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Ian A. Smith papers
MS 126  
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Description
Ian A. Smith was an employee of the California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant from 1952-1977. Smith also conducted research regarding the history of mining operations at Slover Mountain in Colton, California. The Ian A. Smith papers primarily focus on the California Portland Cement Company's presence at Slover Mountain, but also contains material regarding Isaac Slover and the history of the southwestern United States, particularly that of San Bernardino County, California. Two versions of Smith's manuscript, "Vanishing Mountain: A History of Mining Operations at Mt. Slover, Colton, California", are included. Additionally, the collection includes photographs, notes, correspondence, press clippings, maps, and other material related to Smith's research.
Background
Ian A. Smith was born on October 15, 1920. He began working for the California Portland Cement Company's Colton Plant in 1952. As an employee of the California Portland Cement Company, Smith held several different positions including Quarry Engineer (1952-1953), Quarry Superintendent (1953-1958), General Quarry Superintendent of the Colton and Mojave Plants (1958-1968), and Chief Mining Engineer (1968-1977). Disability ended his tenure with the California Portland Cement Company in 1977, after nearly thirty years of service.
Extent
1.25 linear feet (4 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright Unknown: Some material in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
This collection is open for research.