The Avery E. Field photographs contain several thousand images documenting the growth and development of Riverside, California
in the first half of the 20th century. A large portion of the collection is comprised of images featuring local residents
and their involvement in various events such as parades, celebrations, and weddings. The architectural history of the city
is also well documented as there are images of both residential and commercial buildings including approximately 1,000 images
of the Mission Inn. Portraits of local families, images of the region's geographic landscapes, and artwork are also contained
in this collection
Avery Edwin Field was the premier commercial photographer in Riverside for most of the first half of the twentieth century.
The name "Avery Field" was synonymous with photographic artistry and high technical quality for three generations of Riverside
residents. As the official photographer of the Mission Inn and a successful entrant in many prestigious salon exhibits, Field
also enjoyed a national and international reputation for photographic excellence.
Copyright of these records has been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & University
Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of
This collection is open for research.