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Guide to the Sewell F. Graves Photograph Collection
MS 204  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sewell F. Graves Photograph collection,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1890-1920,
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1890-2001)
    Collection number: MS 204
    Creator: Graves, Sewell Fogg
    Extent: 67 photographs
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: This collection consists of photographs of the Graves and Byrne families lives in Santa Cruz at the turn of the 20th century.
    Physical location: Stored offsite: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Sewell F. Graves Photograph collection. MS 204. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of William F. Stone, Jr. in 2001

    Biographical Note

    Sewell Fogg Graves (1843-1923) was the photographer of this collection. His daughter, Helen P. Graves married George G. Byrne, co-owner of Byrne Bros. Hardware on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. George and Helen's daughter Gertrude (1901-1992) was the donor's mother. Gertrude was born in Santa Cruz, and graduated in the first class of the newly built Santa Cruz High School after the 1915 fire.

    Scope and Contents Note

    This collection consists of Graves and Byrne's family photographs of Santa Cruz, the family homes, West Cliff drive, the beach and wharf area, churches, schools, and downtown Santa Cruz.


    The photographs are arranged by size.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Graves, Sewell F. (Sewell Fogg)--Archives
    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (Calif.)
    Photography--California--Santa Cruz.
    Santa Cruz (Calif.)--History.