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Series 1. Photographs and Negatives circa 1880-1975, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains glass plate negatives, film negatives and photographs of the Mission Inn, Frank Miller, and the Riverside area.
Items in the series include photographs and negatives of well-known areas of the Mission Inn such as the Flyer's Wall, the Music room, Carillon Tower, and Saint Francis Chapel; important individuals such as Mary Pickford, Allis Hutchings, and Anthony Quinn; and events such as the Mission Inn's 100th anniversary, the Carillon Tower fire, the planting of the parent orange tree, and Frank Miller's memorial.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged into five subseries as follows:
  • Sub-series 1.1. Exteriors and Garden, circa 1884-1975, undated
  • Sub-series 1.2. Frank Miller and Others, circa 1903-1970, undated
  • Sub-series 1.3. Interiors, circa 1940-1970, undated
  • Sub-series 1.4. Mount Rubidoux and Riverside Buildings, circa 1906-1925
  • Sub-series 1.5. Paintings, circa 1880-1910, undated
 

Sub-series 1.1. Exteriors and Garden circa 1884-1975, undated

Sub-series Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains photographs of the exteriors and gardens surrounding the Mission Inn. While most of the items depict scenes of nature, there are also images related to a meeting of Japanese individuals. The sub-series also includes photographs of bells surrounding the Mission Inn and the Flyers Wall located within the open courtyards.

Sub-series Arrangement

The sub-series is arranged alphabetically by location.
Box 1, Folders 1-2, Box 6, Folder 4

Advertisement for Pacific Electric Depot L.A. undated

Box 6, Folder 5

Aerial View circa 1930

Box 1, Folders 3-5

Back Left Corner of Mission circa 1930

Box 4, Folder 1

Bell 1247 undated

Box 4, Folder 2

Bells on Seat in Courtyard undated

Box 6, Folder 11

Campanario undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Campanario and Swing undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Carmel Door undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Carmel Door & Monk undated

Box 6, Folder 6

Carillon Tower During/After the Fire of 1944 undated

Box 6, Folder 7

Carillon Tower Reconstruction From Fire in 1944 circa 1944-1946

Box 6, Folder 8

Carillon Tower Sketches undated

Box 1, Folder 9

Center Courtyard undated

Box 1, Folder 10

Chinese Bell in Courtyard with Parent Orange Tree undated

Box 6, Folder 9

[Clock] undated

Box 6, Folder 10

Cloister Art Shop undated

Box 6, Folder 12

[Construction Plans] undated

Box 6, Folder 13

Court of the Birds undated

Box 6, Folder 14

[Courtyard] undated

Box 1, Folders 11-12

Courtyard & Adobe undated

Box 6, Folder 15

Destruction of Adobe circa 1945

Box 1, Folder 13

Dining Area undated

Box 6, Folder 16

East Facade on Orange Street undated

Box 6, Folder 17

Exterior Entrance of Old Glenwood Tavern undated

Box 4, Folder 3, Box 6, Folder 2

Flyers Wall undated

Box 6, Folder 18

[Fountain] undated

Box 6, Folder 19

Fourth Floor Sky Rooms undated

Box 1, Folder 14

Front Entrance undated

Box 1, Folders 15-16, Box 6, Folder 20

Garden of the Bells undated

Box 6, Folder 21

Garden Wedding Chapel undated

Box 6, Folder 22

Glenwood Adobe circa 1884-1891

Box 6, Folder 23

Glenwood Court circa 1906

Box 6, Folder 24

Glenwood Tavern and Hotel circa 1886

Box 4, Folder 4

Grapes undated

Box 6, Folder 25

Horse and Buggy in Front of Glenwood Hotel undated

Box 6, Folder 26

Japanese Garden and Buddha's Temple undated

Box 1, Folder 17

Lemon Tree in Fruit undated

Box 6, Folder 27

Main Street Side View undated

Box 6, Folder 28

[Main Entrance Walkway] undated

Box 6, Folder 29

Mission Inn Bomber undated

Box 4, Folder 5

Napoleon on Chair undated

Box 1, Folder 18

Olive Trees undated

Box 1, Folder 19

Orange St. Side undated

Box 1, Folder 20

Orchard in Bloom undated

Box 1, Folder 21

Outer Facade undated

Box 6, Folder 30

Outer Wall undated

Box 6, Folder 31

Panorama undated

Box 4, Folder 6

Parent Orange Tree undated

Box 1, Folder 22

Pecan Nuts on Tree undated

Box 4, Folders 7-9

Planting a Cottonwood Tree in the Atrium undated

Box 6, Folder 32

[Pool] undated

Box 6, Folder 33

Riverside and Colton Stage in Front of the Glenwood Hotel undated

Box 6, Folder 34

Rotunda undated

Box 4, Folder 10

Saint Catherine Well undated

Box 6, Folder 35

Saint Francis Chapel and Atrium undated

Box 1, Folder 23

Saint Francis Shrine undated

Box 1, Folder 24

Seventh Street Arches - Memorial Day Decorations undated

Box 6, Folder 36

Squire Arms Grill undated

Box 6, Folder 37

West Wing circa 1975

Box 6, Folder 38

White Water Cafe undated

 

Sub-series 1.2. Frank Miller and Others 1912-1939, undated

Sub-series Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains photographs and negatives that pertain to Frank Miller and those associated with the Mission Inn and/or the Riverside area. Frank Miller's daughter, Allis Hutchings and her husband DeWitt who took over the Mission Inn after Miller died in 1935 are pictured often at events or with acquaintances. Several groups, organizations, associations, and guests are also included.

Sub-series Arrangement

The sub-series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 4, Folder 11

Allen, Carl, and Family - Female undated

Box 4, Folder 12

Allen, Carl, and Family - Male undated

Box 6, Folder 39

American Bankers' Association 1949

Box 6, Folder 40

Asian Schoolgirls undated

Box 6, Folder 41

Award of Merit Presentation undated

Box 6, Folder 42

[Bands] undated

Box 6, Folder 43

Bond, Carrie Jacob in Front of her Room - 418 1929-1930

Box 6, Folder 44

[Chefs and Waitresses] undated

Box 6, Folder 45

Children's' Processional at St. Francis Court undated

Box 6, boxes 46

Coach and Team for Glenwood Stage 1920

Box 6, Folder 47

Cowley, Mrs. Archibald, Mrs. Benjamin Harrison Mckee, and Mrs. W.W. Vicksey Playing Cards undated

Box 6, Folder 48

Fledderjohn, Lieutenant and Mrs. D.W. Signing the Bridal Register Propeller undated

Box 6, Folder 49

Flyers Wall circa 1930

Box 6, Folder 50

Flyers Wall Placing Ceremony 1969

Box 6, Folder 51

Franzen Hardware Company Delivery Horse and Buggy on 788 Main St. undated

Box 6, Folder 52

Freeman, Bill undated

Box 6, Folder 53

Helicopter Landing undated

Box 7, Folder 1

Hemet and Idlewild Transport Horse and Buggy undated

Box 4, Folder 13

Hilll, Abbey William, and Bird undated

Box 4, Folder 14

Hucklebridge Wedding June 24, 1939

Box 7, Folder 2

Hutchings, Allis and DeWitt undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Hutchings, Allis and DeWitt Christmas Card 1948

Box 7, Folder 4

Hutchings, Allis and DeWitt Cutting a Mission Inn Anniversary Cake undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Hutchings, Allis undated

Box 7, Folder 6

Hutchings, Allis and the Riverside Social Group undated

Box 7, Folder 7

Hutchings, Allis Signing Lease with Jack Robinson, Jane Gunther, and DeWitt Hutchings undated

Box 7, Folder 8

Hutchings, Allis Miller circa 1907

Box 7, Folder 9

Hutchings, DeWitt undated

Box 7, Folder 10

Hutchings, DeWitt and Allis - Freedom Bell 1950

Box 7, Folder 11

Hutchings, Frank undated

Box 7, Folder 12

Hutchings, Helen and Koala undated

Box 7, Folder 13

[Japanese-American Meeting] undated

Box 7, Folder 14

Luncheon Group on the Patio circa 1930

Box 7, Folder 15

Man Speaking on Magnolia Avenue undated

Box 7, Folder 16

Mariachi Band at Peterson Wedding undated

Box 1, Folder 25, Box 4, Folders 15-21

The Master of the Inn (Frank Miller) ca 1912-1913

Box 7, Folder 17

Men by Railway 1947

Box 4, Folders 22-25

Miller Family Under Fig Tree undated

Box 7, Folder 18

Miller, Frank undated

Box 4, Folder 26

Miller, Frank A. 1919

Box 7, Folder 19

Miller, Frank, Allis Miller-Hutchings, and Two Guests undated

Box 7, Folder 20

Miller, Frank, Mrs. Miller, Alice Miller, and Grandson Under Fig Tree undated

Box 7, Folder 21

Miller, Frank Receiving Japanese Order of the Rising Sun undated

Box 7, Folder 22

Miller, Frank with Joseph and Napoleon undated

Box 7, Folder 23

Miller, Frank with Menorah and Guadalupe Shrine undated

Box 7, Folder 24

Miller, Frank with Two Friends undated

Box 7, Folder 25

Miller, Marion Clark - Wife of Frank Miller circa 1910-1920

Box 7, Folder 26

Movie Set undated

Box 4, Folder 27

Mr. Camb at Whittier College circa 1917

Box 7, Folder 27

Music Room Gathering undated

Box 7, Folder 28

National Conference of Social Network (NCSW) 1954

Box 7, Folder 29

Native American Girl and Parent Orange Tree undated

Box 7, Folder 30

Native American with Tepee and Horses undated

Box 7, Folder 31

Nygaard Wedding - On Gilt Alter undated

Box 7, Folder 32

"Old Timers" circa 1920-1930

Box 7, Folder 33

Philips, Congressman John and Wife undated

Box 7, Folder 34

Pickford, Mary circa 1940

Box 7, Folder 35

[Plays] undated

Box 7, Folder 36

Pool Luncheon undated

Box 1, Folder 26

Pope with Entourage undated

Box 7, Folder 37

Quinn, Anthony and Wife undated

Box 1, Folder 27

Reynolds, George N. undated

Box 4, Folders 28-29

Richardson, Alice M. at Door undated

Box 7, Folder 38

Richardson, Alice Miller - Sister of Frank Miller undated

Box 7, Folder 39

Riverside Residents undated

Box 7, Folder 40

Roosevelt, Teddy Planting Parent Tree 1903

Box 7, Folder 41

Rural Letter Carriers undated

Box 7, Folder 42

Saint Francis Dedication undated

Box 7, Folder 43

Sendai 1970

Box 7, Folder 44

Southern California Passenger Association 1949

Box 7, Folder 45

Southern Sierras Power Co. undated

Box 7, Folder 46

Stagecoach in Parade July 4

Box 7, Folder 47

Swimming Instructors at Medal Ceremony 1951

Box 7, Folder 48

Unidentified Groups undated

Box 7, Folder 49

Unidentified Individuals undated

Box 7, Folder 50

"Unfurling Old Glory" 1903

Box 7, Folder 51

Van Brunt, Jessie undated

Box 7, Folder 52

Vandersloop, Audrey at Miss De Anza Days circa 1940-1950

Box 7, Folder 53

Warren, Governor undated

Box 7, Folder 54

Warren, Mr. Marketing Asparagus 1968

Box 7, Folder 55

Weddings/Luncheons undated

Box 7, Folder 56

Williams, Esther and Husband Introducing Friends to Governor Warren undated

Box 7, Folder 57

Winston Cigarettes undated

Box 7, Folder 58

Wissburg, Ms. Mary Alef Modeling in a Harris Co. Fashion Show 1942

Box 7, Folder 59

Women's International Association of Aeronautics 1946

Box 7, Folder 60

WWI Soldiers circa 1917

 

Sub-series 1.3. Interiors circa 1940-1970, undated

Sub-series Scope and Contents

The sub-series consists of photographs taken inside the Mission Inn. Photographs depict artifacts within the hotel, and different rooms such as the Music Room, the Catacombs, and the chapel. Frank Miller's parrots, Napoleon and Joseph, are also pictured.

Sub-series Arrangement

The sub-series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 7, Folder 61

100th Anniversary 1976

Box 1, Folder 28

Bedroom in Cloister Room #280 undated

Box 7, Folder 62

[Bedrooms] undated

Box 1, Folder 29

Bell undated

Box 1, Folder 30

Bell Collection - China undated

Box 7, Folder 63

"By the Fire Place" undated

Box 1, Folder 31

Cabinet with Cross Collection undated

Box 1, Folder 32

Catacombs undated

Box 7, Folder 64

China Doll Collection undated

Box 7, Folder 65

Clock Figures undated

Box 7, Folder 66

[Corridor] undated

Box 1, Folder 33

Crest Tapestry undated

Box 7, Folder 67

Dining Room undated

Box 1, Folder 34

El Bautisterio - Baptistery in Catacombs undated

Box 7, Folder 68

El Mundo on First Floor circa 1940

Box 1, Folder 35

Elephant Bell undated

Box 7, Folder 69

Galleria undated

Box 1, Folder 36

Garden of the Bells undated

Box 1, Folder 37

Garden of the Bells - Vertical Views undated

Box 1, Folder 38, Box 4, Folders 30-31, Box 7, Folder 70

Hallway undated

Box 1, Folder 39

India Bell Collection undated

Box 1, Folder 40, Box 4, Folder 32

Inglenook Lobby circa 1905

Box 1, Folder 41

Inscription on 1247 Bell undated

Box 7, Folder 71

Interior Room undated

Box 7, Folder 72

Interior Rooms circa 1970

Box 8, Folder 1

Japanese Art and Artifacts undated

Box 8, Folder 2

Kilgen Organ undated

Box 4, Folders 33-34

King and Queen Chair undated

Box 1, Folder 42, Box 8, Folder 3

Kitchen undated

Box 1, Folder 43

Kitchen Decoration by W.C. Tanner undated

Box 1, Folder 44

KIVA (Indian Baskets and Artifacts) undated

Box 8, Folder 4

Mission Inn Lobby undated

Box 8, Folder 5

Mission Inn undated

Box 4, Folder 35

Mural Decoration on Spanish Patio undated

Box 1, Folder 45, Box 8, Folder 6

Music Room undated

Box 1, Folder 46

Music Room Balcony undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Music Room Balcony - 2nd Angle undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Music Room - Organ undated

Box 4, Folders 36-39

Napoleon and Joseph on Chair undated

Box 4, Folder 40

Napoleon on Chair undated

Box 2, Folders 3-4

Nativity Play, Music Room - Adoration of the Magi undated

Box 2, Folders 5

Nativity Play, Music Room - Adoration of Shepherds undated

Box 2, Folder 6

Nativity Play, Music Room - Saint Francis & Doves undated

Box 4, Folder 41

Organ undated

Box 2, Folder 7

Organ - Manual undated

Box 8, Folder 7

Page from Frank Miller's Diary about Arrival in Riverside - 1847 undated

Box 4, Folder 42

Panel Door undated

Box 8, Folder 8

Parlors of Hotel Glenwood undated

Box 2, Folder 8

"Peace for all Nations" - U.S. Flag undated

Box 8, Folder 9

Rabbit with Umbrella undated

Box 8, Folder 10

Religious Objects undated

Box 8, Folder 11

Riverside First Congregational Church undated

Box 2, Folder 9

Room undated

Box 8, Folder 12

Rotunda Draped with Rugs undated

Box 8, Folder 13

Rotunda Wing undated

Box 4, Folder 43-44

Saint Anthony & Demon Wood Carving undated

Box 2, Folder 10

Saint Cecilia Chapel undated

Box 2, Folder 11

Saint Cecilia Chapel (Interior) undated

Box 8, Folder 14

[Saint Francis and Flyers Wings] undated

Box 8, Folder 15

Saint Francis Chapel undated

Box 8, Folder 16

Saint Francis Chapel Doors undated

Box 8, Folder 17

Saint Francis Doors undated

Box 2, Folder 12

Serra Niche - Catacombs undated

Box 8, Folder 18

Spanish Art Gallery undated

Box 8, Folder 19

Squire's Arm 1960-1970

Box 8, Folder 20

Straight Room undated

Box 2, Folder 13

Swiss Cowbell undated

Box 2, Folder 14

Tapestry undated

Box 8, Folder 21

Temple in Buddha Room undated

Box 8, Folder 22

Wedding Breakfast Table undated

Box 4, Folders 45-47

Wedding Rings of the World undated

Box 8, Folder 23

Westeria Room 1970

Box 2, Folder 15

Wooden Chest undated

Box 2, Folder 16

Wooden Chest - Eagle Key Panel undated

Box 2, Folder 17

Wooden Chest - Medallion Busts on Front Panels undated

Box 2, Folder 18

Wooden Chest - Open to Show Iron Work Inside undated

 

Sub-series 1.4. Mount Rubidoux and Riverside Buildings circa 1906-1925

Sub-series Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains photographs and negatives that pertain to buildings and landmarks in Riverside beyond the Mission Inn itself. Most of the photographs/negatives revolve around Mount Rubidoux, including the World Peace Tower and plaques dedicated to various individuals important to Riverside and Southern California history such as Junípero Serra and Henry Van Dyke.

Sub-series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 8, Folder 24

Bamboo Gardens Chinese Food Barn undated

Box 5, Folders 5-6

Bell on Mount Rubidoux undated

Box 8, Folder 25

[Church] undated

Box 5, Folder 7

Cross on Mount Rubidoux undated

Box 3, Folder 5

Dedication on Mount Rubidoux circa 1910

Box 2, Folder 6

Easter on Mount Rubidoux circa 1910

Box 3, Folder 7

Easter Gathering on Mount Rubidoux 1914

Box 3, Folder 8

Fountain Dedication 1916

Box 3, Folder 9, Box 8, Folder 36

Fra. Junipero Serra Tablet undated

Box 5, Folder 8

Gale, Zona undated

Box 8, Folder 26

[Glenwood Hotel] undated

Box 8, Folder 27

Glenwood Mission Garage and Studebaker cars circa 1906

Box 3, Folder 10

Huntington Tablet undated

Box 5, Folder 9

Loving Building circa 1920

Box 8, Folder 28

Miller, Frank A. Memorial World Peace Tour circa 1925

Box 5, Folder 10

Miller, Frank and Zona Gale undated

Box 5, Folder 11

Miller, Frank at Mount Rubidoux (Close Up) undated

Box 5, Folder 12

Miller, Frank at Mount Rubidoux (Panoramic) undated

Box 8, Folder 29

[Riverside, CA] undated

Box 8, Folder 30

Mount Rubidoux from Mission Inn undated

Box 8, Folder 35

Mount Rubidoux with Cars undated

Box 3, Folder 11

Security Savings Bank Building (Evans Building) circa 1906

Box 5, Folder 13

Serra Plaque, Mount Rubidoux - Unveiled by Howard Taft 1906

Box 8, Folder 37

Testimonial Peace Tower undated

Box 8, Folder 38

Van Dyke, Henry - Memorial Plaque undated

 

Sub-series 1.5. Paintings circa 1880-1910, undated

Sub-series Scope and Contents

The sub-series consists of photographs taken of paintings held within the Mission Inn. Many have Catholic influences and are of important figures such as Father Junipero Serra and the Madonna.

Sub-series Arrangement

The sub-series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 4, Folder 48

Adoration of the King undated

Box 2, Folder 19

Alice Miller Richardson undated

Box 2, Folder 20

All's Well, by Winslow Homer undated

Box 4, Folder 49

American Flag undated

Box 2, Folder 21

At the Window - Spanish Painting undated

Box 2, Folder 22

Bell, Dead Person, Crowd with Banners undated

Box 2, Folder 23

Bell and Saint Francis undated

Box 2, Folder 24

Casting the Bell by George Stone circa 1910

Box 2, Folder 25

Child at Table Eating, by S.B. Holden undated

Box 2, Folder 26

Christmas Bells undated

Box 2, Folder 27

Christmas Morning at Ana-Capri, by George Stone circa 1910

Box 4, Folder 50

Citrus Fair circa 1880

Box 4, Folder 51

Crowning of Charles VII circa 1880-1890

Box 4, Folder 52

Crucifixion undated

Box 4, Folder 53

Father Serra undated

Box 2, Folder 28, Box 4, Folder 54

Father Serra Crossing the Desert, copy 1909

Box 2, Folder 29

Female Saint with Wheat Painting undated

Box 4, Folder 55

George Washington undated

Box 2, Folder 30

Hanging the Bell, by George Stone circa 1910

Box 2, Folder 31

Head of Christ with Crown of Thorns undated

Box 8, Folder 39

Hutchings, Allis on Balcony in Venice undated

Box 2, Folder 32

Junipero Serra undated

Box 2, Folder 33

Junipero Serra, Engraved Portrait with Signature undated

Box 4, Folder 56

Madonna or Saint undated

Box 2, Folder 34

Man in Formal Attire undated

Box 2, Folder 35

Man in Suit Portrait, by Henry Tanner undated

Box 4, Folder 57

Man Playing Piano, by Henry Tanner undated

Box 8, Folder 40

Miller, Allis by Penrhyn Stanislaus undated

Box 8, Folder 41

Miller, Allis Who Stayed 1909-1912 1909

Box 2, Folder 36

Mission Inn Barn undated

Box 5, Folder 1

Mission Inn Tower, by Cody undated

Box 2, Folder 37

Monk with Cross undated

Box 2, Folder 38

Monk with Woman and Child undated

Box 2, Folder 39

Mother/Madonna with Cherubs undated

Box 2, Folder 40

Nuestra Señora de las Gracias, Queen of Angels undated

Box 5, Folder 2

Portrait of a Young Man undated

Box 5, Folder 3

Saint Catherine undated

Box 2, Folder 41

Saint Francis in Front of Church undated

Box 2, Folder 42

San Juan Capistrano Statue undated

Box 2, Folder 43

San Juan Capistrano Mission, by Chris Jorgensen 1907

Box 2, Folder 44

Spanish Lady undated

Box 2, Folder 45

Topographic Map undated

Box 5, Folder 4

Virgin Mary undated

Box 8, Folder 42

Watson, Lt. - Helen Hutchings' Husband undated

Box 3, Folder 1

Woman and Angels above the Mission undated

Box 3, Folder 2

Woman's Portrait, by Henry Tanner undated

Box 3, Folder 3

Woman Reading in Chair undated

Box 3, Folder 4

Woman Sitting in Chair undated

 

Series 2. Newspapers and Articles circa 1930-1993

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains book and newspaper clippings regarding the Mission Inn and its history. Articles in the series also cover the history of Frank Miller, the founder of the historic site, and its architecture.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 6, Folder 2

Mission Inn circa 1930

Map-case B, Folder 6

The Mission Inn 1993

Box 6, Item 3

Riverside Daily Press 1930

 

Series 3. Postcards 1909, undated

Series Scope and Contents

The series contains postcards of Riverside and its surrounding cities, as well as the Mission Inn.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 8, Folder 43

California undated

Box 8, Folder 44

Mission Inn 1909

Box 8, Folder 45

Mount Rubidoux undated

Box 8, Folder 46

Newspaper undated

Box 8, Folder 47

President Lincoln undated

Box 8, Folder 48

Riverside undated

 

Series 4. Programs, Menus, and Newsletters 1912-1995

Series Scope and Contents

The series contains fliers from the Mission Inn, and event programs for groups such as the Rotary Club. Also included are menus from various meals served at the Inn from 1912-1915.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 8, Folder 49

The French Heritage undated

Box 6, Folder 1

Menus 1912-1915

Box 8, Folder 50

Mission Inn circa 1953-1995