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Finding aid of the Waddingham Slide Collection and Papers
MSS 260  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Waddingham slide collection and papers
    Dates: 1950-1980
    Collection number: MSS 260
    Creator: Waddingham, Francis
    Collection Size: 15 linear feet
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
    Stockton, California 95211
    Abstract: Slides, photograph, and documents on a variety of California topics and locations.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Waddingham slide collection and papers. MSS 260. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Francis Waddingham taught physics and photography at Westchester High School, Los Angeles, Calif. (1950-1980). His wife, Gladys, taught foreign languages at Inglewood, Calif. High School. Both were active in southern California and state historical societies. Francis Waddingham used his skills as a photographer to document their interest in California hotels, scenery and early buildings. Francis and Gladys Waddingham gave frequent slide lectures to local historical and service organizations.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Box 1 contains slides, picture postcards and scripts describing Gold Rush country in east central California. Boxes 2 and 3 contain slides, correspondence, clippings relating to California hotels and restaurants. Box 4 contains materials on western hotels outside California. Box 5 contains printed materials on California water issues. Box 6 contains photographs of California sierra and desert wilderness. Boxes 7-14 contain slides of historic homes, hotels, railroad cars, stage coaches, ships, harbors, mines and water projects arranged alphabetically by county.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Hotels - California - Photographs
    Architecture - California - Photographs
    Mines and mineral resources - California - Photographs
    California - Pictorial works
    California - Description and travel