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Preliminary Guide to the Indians of California Photograph Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Indians of California Photograph Collection,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1900s
    Collection Number: Mss 71
    Extent: .6 linear feet (1 document box and 1 oversize box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur and Del Sur Oversize
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All 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 Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Indians of California Photograph Collection. Mss 71. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 1987-1988.


    The collection contains 69 black and white photographs of California Native Americans, apparently the Yokut of the San Joaquin Valley, Miwok of Yosemite, and the Pomo of the Clear Lake Basin - with captions indicating activities such as arrow making, basket making, fishing, hunting, and village life. Used at one point as educational packets. These appear to be relatively recent photos, not 19th century or early 20th century ethnographic images.