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Sonoma County Visionaries, Immigrants and Winemakers, 1865-2005
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Project Information

  • Descriptive Summary

    Collection Title: Sonoma County Visionaries, Immigrants and Winemakers,
    Date (inclusive): about 1865-2005
    Collection number: SPC.00086
    Creator: Sonoma County Wine Library
    Physical Description: 191 items (approximately 1.0 linear feet) Size of entire repository approximately 120 linear feet (of which 3 linear feet are file drawers, 97 linear feet are map/poster drawers, and 20 linear feet are miscellaneous items including framed prints), 462 online items (191 objects in this collection/271 digitized photographs in other collections). Pictorial materials are housed in: 1 three-foot drawer of photographs; five 54" x 42" flat files; and two sets of custom wine label drawers, totaling ten drawers, with each drawer 2 feet deep.
    Location: Sonoma County Wine Library Closed Stacks
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Sonoma County Wine Library
    Abstract: Collection contains images, postcards, maps, wine bottle labels and other emphemera that portray the wine makers and companies of Sonoma County, past and present, from the 1860s through the 2000s. They document the immigrants and Utopians who founded the early wineries, wine families, the vineyards and wine production and the many varieties of wine created in Sonoma County.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Sonoma County Wine Library's online local history collection includes images of historical interest of the Sonoma County wine industry from the 1870s through the 1990s. These images portray the wine makers and companies of Sonoma County, past and present. They document the immigrants and Utopians who founded the early wineries, wine families, the vineyards and wine production, promotional postcards, and the many varieties of wine created in Sonoma County.
    Most photographic postcards and a selection of photographs were taken by commercial photographers and include captions. Many of the wine labels include vintage information. Items were selected from a wide range of wine-related collections comprising the Sonoma County Wine History Collection, housed in the Sonoma County Wine Library. Some may also be found in the library online public access catalog. Consult the library for more information.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

    Personal Names:

    Harris, Thomas Lake, 1823-1906
    Paulsen, Pat
    Bagnani, Dante, 1912-1992
    Bagnani, Giuseppe, 1881-1951
    Bagnani, William A., 1913-1966
    Bagnini, Rosa, 1882-1970
    Bundschu, James
    Cadenazzi, Eva, 1908-1950
    Carreras, Rosemary
    Cartee, Kenneth
    Ciatti, Dora Agnes, 1911-1993
    Foppiano, Louis M., 1947-
    Greeott, John, 1862-1948
    Greeott, John, 1862-1948
    Haigh, Isabelle Victoria, b. 1887
    Murphy, Katie Wetzel
    Rossi, Edmund (Edmund Arthur), 1924-1996
    Soldavini, Steven Peter, 1898-1990
    Stossel, Ludwig
    Vare, George A.
    Vercelli, Joseph S., 1912-2005
    Vercelli, Livia M., 1914-2002
    Wetzel, Hank
    Wetzel, Margaret Cranford Kirkpatrick, 1925-2008

    Family Names:

    Bagnani family

    Corporate Names:

    Brotherhood of the New Life
    California State University, Fresno
    California Wine Association
    San Francisco 49ers (Football team)
    Sebastiani Vineyards
    Sonoma County Harvest Fair (Santa Rosa, Calif. : 1998)
    Sonoma County Wineries Association
    United States. Army
    Alexander Valley Vineyards
    Alexander Valley Winery Co.
    Alpine Winery
    Asti Winery
    Fountaingrove Vineyard Co.
    Frank Nervo Winery
    Frank Schoonmaker & Co.
    Geyser Peak Winery
    Gundlach Bundschu Winery
    Isaak DeTurk Winery
    Italian-Swiss Colony (Firm)
    L. Foppiano Wine Co.
    Pat Paulsen Cellars
    Pat Paulsen Vineyards
    Riverside Farm (Healdsburg, Calif.)
    Sbarbaro Winery
    Sonoma County Wine Growers Association
    Sonoma Valley Vineyard (Firm)
    Tait's Cafe
    Trione Cellars
    Trione Vineyards

    Geographic Terms

    Alexander Valley (Calif.)
    Asti (Calif.)
    Geyser Peak (Calif.)
    Geyserville (Calif.)
    Healdsburg (Calif)--Description and travel
    Paris (France)
    Pritchett Peaks (Calif.)
    San Francisco (Calif.)
    Santa Rosa (Calif.)
    Sonoma County (Calif.)
    Sonoma Valley (Calif.)
    United States--Armed Forces--Italian Americans

    Topical Terms

    Advertising campaigns
    Advertising--California--Alexander Valley
    Alexander Valley (Calif.)--History--20th century
    Auctions--California--Alexander Valley
    Auctions--California--Sonoma County
    Bald eagle in art
    Beverage containers
    Business cards--California--Alexander Valley
    Coopers and cooperage--California--Asti
    Dionysus (Greek deity)--In art
    Draft horses--California--Geyserville
    Football teams--California--San Francisco
    Forified wines--California--San Francisco
    Fortified wines--California
    Fortified wines--California--Geyserville
    Fortified wines--California--Healdsburg
    Fortified wines--California--Sonoma County
    Fortified wines--California--Sonoma
    Fountain Grove Ranch (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
    Grape juice--California--Sonoma County
    Labels--California--Sonoma County
    Luncheons--California--San Francisco
    Mural painting and decoration--California--Asti
    Railroad cars--California--Santa Rosa
    Railroad stations--California--Geyserville
    Red wines--California--Alexander Valley
    Red wines--California--Geyserville
    Red wines--California--Healdsburg
    Red wines--California--Sonoma
    Red wines--California--Sonoma County
    Rose wines--California--Geyserville
    Rose wines--California--Healdsburg
    Sparkling wines--California
    Sparkling wines--California--Healdsburg
    Sparkling wines--California--Sonoma
    Utopias--California--Santa Rosa
    Varietal wines
    Varietal wines--California
    Varietal wines--California--Alexander Valley
    Varietal wines--California--Geyserville
    Varietal wines--California--Healdsburg
    Varietal wines--California--San Francisco
    Varietal wines--California--Sonoma
    Varietal wines--California--Sonoma County
    Vineyards--California--Healdsburg--Travel and description
    Vineyards--California, Northern
    Vintners--California--Alexander Valley
    Vintners--California--San Francisco
    Vintners--California--Santa Rosa
    Vintners--California--Sonoma Valley
    Vintners--California--Alexander Valley
    White wines--California
    White wines--California--Alexander Valley
    White wines--California--Geyserville
    White wines--California--Healdsburg
    White wines--California--Sonoma
    White wines--California--Sonoma County
    Wine and wine making--California--Alexander Valley
    Wine and wine making--California--Asti--Illustrations
    Wine and wine making--California--Asti
    Wine and wine making--California--Geyserville
    Wine and wine making--California--Vineburg
    Wine and wine making--Equipment and supplies--California--Alexander Valley
    Wine and wine making
    Wine and winemaking--California--Santa Rosa
    Wine barrels--California--Alexander Valley
    Wine barrels--California--Santa Rosa
    Wine bottles--California--Alexander Valley
    Wine bottles--California--Healdsburg
    Wine bottles--California--Sonoma County
    Wine bottles
    Wine labels--California--Alexander Valley
    Wine labels--California--Asti
    Wine labels--California--Geyserville
    Wine labels--California--Healdsburg
    Wine labels--California--San Francisco
    Wine labels--California--Santa Rosa
    Wine labels--California--Sonoma
    Wine labels--California--Sonoma County
    Wine tasting--California--Asti
    Wine tasting--France--Pari
    Wine--California--Alexander Valley
    Wine--California--Alexander Valley County
    Wine--California--San Francisco
    Wine--California--Santa Rosa
    Wine--California--Sonoma County
    Wine--California--Sonoma County--Price
    Wine--California, Northern
    Wineries--California--Alexander Valley
    Wineries--California--Alexander Valley--History
    Wineries--California--Alexander Valley
    Wineries--California--Santa Rosa
    Wineries--California--Sonoma County

    Genre and Format Terms

    Admission tickets
    Aerial photographs
    Bottle labels (paper labels)
    Business cards
    Price lists
    Archival materials

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Conditions Governing Access:

    Access Information

    This collection is fully processed. Please contact the Sonoma County Wine Library for physical access; for contact info and current hours, see https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/sonoma-county-wine-library

    Conditions of Use

    Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the Sonoma County Library. The Sonoma County Library has made this collection available and believes that the majority of the collection is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. That portion of the Collection in Public Domain under the laws of the United States may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. For all other portions of the collection, the Sonoma County Library makes no assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to digitized work and can claim only physical ownership of the work(s) described in these records. However, these materials are intended for Personal or Research use only. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited to the copyrights held by parties other than the Library. USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use. Preferred credit line is: Courtesy, the Sonoma County Library. Please see additional reproduction and reuse information at https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/sonoma-county-history-and-genealogy-library/order-photo

    Preferred Citation

    Sonoma County Visionaries, Immigrants and Winemakers. SPC.00086. Sonoma Wine Library, Healdsburg, California

    Acquisition Information

    Collected by Sonoma County Wine Library staff and others, 1988-2009.

    Processing History

    Processed by Sonoma County Wine Library staff before 2009.

    Project Information

    These photographs and other images were assembled primarily from the Sonoma County Library's Sonoma County Wine Library collection. The digitization project was part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP), a multi-year program supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Leveraging the infrastructure of the California Digital Library (CDL) in partnership with Califa and Infopeople, the LHDRP explores a model to aggregate, preserve, and provide permanent public access to local history materials maintained by California cultural heritage institutions via a single statewide online access point.