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Albert Armor home movies MP 001
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Existence and Location of Copies
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Scope and Contents
  • Indexing Terms

  • Title: Albert Armor home movies
    Date: 1938-1949
    Collection Identifier: MP 001
    Creator: Armor, Albert
    Extent: 23 reels
    Repository: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    415-357-1848
    reference@calhist.org
    URL:http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
    Location of Materials: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: This collection comprises home movies filmed by Albert Armor from 1938-1949. The bulk of the films depict the Armor family of Corcoran, California, participating in holiday and birthday celebrations and family vacations. Other films depict cotton and grain harvesting, cattle ranching, and irrigation, in the San Joaquin Valley.

    Access

    Original home movies are unavailable for paging and viewing. Use digitized copies available on the Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/californiahistoricalsociety.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Albert Armor home movies, MP 001, California Historical Society.

    Existence and Location of Copies

    Digitized copies of home movies are available on the Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/californiahistoricalsociety.

    Acquisition Information

    The Albert Armor home movies were donated to the California Historical Society by Nancy Pickford in 2013.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection comprises home movies filmed by Albert Armor from 1938-1949. The films primarily depict the Armor family of Corcoran, California participating in holiday and birthday celebrations and family vacations to a cabin in Doyle Springs near Sequoia National Park; the San Francisco Golden Gate International Exposition; Pasadena Rose Bowl and Parade; and La Quinta Resort. The films also depict cotton and grain harvesting, cattle ranching, and irrigation in the San Joaquin Valley. Most of the agricultural films were taken on Elmer von Glahn's farm and include footage of the planting and harvesting of cotton for the J.G. Boswell Company. The films also show irrigation techniques used on the farm such as pumping water, the dredging of irrigation ditches, and the construction of levees. The films also include footage of Tulare Lake and its wetlands, ecosystem, and water fowl habitat before it became a dry bed due to the diverting of water for agricultural and municipal purposes.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's public access catalog:
    Armor family.
    Agricultural industries--California--San Joaquin Valley.
    Amateur films.
    Corcoran (Calif.)
    Cotton growing--California--San Joaquin Valley.
    Families.
    Irrigation--California--Tulare Lake Region.
    Ranching--California--San Joaquin Valley
    Tulare Lake (Calif.)