The collection includes photographs, negatives,
and slides taken by Clifford E. Briggs of Allis-Chalmers farm equipment and aerial photographs of farms.
Clifford E. Briggs was head of Advertising and Sales Promotion for the Allis-Chalmers Farm Equipment Division. He
graduated from Iowa State University in 1937 with a major in Agricultural Journalism and began his career as a livestock
radio reporter for the Kansas City Drovers Telegram. From there, he worked in the Catalog Division of Sears, Roebuck, and
Company until enlisting in the United States Army in 1941. After seven and a half years of active duty, he joined the Army
Reserves and served in the 84th Division while working full time at the Allis-Chalmers Farm Equipment Division. Around 1958,
Clifford Briggs came to the Bakersfield, California area to photograph Allis-Chalmers equipment for catalog layouts.
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.
Collection is open for research.