and the box number you were working with in your email.

    Biographical / Historical

    David W. Hill was born in 1923 in Blanchard, North Dakota. His family moved to Ventura in 1932. After graduating from high school, Hill joined the Army during World War II and served in the Korean War. He graduated from Northridge College, and in the 1970s he retired from Pt. Mugu Naval Missile Center as head of Editing and Publishing.
    Hill served as a docent at the Museum of Ventura County starting in 1981 and maintained a great interest in local history. In 2008 David wrote and published a book titled The Streets of Ventura. Hill passed at the age of 94 at on September 3, 2017.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of photographs, negatives, ephemera, and photocopied reports created or collected by David Hill, a former Museum docent. He made copies of photographs in the photograph collection and curated other items relevant to either the Museum's or Ventura County history.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been organized at the folder level.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ventura County (Calif.) -- Photographs
    Ventura (Calif.) -- Photographs
    Local history materials
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