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Bancroft Library picture drawer miscellany
BANC PIC 1905.00003-17179  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bancroft Library picture drawer miscellany
    Dates: circa 1850-1950
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.00003-17179
    Extent: approximately 2,100 pictures
    Repository: UC Berkeley. Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: Photographic prints, photographic copy prints, prints, illustrations clipped from published sources, postcards, and other pictorial material chiefly relating to the history of California or the American West.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright 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 owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.

    Preferred Citation

    Bancroft Library picture drawer miscellany. UC Berkeley. Bancroft Library

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired from various sources.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Pictures, chiefly relating to the history of the American West and California, acquired from various sources by The Bancroft Library. Includes photographic prints, photographic copy prints, prints, illustrations clipped from published sources, postcards, and other pictorial material. Some of the material present was from the early "picture drawers" of Bancroft Library, and had been assigned item numbers from 1 into the thousands. Although no longer stored in drawers, new acquisitions, including entire collections, were added to this numeric series until about 1970. At that time the numbers ranged from 1 to 17,500. With the establishment of an accession number system beginning with a year of acquisition, old "picture drawer" numbers had the year "1905" added as a prefix, to create a numeric pattern that would sort correctly with the new accession year system. (1905 was the year the University acquired The Bancroft Library. The material in the picture drawer number series, however, was acquired through much of the 20th century.) Subsequently, collections within this large range of "1905" call numbers were cataloged and can be searched in the library online catalog. Single items and small groups of illustrations with no recorded provenance were not cataloged, and these materials are considered part of this "Bancroft Library pictorial miscellany" (sometimes known as the "1905 miscellany"), with access provided through this preliminary list, linked below.

    Indexing Terms

    West (U.S.)

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