Scope and Contents Note
Language of Material:
California Historical Society
Title: California Counties Photography collection,
Identifier/Call Number: PC-CO: Box [number]
650 Linear Feet
(108 boxes, 16 oversize boxes)
Date (inclusive): circa 1850-1980
Date (bulk): 1870-1970
Abstract: Contains photographs and postcards depicting views of specific locations, structures, people, events, and general subjects
relating to cities and towns in every county of California from the 1850s to the 1980s except for San Francisco, which is
Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
Language of Material: English.
Collection is open for research.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director
of Library and Archives. 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. Responsibility for any use, including copying, transmitting, or making any other use of
protected images, rests exclusively with the user. Upon request, digitized works can be removed from public view if there
are rights issues that need to be resolved.
[Identification of item], California Counties Photography Collection, PC-CO: Box [number], California Historical Society.
Scope and Contents Note
Contains photographs and postcards depicting views of specific locations, structures, people, events, and general subjects
relating to many cities and towns, and every county in California except San Francisco which is collected separately. Each
listing represents a file containing from one to more than fifty images. Some files may include a small number of non-photographic
reproductions and prints.
Includes general views of cities and towns (Sacramento, Sonora, Los Angeles, etc.) and historic communities located therein
(Chinese fishing village in Monterey, etc.). General files under counties contain scenes of unincorporated areas or places
that are identified only by the county. Includes images of types of establishments (Stanford University libraries, etc.),
specific buildings and structures (Hearst Mining Building, University of California, Berkeley or Palm Springs Aerial Tramway,
etc.), as well as photographs of well known events such as fires or earthquakes (Santa Rosa or San Jose, 1906, etc.) and local
celebrations, fairs and parades, etc. (Vallejo's 1893 Veteran Volunteer Fire Department Parade, etc.). Images included here
complement those found under topics listed in the General Subjects Photography Collection.
Arranged alphabetically: first by county, then city, and lastly by subject, where applicable.
Originally processed and described by Trina Lopez, Wendy Welker, Brenda Baldwin, and Mary Moranti in September 2003. The collection
was reprocessed and the finding aid revised in September 2017 by Jaime Henderson.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Mines and mineral resources--California
Lumber and lumbering--California
Universities and colleges--California