Charles W. McLaughlin photographs
Finding aid created by Serena Rodholm
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Title: Charles W. McLaughlin photographs
Date (inclusive): circa 1850-1984
Collection Number: MS 125
McLaughlin, Charles W.
1.88 linear feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Abstract: This collection contains the negatives of Charles W. McLaughlin's photographic work documenting the Inland Empire of Southern
California (San Bernardino and Riverside counties). The photographs span more than a sixty year period showing the region's
development from a rural/agricultural area to a more urban one. Most of the subject matter is landscapes, architecture, and
people within the San Bernardino mountains, but areas and landmarks outside of the Inland Empire are included as well. The
collection covers material from about 1850 to 1984.
Languages: The collection is in English.
This collection is open for research.
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[identification of item], [date if possible]. Charles W. McLaughlin photographs (MS 125). Special Collections & University
Archives, University of California, Riverside.
This collection was processed by Serena Rodholm, 2019.
Processing of the [Collection Title] was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside
as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded
by the UCR Library and administered by Andrew Lippert, Special Collections Processing Archivist.
Collection Scope and Contents
This collection contains the negatives of Charles W. McLaughlin's photographic work documenting the Inland Empire of Southern
California (San Bernardino and Riverside counties). Spanning from circa 1850 to 1984 it shows the development of the region
from its agrigultural and pastoral origins. A newspaper article written on the death of Charles McLaughlin is also included.
Charles McLaughlin took much of his pictures within the San Bernardino Mountains at smaller trails and lakes. The collection
also contains folders of wildlife areas and landmarks outside of the Inland Empire such as Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, and
Bryce Canyon National Park, etc.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by topic.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Riverside County (Calif.)
San Bernardino County (Calif.)
San Gorgonio Wilderness (Calif.)
Genres and Forms of Materials
Box 1, Folder 2
Box 1, Folder 3
Bodie and Virginia City
Box 1, Folder 4
Capitol Reef and Bryce National Park
Box 1, Folder 5
This folder contains photographs of a Native American papoose and Mount Lowe.
Box 1, Folder 6
Colton - W.P.A.
Box 1, Folder 7
Colton and Highland
Box 1, Folder 8
Cross on Mount Rubidox
Box 1, Folder 11
Depots - cars and trains
Box 1, Folder 12
Box 1, Folder 13
Feather River - Western Pacific
Box 2, Folder 5
Fontana Historical Society
Box 2, Folder 6
Box 2, Folder 9
Ice House Canyon and San Jacinto
Box 2, Folders 10-11
Box 2, Folder 13
Box 3, Folder 2
Box 3, Folder 3
Box 3, Folders 4-6
Folder six originally contained the note "K.B. Write".
Box 3, Folder 7
Redlands - H.B. Wright Cabin Crafton Depot
Box 3, Folder 8
San Berdoo - small clock
Box 3, Folder 9
Box 3, Folders 10-12
San Bernardino County Museum
Box 3, Folder 13
San Bernardino Fire Department
Box 4, Folder 1
San Bernardino houses, hotels, and streets
Box 4, Folders 2-3
San Bernardino Mountain
Box 4, Folder 4
San Bernardino Mountains - Gold Hill
Box 4, Folder 5
San Bernardino postcards - Harlem
Box 4, Folder 6
San Gabriel Mountains - trail sign
Box 4, Folders 7
San Gorgonio Mountains
Box 4, Folders 8-9
San Jacinto Mountains
Box 4, Folder 10
San Sevaine Boy Scouts - Middle Fork Falls
Box 5, Folder 1
San Sevaine - Middle Fork Falls
Box 5, Folder 2
Sequoia - Kings Canyon
Box 5, Folder 3
The title may refer to Shandin Hills, CA.
Box 5, Folder 4
Box 5, Folder 5
The Sun article
Box 5, Folder 6